Model picked as v8 grid girl
FORMER Whitsunday model Casey Carmichael will be one of 12 Jupiter's Miss Townsville 400 Grid Girls this weekend. Ms Carmichael applied online for the role in April and was named in the top 45 in Queensland.
She then battled it out with other beauties in three preliminary heats at Jupiter's Casino in Townsville in categories including swimwear and after five evening wear.
"After I was named in the top 12 I had to do a lot of training like catwalk modelling and work on the grid," she said.
"It was very professional. A lot more training and effort goes into the event then I thought.
"I'm looking forward to gaining a lot more experience in the modelling industry and this event has already taught me so much about it."
Over the three day event, Ms Carmichael will mingle in the sponsor boxes, meet and greet official guests and be on the grid before all of the action starts for the races.
"I'm looking forward to seeing Jimmy Barnes play live," she joked.
"I decided to enter the event because I am a really sporty person and went to Townsville Grammar for high school, so I was familiar with the event.
"It's also a great opportunity to represent the Whitsundays."
Ms Carmichael now lives in Townsville and is studying business at James Cook University.