NATALIE Isarin of Mt Martha is “the face” of this year’s Peninsula Cup.
The 23-year-old dental hygienist will have VIP entry to key fashion and race day events and share hosting, trophy presentation and media interview duties on behalf of Mornington Racing Club.
Ms Isarin also will judge Fashions on the Field.
As the face of the cup she will receive $5000 in prizes, including cash, clothing and hair styling.
Ms Isarin said being the face of the cup was a “very exciting opportunity and a real privilege”.
“I go to the Peninsula Cup every year, entered Fashions on the Field at the Mornington Cup this year, which was great fun, and I’m passionate about fashion generally,” she said.
“I just love the atmosphere at the races – I’m often guilty of looking back into the crowd when races are being run just to take in the atmosphere.”
Contestants for this year’s “face” sent the racing club a photograph of themselves and responded to the question: what attributes do you believe would make you the perfect Face of Peninsula Cup?
Ms Isarin’s response was: “I believe that if people come to Mornington, they will fall in love with the place.”
Finalists were interviewed before Ms Isarin was chosen.
A public vote through the Mornington Racecourse Facebook page saw Briony Willmott win the People’s Choice award.
The Peninsula Cup is at Mornington Racecourse on Sunday 4 November.