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Shoutout for Miss Fonty
Shoutout for Miss Fonty

While log chopping may be the premier drawcard at this year’s Back To Fonty’s, it will be the Miss Fonty’s swimwear modelling contest which will get spectators hot under the collar.

Picture: Former Miss Fonty Annie Giacomel (entre) flanked by her competitors during the 2010 swimwear modelling competition.

A feast of beauties are expected to go head-to-head on Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26, competing for the grand prize of a $2500 1.5 carat diamond ring donated by competition sponsors James The Jewellers.

Miss Fonty’s organiser Carolyn Cabassi said while a few girls had entered so far, she would like to see more taking part.

‘‘We got 24 girls in 2010 and this year we’re hoping for at least 30,’’ Ms Cabassi said.

‘‘I would like the girls to enter as soon as possible, so we can get the heats organised in advance.

‘‘It’s a fun day. You don’t have to take it too seriously. The girls get to wear their own swimwear too, so they feel more comfortable.’’

Jeweller Jay James, whose family business has donated the grand prize, said he hoped the ring would encourage more girls to enter.

Miss Fonty’s is open to girls aged 16 and older and the deadline for entries is Saturday, February 25. Entry forms are available at

This year’s Back To Fonty’s is shaping up to be the biggest and best ever,with a dozen of the world’s best axemen coming to Manjimup for the log chopping contest and the ever popular Bathtub Derby set to draw crowds from all over the South West.

Corporate tents are still available and bookings can be made on 9776 0144.

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