Jess hoping to not Miss out on making it a family double

Jessica Higgins and Hannah Higgins
Jessica Higgins and Hannah Higgins
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And here’s another finalist - this one hoping to follow in the footsteps of her big sister.

Jessica Higgins is hoping to make it a family double by being named Miss South Yorkshire 2014. Sibling Hannah, now 23, won the pageant in 2011.

“No-one ever expected me to have a go at this too,” says the 19-year-old of Wentworth

Road, Thorpe Hesley. “Hannah’s definitely the girly-girl of the family. I’m more into horses and getting mucky than putting on an evening dress. But I saw how much her confidence improved afterwards and all the opportunities, and I just thought I’d give it a go.”

The London Royal Veterinary College student will be one of 25 finalists competing for the title next week.

But does having a sis who won it pile on the pressure?

“I’ve never thought about it like that,” says Jessica. “But I don’t think so. It’s not the winning that counts. Just taking part is a great.”

n Final at Magna, Friday, February 21, 8pm. Tickets £30 at misssouthyorkshire.co.uk