Updated: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 10:30:00 GMT | By Hugh Wilson
Miss England 2013 contestants

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The final of Miss England 2013 is being held at Riviera International Conference Centre in Torquay on 16 June.A separate semi-final, for those who were runner-up in their regional competitions, is being held at Da Vere in Elstree on 25 May.Here are some of the contestants, along with the information we know you want to know - their attitude to charity work, fluffy animals, international travel and that sort of thing.

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Miss England 2013 contestantsWith the semi-finals coming up, we highlight the regional finalists in the running to win.With the semi-finals coming up, we highlight the regional finalists in the running to win.Hugh Wilson2013-04-19T09:30:002013-04-19T09:30:00seo_keywordsMiss England 2013 contestantsThe final of Miss England 2013 is being held at Riviera International Conference Centre in Torquay on 16 June.A separate semi-final, for those who were runner-up in their regional competitions, is being held at Da Vere in Elstree on 25 May.Here are some of the contestants, along with the information we know you want to know - their attitude to charity work, fluffy animals, international travel and that sort of thing.topMiss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss England 2013 contestants - 1(©Miss England)Miss Leicestershire - Ruth MuketeRuth Mukete will be heading to the finals as Miss Leicestershire 2013. Ruth’s ambition is to run her own charity.She says: “I'm quirky and my personality shines through in how I dress and how I interact with people - I think that's what has wowed the judges so far, they see something different.”On Bing: more about LeicestershiretopMiss Leicestershire - Ruth Mukete - 2(©Miss England)Miss Leicestershire - Ruth Mukete - 2(©Miss England)Miss Leicestershire - Ruth Mukete - 2(©Miss England)Miss Leicestershire - Ruth Mukete - 2(©Miss England)Miss Leicestershire - Ruth Mukete - 2(©Miss England)Miss Leicestershire - Ruth Mukete - 2(©Miss England)Miss Leicestershire - Ruth Mukete - 2(©Miss England)Miss Leicestershire - Ruth Mukete - 2(©Miss England)Miss Leicestershire - Ruth Mukete - 2(©Miss England)Miss Leicestershire - Ruth Mukete - 2(©Miss England)Miss Leicestershire - Ruth Mukete - 2(©Miss England)Miss Leicestershire - Ruth Mukete - 2(©Miss England)Miss Mansfield and Sherwood Forest - Alice KuryloNot Maid Marion of Sherwood, but instead Alice Kurylo, a dance college graduate and part-time model. Since being crowned MIss Mansfield and Sherwood Forest in October Alice has made £7,000 for local charities.“I believe the reason I have wowed the judges is because I am very true to my values,” says Alice. “I am still the same local girl as I was before. People respect me because I have shown that a normal girl can represent and make a difference to her town.”On Bing: more on Sherwood ForesttopMiss Mansfield and Sherwood Forest - Alice Kurylo - 3(©Miss England)Miss Mansfield and Sherwood Forest - Alice Kurylo - 3(©Miss England)Miss Mansfield and Sherwood Forest - Alice Kurylo - 3(©Miss England)Miss Mansfield and Sherwood Forest - Alice Kurylo - 3(©Miss England)Miss Mansfield and Sherwood Forest - Alice Kurylo - 3(©Miss England)Miss Mansfield and Sherwood Forest - Alice Kurylo - 3(©Miss England)Miss Mansfield and Sherwood Forest - Alice Kurylo - 3(©Miss England)Miss Mansfield and Sherwood Forest - Alice Kurylo - 3(©Miss England)Miss Mansfield and Sherwood Forest - Alice Kurylo - 3(©Miss England)Miss Mansfield and Sherwood Forest - Alice Kurylo - 3(©Miss England)Miss Mansfield and Sherwood Forest - Alice Kurylo - 3(©Miss England)Miss Mansfield and Sherwood Forest - Alice Kurylo - 3(©Miss England)Miss London City - Nena FranceNena France is representing London City in the finals. This is the second year that she's gone