THE current holder of the Miss Spalding and the Fens crown, Sarah Ashworth, has been telling the Lincolnshire Free Press of her excitement and trepidation as she prepares for the semi-finals of Miss England later this month.
Sarah, (19), who lives in Saracen’s Head, won the Miss Spalding and the Fens title in February which automatically places her in the semi-finals of Miss England which will be held on May 30 in Leicester.
These semi-finals will see Sarah compete against other regional winners in front of a panel of judges to go through to the grand final in June.
One of the rounds will involve Sarah modelling her own eco-friendly dress that she has made herself.
“I’m really looking forward to the semi-finals in Leicester, but I’m so nervous,” she said.
“However whatever the outcome is, I’m so grateful for everything and all the experience I have received so far.”
Sarah, who also works part-time at Bentley’s Bar in Spalding, could also automatically gain entry to the finals if she wins a public vote, which is open from now until May 30.
For more details on this go to www.missengland.info
Sarah’s modelling career so far has seen her travelling to some exotic locations, including China for this year’s Miss Oriental Tourism, a competition set up to promote tourism in the Sichuan province of China, devastated by an earthquake in 2008.
The trip saw Sarah attend the World Peace Ceremony where she got to release birds and balloons and she also learned more about local life from visiting various places in the community including homes for the country’s elderly people.
“It was an amazing experience,” said Sarah.
“I have made some fantastic friends from all across the globe – all very useful if I want somewhere to stay!”
Other countries Sarah has visited in her career so far include Cyprus for the 2011 Miss Globe International competition.