Bodylicious ladies in bras and undies strutted down a Queenstown catwalk for a lingerie contest on Thursday night.
The eight hopefuls were competing in the first Central Otago heat of the Miss Lingerie Model competition, held at local watering hole Revolver.
But local entrants were pipped by dedicated Christchurch student Rebekah Stuart, 21, who travelled down after missing out as a Canterbury finalist.
Stuart, in the third year of a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in biology and biochemistry, wants to “follow in the footsteps” of her mother, who was also a model in her day.
But with a bevy of gorgeous girls lined up for the fifth national final in Auckland on October 16, Stuart isn’t holding her breath she’ll win.
“I don’t think I have any chance there, but I’m not too worried about that. I’m just very happy that I got to the finals – that was my main goal,” Stuart says.
“And I’m happy to let the very beautiful girls take over and do their stuff. I’m just happy to be part of it.”
The wannabe runway goddesses did three jaunts down the temporary catwalk – first dressed in a T-shirt from local store Fetch plus black shorts, then in matching everyday lingerie and lastly in skimpy, Victoria Secret-inspired stage outfits.
Bridget Morton claimed second place while Lana Aitcheson came third.