Wellington beauty crowned 2020 Parkes Elvis Festival's Miss Priscilla

STUNNING: Wellington teenager Shania Sarsfield has taken out the 2020 Miss Priscilla competition and will be the face of the Parkes Elvis Festival for the next 12 months. Photo: Barbara Reeves.
STUNNING: Wellington teenager Shania Sarsfield has taken out the 2020 Miss Priscilla competition and will be the face of the Parkes Elvis Festival for the next 12 months. Photo: Barbara Reeves.

She's been coming dressed as Priscilla since she was a little girl and now she is the face of the 2020 Parkes Elvis Festival.

Wellington teenager Shania Sarsfield (19) was crowned the Goodsell Machinery P/L Miss Priscilla on Thursday night at the annual Miss Priscilla Dinner.

"I'm still shaken, I can't believe it," Shania told the Champion Post on Friday.

"I was very overwhelmed, I wanted to cry but then I thought of my makeup and all the photos that had to be taken," she laughed.

"My boyfriend and I were both teary, he looked at me and said 'I'm so proud of you', he was so happy."

Shania was styled by Adele Hawke of Adele's Salon and her makeup was done by Lauren Liebich from La Bella Medispa.

The 2019 Miss Priscilla Erin O'Leary was on hand to place Shania's sash on her when the announcement was made.

Shania has a very busy schedule throughout the festival, appearing at a number of events.

"I'm very nervous, but I'm excited," she said.

"I just visited two Parkes nursing homes, meeting the residents and taking photos with them was beautiful.

"I'm excited for the next couple of days, I heard that my feet are going to be sore and my mouth is going to be molded into a permanent smile."

Born and bred in Wellington, Shania's family are big Elvis fans.

"My grandparents brought me to Parkes as a kid a few times and I dressed up as Priscilla, I had the wig and everything," she said.

Shania works in a nursing home in Wellington and starts her nursing degree at Charles Sturt University in Dubbo in March.

And as far as her name goes?

"Yes mum was a fan [of Shania Twain]," she grinned.

Winners of the other categories in the Miss Priscilla competition were Ingrid Jangietis, who took out the MISS 66 category and was fabulously self styled, and the winner of the best Hairstyle category went to Jo Hemming - who had her luscious locks perfected by Adele's Hair Salon.

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