Eastbourne girl Naomi Faith has won a place in the Miss England finals.
The 22-year-old was scouted for the competition in 2013-2014.
With Toni & Guy Eastbourne as her official sponsors, Naomi competed in the Miss Sussex 2015 event and at the final held at Fontwell Race Course on Saturday May 30 and she came top ten.
After the success of her first event she was then invited to compete in Miss Kent 2015. The final was held on Sunday June 21 at The Spa Hotel in Tunbridge Wells.
Naomi walked away with the title of Miss Kent 2015.
She is now entered in to Miss England 2015 with the finals being held on August 13 and 14 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
Naomi told the Herald about her experience in the pageant.
She said, “I firstly entered Miss Sussex 2015 after being scouted to enter earlier this year and as I have always been interested in getting involved in pageants. I thought it was an amazing opportunity to take part.
“After the high of coming top 10 I was then inspired to compete again and saw Miss Kent as the perfect chance.
“So on June 21 I went along to the finals at the Spa Hotel in Tunbridge Wells. It was an amazing night. We catwalked three rounds: little black dress, eco-wear and evening gown and I was honoured in winning and being crowned Miss Kent 2015.”
Naomi is also using the event to help her raise money for charity.
With the help of Toni & Guy, she has held a cake sale at the salon and raised money for Beauty with a Purpose.
Naomi added, “This has been an incredible experience, I have met some amazing and truly inspirational people so far.
“It has shown me that this pageant isn’t just about beauty on the outside but how we can all come together and support each other in raising awareness in areas that have a specific meaning to ourselves and others.”
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