It’s Jessikah and Rachael here!
November was an exhilarating month for us. We were thrilled to be announced as Miss Wagga Wagga 2022 (Jessikah) and Community Princess 2022 (Rachael) at the Crowning Ceremony on Saturday November 6, 2021. We felt a million bucks dressed up in our elegant gowns with our hair and makeup done.
Before the formalities started, we were treated to a ride up and down Baylis Street from the Wagga Wagga Vintage and Veteran Car Club. At our Crowning Ceremony, we each had a member of the Australian Defence Force escort us into the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery. It was lovely to see the continued support of our defence personnel at this event.
At the Celebration Dinner following the Crowning Ceremony, we were treated to some incredible live music performed by the Kapooka Army Band and a delicious cake by Nayz Cakes.
The night was so much fun, and the Miss Wagga Wagga Quest Committee did a fantastic job organising the night!
The morning after the Crowning Ceremony was jam-packed; we were interviewed by Prime7 News and Poppy and Leigh at Triple M before Jessikah was also interviewed by ABC Radio. We spoke about our experiences as Entrants in the Quest and how we were feeling now that we had become Titleholders - although it still hadn’t sunk in!
Our first official event as Miss Wagga Wagga and Community Princess was to lay a wreath on behalf of the Miss Wagga Wagga Quest during a Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Memorial Gardens. Our wreath was beautiful and created by Flower Talk Wagga.
It is an honour to have these roles for 2022. We are very much looking forward to the opportunity of becoming even more involved in our community, meeting and learning more about community groups and organisations, volunteering where we can and representing the Miss Wagga Wagga Quest and Wagga Wagga.
We can’t wait to see what December brings!
Jessikah & Rachael