Cloncurry has missed out on back to back Miss Rodeo Australias after Emma Deicke from the Proserpine region took out the title in 2017.
Ms Deicke who represented Bowen River Rodeo and Campdraft won it after a weekend of judging and activities in Warwick.
She narrowly edged out four other regional champions including Cloncurry’s Kate Taylor.
Ms Deicke follows in the footsteps of another Cloncurry woman Katy Scott who won Miss Rodeo Australia 2016.
The announcement was made Saturday evening at the Rodeo Heritage Centre in Warwick, with 2016 Queen Katy Scott handing over her crown to Ms Deicke.
Miss Rodeo Milmerran Tamara Evans was named as runner-up.
Also competing for the title were Warwick’s Sophie Amos and Isabelle Hare of Deniliquin, NSW.
The contenders went through horsemanship trials at the Warwick Showgrounds on Saturday, along with interviews with the judging panel and public speaking. They spent Friday touring Warwick.
Kate Taylor got to the final as the 2016 Cloncurry Merry Muster queen having raised almost $5000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Outgoing Miss Rodeo Australia Katy Scott said she had had “an amazing year” touring the Australian rodeo circuit and overseas events.
The new champion Ms Deicke heads straight to Wagga Wagga this weekend for her first rodeo as Miss Rodeo Australia, and will be seen later in the year at the Merry Muster and Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo.