ABOVE: Beef Week Queen entrants, clockwise from top left, Rachael, Kara, Portia, Olivia, Danielle and Liberty.
Danielle, 18, Casino
I’m excited to join the Casino Beef Week Queen Competition because I’ve always loved Beef Week and thought there was no better way to celebrate than putting myself right in the middle of it all. I love spending time with loved ones and I believe connection is important because you shouldn’t take things for granted. I am a caring person and if I win, I’d use my platform to encourage others to not be shy, to give things a go, no matter the outcome. Can’t wait to give it a go.
Kara, 18, Casino
I’ve always been inspired by the past entrants of the Casino Beef Week Queen Competition. It’s a fantastic way to be more involved in our wonderful community. I love surrounding myself with friends and family and I strongly believe that spreading love and kindness is important because it takes zero dollars to be kind. Life is short and it’s never worth taking anything for granted. My best trait is that I always try to put other people’s needs before my own. If I win, I’d use my platform to continue spreading love and kindness, promoting businesses and encouraging others to give anything that comes at them a red hot go. I’m so excited for this journey.
Liberty, 19, Casino
Beef Week has always been such an amazing annual celebration of our community and I have watched past queens grow and blossom in their role. I am beyond excited to be a part of that this year. It gives me the opportunity to build connections and become more involved with our beautiful community. Working in the disability care industry, I have learned the value of love and kindness for others and through this I’ve become extra appreciative of those around me. I love spending time with my loved ones as I am my true self around them. My best trait is my love and compassion. I want to remind everyone to put themselves out there, challenge themselves because you never know what is waiting on the other side. I am beyond grateful for this opportunity and I’m excited to show everyone what I am capable of.
Olivia, 19, Casino
I’m so excited and grateful that I get to be a part of the Casino Beef Week Queen Competition this year as I have always wanted to represent my home town and what better way to do it than be a part of the competition. I am proud to be a young woman living in a small town and believe that Casino Beef Week is an amazing event for our town. My family and I have lived on a farm most of my life raising Droughtmaster cattle for our own personal beef. I can’t wait to learn more about the beef industry and the community I live in while being a positive example for other young women.
I love surrounding myself with loved ones and believe quality time is so important because it builds strong bonds and everlasting memories that you will cherish forever. I am very fortunate to have a large extended family. I am very helpful and easy to get along with. I’m caring and am a welcoming person and if I win, I’d use my platform to encourage other young people like me to enter in the Beef Week Queen or Ambassador Program and help spread knowledge about our Beef Capital Casino.
Portia, 21, Casino/Tabulam
I’m excited to be a part the Casino Beef Week Queen Competition as it’s a one-off experience that I would hate to miss out on. I love spending time with my friends and family at the beach and believe quality time with loved ones is super important. My best trait is my bubbly personality and if I win, I’d use my platform to help spread awareness around mental health.
Rachael, 22, Woodburn
I’m excited to join the Casino Beef Week Queen Competition because it is an opportunity to learn new things, meet new people and step out of my comfort zone. I love anything outdoors and spending time with family and friends. I believe being kind, caring and considerate of others is important because what goes around comes around. My best trait is helping those in need before myself and if I win, I’d use my platform to spread awareness of endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome and encourage others to step out of their comfort zone and give anything a go. I’m grateful for this opportunity.
Each entrants’ comments were supplied by Casino Beef Week.