What an interesting topic, as a matter of fact, I happen to be an umbrella girl with UmbrellaGirlsUSA, and looking good is less than 1/2 of the qualifications needed. I am not on the website yet, but I will up as soon as this weekend. Having knowledge about the sport, the client, the riders, the bikes, and the industry are mandatory. My boyfriend is also a racer and I am part of his team's pit crew, when I am not umbrelling, (or rather, I umbrella when I am not busy pitting ;)?!)
There is not much that I don't have to do, and know how to do, I don't race though, someday, maybe. I think that Dawn and Rhinnon and all the women racers are awesome, I hope to learn all that I can from them!
I genuinely love motorsports, all aspects of it, regardless of the job that I am doing, or just being a spectator.
Being an umbrella girl may seem silly, but believe it or not it is hard work, we are not there JUST to smile and bat our eyes. We work our butts off!