West Cumbrian woman's shot at Miss Great Britain glory
Last updated at 14:05, Friday, 06 September 2013
A West Cumbrian woman has been selected to represent her county in the finals of Miss Great Britain.
Claire Beeby, of Tallentire near Cockermouth, is one of just a handful of women from the North West to make it through.
At age of 26, it is her final opportunity to compete in a big competition like this.
Claire, who will be up against 18 and 19-year-olds in the competition in Leicestershire on November 14 and 15, said: “I had decided to retire after the last competition and stick with judging but then I saw this on Facebook and decided to give it a shot.
“This is the last chance I have to compete because next time I will be too old.
“It would mean the world to me to do well in such a big competition.”
She submitted photographs, wrote a paragraph about herself and had a telephone interview to be selected.
Claire came fourth in the Miss Intercontinental contest this year and was second in its swimwear category. She was also named in the top 10 in last year’s Miss Galaxy England.
She impressed judges at the 2013 UK finals of Mrs, Miss and Miss Teen Galaxy in Preston and came fourth in Miss Cumbria 2010.
Claire said she liked entering pageants because they were completely different from what she normally does.
The security worker and former prison custody officer said: “I go from combats and Magnum boots to high heels and evening gowns.”
First published at 13:42, Friday, 06 September 2013
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
Have your say
Please don't go mistaking me for the typical "standard bimbo" because you'll be sorely disappointed.
Until anyone has personally experienced these types of competitions their opinion doesn't mean an awful lot to me. They clearly don't understand the world of pageantry and how much it has modernised over the years and are simply being small minded and judgmental.
Through competing in pageants I have met some of the most incredible, inspirational and brainy individuals our country has to offer.
Don't believe me? Go see it for yourself! I'm beyond confident your opinion will alter.
I do think these sort of competitions is down grading women to sex objects.
Beauty is but skin deep and I prefer more depth.
Give me brain over beauty any day.