First job for new Tulip Queen

Santa with Tulip Queen Amy Cook and MP John Hayes.
Santa with Tulip Queen Amy Cook and MP John Hayes.

South Holland’s glittering new Tulip Queen has conducted her first official engagement – the switching on of the Spalding Christmas lights.

Fitness coach Amy Cook wowed judges with her bubbly personality and immediately took on her role as the district’s new ambassador with pride.

Amy (30) said: “I’m delighted to be Tulip Queen and I am really looking forward to representing South Holland – I love this area and everything about it.”

At one point in the search for Tulip Radio Tulip Queen, it almost seemed as if the young women of the district had turned their backs on the tradition of representing the area’s floral heritage. But Amy proved to be everything the organisers could have hoped for and was crowned in Spalding Market Place following a competition against the three other hopeful ladies.

Judges at the competition thought that Kimberley Fisher was also such a good person for the role, that they created the position of Deputy Tulip Queen just minutes before the winner was announced.

MP for South Holland and the Deepings John Hayes and Dan Povey from Fancy Frox decided they would pay for a dress for Kimberley to wear and that she would be included in the light switch on in the town that night. Kimberley was left almost speechless when she found out.