for the Miss London City crown, winning it the second time round.She says: "I'm really happy and grateful that I was given another opportunity to prove myself and I hope that I can do everyone proud this June at the Miss England finals. It would mean the world to me to win, this has been a dream of mine for many years and I will work very hard to represent England's capital city the best I can."On Bing: more on the City of LondontopMiss London City - Nena France - 4(©Miss England)Miss London City - Nena France - 4(©Miss England)Miss London City - Nena France - 4(©Miss England)Miss London City - Nena France - 4(©Miss England)Miss London City - Nena France - 4(©Miss England)Miss London City - Nena France - 4(©Miss England)Miss London City - Nena France - 4(©Miss England)Miss London City - Nena France - 4(©Miss England)Miss London City - Nena France - 4(©Miss England)Miss London City - Nena France - 4(©Miss England)Miss London City - Nena France - 4(©Miss England)Miss London City - Nena France - 4(©Miss England)Miss Devon - Leanne WardLeanne Ward goes into the finals as the reigning Miss Devon. She puts her success down to sheer determination - this is her third year in  Miss England.She says: “Having struggled with my own personal challenges when younger, I would love to be able to be a role model to the young people who are facing the same difficulties that I once faced, and aim to give the message that it takes hard work and determination but you can be the person you want to be and achieve your dreams.”On Bing: more on DevontopMiss Devon - Leanne Ward - 5(©Miss England)Miss Devon - Leanne Ward - 5(©Miss England)Miss Devon - Leanne Ward - 5(©Miss England)Miss Devon - Leanne Ward - 5(©Miss England)Miss Devon - Leanne Ward - 5(©Miss England)Miss Devon - Leanne Ward - 5(©Miss England)Miss Devon - Leanne Ward - 5(©Miss England)Miss Devon - Leanne Ward - 5(©Miss England)Miss Devon - Leanne Ward - 5(©Miss England)Miss Devon - Leanne Ward - 5(©Miss England)Miss Devon - Leanne Ward - 5(©Miss England)Miss Devon - Leanne Ward - 5(©Miss England)Miss Cambridgeshire - Kirsty BentleyKirsty Bentley, who is currently studying for a Dance and Culture degree at the University of Surrey, is Miss Cambridgeshire 2013.“I believe I won Miss Cambridgeshire 2013 first and foremost by being myself: a polite, kind, well-mannered young woman, who is ambitious, believes in herself and possesses positive attitudes and values,” says Kirsty. “Instead of focusing on being a certain weight, I work hard to achieve my fitness goals as I believe a fit and healthy body is a beautiful one.”On Bing: more about CambridgeshiretopMiss Cambridgeshire - Kirsty Bentley - 6(©Miss England)Miss Cambridgeshire - Kirsty Bentley - 6(©Miss England)Miss Cambridgeshire - Kirsty Bentley - 6(©Miss England)Miss Cambridgeshire - Kirsty Bentley - 6(©Miss England)Miss Cambridgeshire - Kirsty Bentley - 6(©Miss England)Miss Cambridgeshire - Kirsty Bentley - 6(©Miss England)Miss Cambridgeshire - Kirsty Bentley - 6(©Miss England)Miss Cambridgeshire - Kirsty Bentley - 6(©Miss England)Miss Cambridgeshire - Kirsty Bentley - 6(©Miss England)Miss Cambridgeshire - Kirsty Bentley - 6(©Miss England)Miss Cambridgeshire - Kirsty Bentley - 6(©Miss England)Miss Cambridgeshire - Kirsty Bentley - 6(©Miss England)Miss South Lakes - Natasha CooperNatasha Cooper heads to the finals as Miss South Lakes, and believes the winner will have to have a lot more going for her than good looks alone.