WARRNAMBOOL’S Nick Davey and Katrina Hoye have 1000 reasons to smile.
The lucky pair picked up $1000 vouchers for Warr-nambool businesses Mix and Pitstop yesterday after being voted the best dressed in The Standard’s Hot 100 at the May Racing Carnival earlier this month.
Mr Davey, 24, won in a tailor-made dark brown suit and vest from Thailand, with a pale yellow and blue stripe tie.
It was the first time the Bunnings Warehouse customer service assistant had entered the competition, despite attending the Thursday of the races for several years.
He said he would probably spend his winnings on a suit from Pitstop range.
“You can never have enough,” he laughed. “It’ll be something to wear next year.”
Mr Davey said he had been relying on his friends, work colleagues and girlfriend to vote for him.
Mrs Hoye, 33, secured the Hot 100 honour in a cream and black stripe dress with matching shoes and purse, and a black fascinator and jacket. She spent her second year at the carnival in the Coates Hire tent with her husband.
The mother-of-two said her appreciation of Mix apparel had encouraged her to enter the competition for the first time. She sourced part of her winning outfit from the Liebig Street retailer, while borrowing the rest from her sister.
The South West Healthcare infection control nurse said she had rounded up her mother and sister to help her muster votes.
“We all gave it a bit of a plug on Facebook,” she said.