Could Lizzie be your Miss South Yorkshire 2019?

Beauty pageants have certainly come a long way in recent decades.

Monday, 8th April 2019, 5:09 pm
Updated Monday, 15th April 2019, 1:01 pm
Miss Sheffield finalist, Lizzie Roe

Where it once all rested on a picture perfect smile, and that all-important ‘bathing suit’ round, the name of the game these days is largely a big heart.

And that’s not an issue for Wincobank girl Lizzie Roe, who will be taking to the Miss South Yorkshire catwalk as a finalist later this year. While Lizzie undoubtedly has the smile and the charm, the 24-year-old – who spends her days working as a keyworker for a homeless and substance misuse project in Broomhall – has already proven her beauty is far from skin-deep.

“Bluebell Wood is the pageant’s chosen charity, and my goal is to raise at least £500 for them before the final in September,” said Lizzie, who has always been involved in charity work.

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“I’ve been spending my spare time volunteering, litter picking, organising raffles, car boot sales, and fashion shows. I’m determined to raise as much as I can for such an important local charity.”

Lizzie, who just this month signed a contract with her first model agency, is one of a number of finalists who will appear at the black-tie event in Barnsley on September 22, where she will have to take part in an interview, as well as three catwalk rounds.

She added: “Miss South Yorkshire is a big charitable role, and they need to be sure whoever they choose is up to the task of radio interviews and public appearances.