Sheffield cadet needs support to make Miss England semi-finals
A police cadet from Sheffield is hoping her beauty and brains will help her to take the title of Miss England.
Emma Hopkinson, aged 20, is currently one of 11 contestants competing in the third Miss England semi-final heat for 2018.
Emma, who is an officer cadet in the University of London Officers Training Corp, hopes to follow in the footsteps of Lance Corporal Katrina Hodge who become the first soldier to win Miss England in 2009.
The public vote is now well underway and Emma needs the support of the local community before voting lines close in order to secure a place in the Miss England semi-final .
Miss England national director Angie Beasley said: “The competition is much more than a physical beauty contest, the girls are encouraged to be charitable, sporty and an all round good role model and have the opportunity to show off any talents they may have”
Judges , which include Miss England 2017 Stephanie Hill, will decide which of the contestants are the most photogenic and charitable, and will receive a place in the Miss England semi-final on July 3.
The ultimate winner of Miss England 2018 will spend a year raising awareness for various charities and will receive prizes worth £25,000, including a luxury holiday and also a place in Miss World which offers a prize worth $100,000 for the international winner.
In the last three years over £800,000 has been raised by Miss England contestants to help disadvantaged children around the UK.
The reigning Miss England Stephanie Hill recently graduated with a BA Honours in Radiography and Oncology at The University of Sheffield.
You can vote for Emma by texting ‘MISS SEMI05’ to 63333. Text votes costs 50p.
Voting lines close at midday on Wednesday January 31.
To find out more, please visit the official Miss England website at www.missengland.info/qualifiers/semi-final-heats.