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Stan knows how to wiggle it

Jessiah Arnold (male runner-up), Alysha Gettera (contestant), Stan Lees (male winner), Karissa Gester (female winner) and Shae-Ellen King (female runner-up) compete in the Best Butt heat at Longreach.
Jessiah Arnold (male runner-up), Alysha Gettera (contestant), Stan Lees (male winner), Karissa Gester (female winner) and Shae-Ellen King (female runner-up) compete in the Best Butt heat at Longreach. Contributed

STAN Lees sure knows how to shake what his mama gave him.

The cheeky 30-year-old will have a crack at Australia's Best Butt title after winning a heat held in Longreach at the Cattleman's Bar and Grill last week.

"Basically it's a chance to just get up there and shake it," Stan said.

This is the second time Stan has been a finalist in the competition, winning the same round in 2010.

The national competition runs as part of the annual Dirt 'n' Dust Festival which will be held at Julia Creek in April.

Stan said his moves came naturally and he hoped this would push him over the line.

"I've spent the last two years rounding up a cheer squad to rival the crowd in Julia Creek," Stan said.

"Hopefully I can hire a bus and take a crew up with me this year."

Stan was one of 20 Best Butt contenders who competed in Longreach.

"It's a great event for everyone - I can't wait for the final," he said.


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