BY DAY she works as a prison guard for Her Majesty’s Prison Service.
But in her spare time Tamsin Hobbs hopes to use her captivating good looks to secure a top beauty title.
Tamsin is a part-time model and a full-time prison support worker.
The 21-year-old, who lives in Hatfield, Doncaster, has already been crowned South Yorkshire’s Perfect Miss 2012.
And she accepts that someone in her line of work doesn’t usually feature in beauty pageants.
But she’s pretty confident she has what it takes to succeed when she represents our region in the prestigious European pageant final - Europe’s Perfect Miss 2012 - to be held in Wales in October.
At the final Tamsin will compete in five rounds - opening number, swimwear, fashion, interview and eveningwear.
She’s most looking forward to meeting her fellow contestants, but confesses that being interviewed by a panel of judges is really quite daunting.
“It’s not like a job interview where you can prepare in the knowledge of just what you will probably be asked,” said Tamsin.
“The judges can ask about anything - and the last thing you want to do is babble on about nothing.
“I am really looking forward to the eveningwear round, as it allows every girl to feel like a princess!
“But for me the best thing about pageants is meeting the other girls - we always have lots of fun and I have been fortunate enough to make some great friends from all over the UK through competing in pageants.”
During her reign as South Yorkshire’s Perfect Miss, Tamsin will be working closely with her chosen charity Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in North Anston.
She said: “It’s a charity which means a lot to me as I believe the work it achieves is fantastic. I hope to continue to work with the hospice in the future.
“I am currently in the process of organising a fashion show, from which all the proceeds will be donated to the charity.”
If she wins the national title Tamsin can look forward to the Global Finals in Florida where she will also appear as a cover girl on American Super Models United magazine.
But, for now, just being an ambassador for the region is, says Tamsin, a massive honour.
“I feel very lucky to have been given this opportunity,” she said.