Kettering’s Miss Northamptonshire winner Giorgia Davies is appearing in the grand finals of Miss England tomorrow (Friday).
The event takes place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry and Giorgia, who has already battled through the Northamptonshire heat and a semi-final, says she is excited to be taking part.
She added: “There are multiple rounds you take part in the lead-up to the final and the winner of each receives a place in the top 15.
“I have been shortlisted for the top 22 billion dollar smile award and I have also been shortlisted for the top 12 out of 52 girls for the beach beauty round, which we had a James Bond style bikini shoot for with celebrity photographer Alan Strutt.”
Giorgia said she returned home early from a family holiday in France for the photoshoot and also defended the notion of a beachwear round.
She added: “People turn their noses up at the idea of a ‘bikini round’ but Miss England no longer require women to stroll around on stage with a bikini and heels on, they simply give you the option to enter a photograph of your choice to the judges and then they decide their finalists. The round is not designed to parade the idealistic female body it’s designed to empower women no matter their body size.”
People can still vote for Giorgia by texting ‘MISSENGLAND52’ to ‘63333’.
Giorgia is 23-years-old and a trained actress who studied at Latimer Arts College.