“I feel very privileged to be on stage and want to take nothing but happy memories away with me,” says Natasha. “I have shown my resilience as I keep coming back to compete year after year and think that my love and enthusiasm for this industry must have been acknowledged by the judges. To me pageants are just as much about personally as looks, perhaps even more so, and I hope that my personality has shone through, as this is something that will never fade.”On Bing: more about the Lake DistricttopMiss South Lakes - Natasha Cooper - 7(©Miss England)Miss South Lakes - Natasha Cooper - 7(©Miss England)Miss South Lakes - Natasha Cooper - 7(©Miss England)Miss South Lakes - Natasha Cooper - 7(©Miss England)Miss South Lakes - Natasha Cooper - 7(©Miss England)Miss South Lakes - Natasha Cooper - 7(©Miss England)Miss South Lakes - Natasha Cooper - 7(©Miss England)Miss South Lakes - Natasha Cooper - 7(©Miss England)Miss South Lakes - Natasha Cooper - 7(©Miss England)Miss South Lakes - Natasha Cooper - 7(©Miss England)Miss South Lakes - Natasha Cooper - 7(©Miss England)Miss South Lakes - Natasha Cooper - 7(©Miss England)Miss Bristol and Avon - Kerri Ingram-WalpolePart-time model and full-time media student Kerri Ingram-Walpole will be representing Bristol and Avon in the finals.Says Kerri: “I’m already so overwhelmed to have got this far in the competition that I’m now so determined to work my hardest and enjoy every moment of it. Although I’m not expecting to win in the slightest it would mean the absolute world to me, my mum was the person who encouraged me to enter so I would love to be able to make her, and the rest of my family and friends, proud.”On Bing: more on BristoltopMiss Bristol and Avon - Kerri Ingram-Walpole - 8(©Miss England)Miss Bristol and Avon - Kerri Ingram-Walpole - 8(©Miss England)Miss Bristol and Avon - Kerri Ingram-Walpole - 8(©Miss England)Miss Bristol and Avon - Kerri Ingram-Walpole - 8(©Miss England)Miss Bristol and Avon - Kerri Ingram-Walpole - 8(©Miss England)Miss Bristol and Avon - Kerri Ingram-Walpole - 8(©Miss England)Miss Bristol and Avon - Kerri Ingram-Walpole - 8(©Miss England)Miss Bristol and Avon - Kerri Ingram-Walpole - 8(©Miss England)Miss Bristol and Avon - Kerri Ingram-Walpole - 8(©Miss England)Miss Bristol and Avon - Kerri Ingram-Walpole - 8(©Miss England)Miss Bristol and Avon - Kerri Ingram-Walpole - 8(©Miss England)Miss Bristol and Avon - Kerri Ingram-Walpole - 8(©Miss England)Miss Bristol and Avon - Kerri Ingram-Walpole - 8(©Miss England)Miss Bristol and Avon - Kerri Ingram-Walpole - 8(©Miss England)Miss South Yorkshire - Ashley PowellAshley Powell is Miss South Yorkshire 2013, and in addition to her obvious talents can apparently cook in the wild without burning the forest down. Must be useful in Sheffield.She says: “Many people are quick to judge beauty pageants and can often gain a derogatory opinion without knowing any of the core principles. Miss England, in my eyes, empowers women to be healthy, active and driven with an enthusiasm for life, while raising money for charities and helping to raise awareness of key issues around the world.”On Bing: more on South YorkshiretopMiss South Yorkshire - Ashley Powell - 9(©Miss England)Miss South Yorkshire - Ashley Powell - 9(©Miss England)Miss South Yorkshire - Ashley Powell - 9(©Miss England)Miss South Yorkshire - Ashley Powell - 9(©Miss England)Miss South Yorkshire - Ashley Powell - 9(©Miss England)Miss South Yorkshire - Ashley Powell - 9(©Miss England)Miss South Yorkshire - Ashley Powell - 9(©Miss England)Miss South Yorkshire - Ashley Powell - 9(©Miss England)Miss South Yorkshire - Ashley Powell - 9(©Miss England)Miss Harrogate - Olivia CavenOlivia Caven is Miss Harrogate, and wants to use the achievement to kick-start her modelling career. She’s overcome considerable obstacles to get this far, as she explains:“I was born completely deaf and needed an operation to have a cochlear implant when I was 13 years old. This has enabled me to overcome my struggles and gain confidence to reach my dream to be a model.