Wellingborough woman wins place in Miss England semi-final

Jemma Johnstone
Jemma Johnstone

A Wellingborough woman is into the semi-final of this year’s Miss England competition.

Jemma Johnstone, 21, wants to become a role model to young girls in schools and help tackle bullying. Jemma is also two belts away from being a blackbelt at taekwondo!

Along with being the judges’ choice, Jemma also won the public vote and was the top fundraiser in the heat, raising more than £400 in the space of one month for the Miss World charity Beauty with a Purpose.

Fourteen contestants from all over the country were selected from an audition to compete in the first Miss England semi-final heat.

Miss England national director Angie Beasley said: “The competition is about being beautiful inside and out, we are not just looking for a pretty face.”

The semi-final will be held at Kelham Hall in Nottinghamshire.