IT'S the showpiece of the Gold Coast. It's glitzy, it's glam, it's noisy and sexy. It's horsepower and flesh - it's Indy.
And for the first time in Indy history, a couple of Tweed girls are among the finalists vying for the coveted Barter Card Miss Indy title.
On Friday, October 15 Bianca Wise (18) from Banora Point and Jessica Dalziell (19) of Kingscliff will join the 34 other young women from all around Australia and New Zealand to face the judges at the luxury Mercure Resort in Surfers Paradise.
Despite the fact they are finalists in one of the topranked beauty contests in the country and the possibility they could be on the verge of modelling greatness, the two Tweed girls are approaching the contest with realistic expectations.
Both said they weren't going in to win but just to have fun.
"You can't take it too seriously because there will always be some girl who is better or prettier and you will just end up disappointed," Jessica said."
"I just want to enjoy it."
Bianca was the same.
"This has been my dream since I discovered I loved Indy more than the boys in my class," she said.
"I love the Tweed and Murwillumbah - my dad used to own the Austral Cafe. But I just love the excitement, the cars, the clothes, the whole atmosphere of Indy, too."
"But they could put me in a track suit if they want, I'd still go in it."