Introducing.....Ms. Shenandoah Harley-Davidson

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Lots of dealers have calendars that feature babes and bikes. Shenendoah Harley-Davidson has its own beauty queen.

Brittany Painter, 19, has been crowned Ms. Shenandoah Harley-Davidson during an event at the Staunton dealership.

Painter was among several women who modeled leather biker attire and a bikini (sporting a Confederate flag, in her case), but she told the News Virginian she thinks owning a Harley V-Rod scored her extra Brownie points.

Painter will spend the year promoting the bike shop, including modeling the latest riding gear.

Painter and her father, Dennis, say a career in the motorcycle industry may follow her win. She’s always enjoyed working on bikes, a hobby she continues to pursue.

She’s always looking for more events, competitions and riding classes, and will pose for a calendar this fall through the “Ranch Wars” event at the horse center where she works. But she’s more than happy to work with Shenandoah Harley-Davidson. Despite the hour-long ride from her home, she said the shop and its managers do a lot to support the community — riders and others — and that she and her family visit frequently.

“You kinda want to support that person that supports everyone else,” she said. “This is like my home. These redneck bikers and I love ‘em.”

Posted by Holly Wagner