All eyes on Rockhampton woman at the Dally M Awards

THEY may have avoided the spotlight in 2010, but this year all eyes were on Canterbury Bulldogs halfback Trent Hodkinson and former Rockhampton girl Chantelle Traficante at the 2014 Dally M Awards.

"We dodged the red carpet last time, but after the year Trent's had it would have been hard to do that again," Chantelle said.

After helping steer the NSW side to State of Origin victory and receiving the NRL's Ken Stephens Medal for his community work last week, Hodkinson is hoping to add the Premiership to his list of achievements this weekend.

Chantelle said the awards were a great opportunity to celebrate her fiancé's career. But they were also the perfect wedding warm-up.

"I'm pretty comfortable talking in front of a camera, but standing and posing is not my cup of tea," she said.

"Before we went I said to Trent 'babe you're going to have to make me laugh'. It was good practice for the wedding."

It may have been last minute, but Chantelle shone in her Mariam Seddiq gown.

The pair will tie the knot on their five-year anniversary in three weeks' time at Watson's Bay in Sydney.



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