Walbundrie Show's representative said she was shocked to claim the overall 2019 The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl Competition.
Agronomist Steph Clancy, 24, of Albury, took out the statewide contest from 13 other finalists on Sunday after progressing through the Walbundrie and zone stages.
The announcement followed a week of personal development, socialising, networking and judging for the finalists.
"This is my first year and it was the last year that I could qualify if I was to come to Sydney just because of my age," Ms Clancy said.
"They were really great at making sure everybody felt at home so it was a really nice week, a hectic week but it was really good.
"It's been quite a while since our zone, the southern zone, has won a tricoloured sash at Sydney, so that's been really exciting and I'm the first Showgirl for Walbundrie who's won it.
"It's been really positive feedback, everybody's really chuffed and happy to help where they can."
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A Pacific Seeds territory manager and Lavington netballer, Ms Clancy grew up on her family's farm at Pleasant Hills and always had a passion for agriculture.
Her win sees her become an ambassador for the next year, attending shows, making speeches and presenting prizes.
"Making sure that I'm pushing the show movement and encouraging other people to try new things," she said.
The competition had allowed to meet "lots of amazing people" in agriculture and make many new friends.
"There's plenty of opportunities there for people to improve themselves," she said.
"It's really great knowing someone from all different parts of the state and if you ever get stuck ... to be able to call on someone.
"Everybody wants to help each other."
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