“I’ve always been determined in my life due to being born deaf and not letting my disability hold me back, so I approached the Miss Harrogate competition in the same light - to give it my utmost and I believe this came across to the judges.”On Bing: more on HarrogatetopMiss Harrogate - Olivia Caven - 10(©Miss England)Miss Harrogate - Olivia Caven - 10(©Miss England)Miss Harrogate - Olivia Caven - 10(©Miss England)Miss Harrogate - Olivia Caven - 10(©Miss England)Miss Harrogate - Olivia Caven - 10(©Miss England)Miss Harrogate - Olivia Caven - 10(©Miss England)Miss Harrogate - Olivia Caven - 10(©Miss England)Miss Harrogate - Olivia Caven - 10(©Miss England)Miss Harrogate - Olivia Caven - 10(©Miss England)Miss Harrogate - Olivia Caven - 10(©Miss England)Miss Harrogate - Olivia Caven - 10(©Miss England)Miss Harrogate - Olivia Caven - 10(©Miss England)Miss Greater London - Grace LevyGrace Levy hopes to add the Miss England title to nine GCSEs, three A-levels in science and a degree in sychology. She currently works as a teaching assistant in schools for boys with emotional and behaviour difficulties.Grace says: “I've definitely got this far in the competition because I am a very dedicated young woman who wants to win, and believe that I already have the decent qualities of a prepared and passionate Miss England. It also helps that I'm over six foot in heels!”On Bing: more on Greater LondontopMiss Greater London - Grace Levy - 11(©Miss England)Miss Greater London - Grace Levy - 11(©Miss England)Miss Greater London - Grace Levy - 11(©Miss England)Miss Greater London - Grace Levy - 11(©Miss England)Miss Greater London - Grace Levy - 11(©Miss England)Miss Greater London - Grace Levy - 11(©Miss England)Miss Greater London - Grace Levy - 11(©Miss England)Miss Greater London - Grace Levy - 11(©Miss England)Miss Greater London - Grace Levy - 11(©Miss England)Miss Greater London - Grace Levy - 11(©Miss England)Miss Greater London - Grace Levy - 11(©Miss England)Miss Greater London - Grace Levy - 11(©Miss England)Miss Rugby - Lauren Grace AbbottLauren Grace Abbott has recently added Miss Rugby 2013 to a list of titles that includes Miss Coventry 2011 and Miss Hinckley and District 2012. She is a part-time model and trainee dental nurse (so she knows how to smile).Says Lauren: “I was bullied at school and back then I wouldn't have had the confidence to enter Miss England. If I was lucky enough to win I would want to show people how to believe in themselves and never give up on their dreams even if at first they don't succeed.”On Bing: more on the town of RugbytopMiss Rugby - Lauren Grace Abbott - 12(©Miss England)Miss Rugby - Lauren Grace Abbott - 12(©Miss England)Miss Rugby - Lauren Grace Abbott - 12(©Miss England)Miss Rugby - Lauren Grace Abbott - 12(©Miss England)Miss Rugby - Lauren Grace Abbott - 12(©Miss England)Miss Rugby - Lauren Grace Abbott - 12(©Miss England)Miss Rugby - Lauren Grace Abbott - 12(©Miss England)Miss Rugby - Lauren Grace Abbott - 12(©Miss England)Miss Rugby - Lauren Grace Abbott - 12(©Miss England)Miss Rugby - Lauren Grace Abbott - 12(©Miss England)Miss Rugby - Lauren Grace Abbott - 12(©Miss England)Miss Rugby - Lauren Grace Abbott - 12(©Miss England)Miss Rugby - Lauren Grace Abbott - 12(©Miss England)Miss Rugby - Lauren Grace Abbott - 12(©Miss England)Miss Sunderland - Rebecca MasonRebecca Mason has reached the finals of Miss England at the first attempt - winning Miss Sunderland 2013 was her first beauty pageant. Like other famous beauties, she was scouted in the street.“I was scouted in Bridges shopping centre for entry into Miss Sunderland 2012. At that time I was unaware such beauty pageants existed and looked further into it, and was pleasantly surprised by both the charitable support and the benefits the pageant would have on myself in terms of gaining self-confidence and self-awareness.”On Bing: more on SunderlandtopMiss Sunderland  - Rebecca Mason - 13(©Miss England)Miss Sunderland  - Rebecca Mason - 13(©Miss England)Miss Sunderland  - Rebecca Mason - 13(©Miss England)Miss Sunderland  - Rebecca Mason - 13(©Miss England)Miss Sunderland  - Rebecca Mason - 13(©Miss England)Miss Sunderland  - Rebecca Mason - 13(©Miss England)Miss Sunderland  - Rebecca Mason - 13(©Miss England)Miss Sunderland  - Rebecca Mason - 13(©Miss England)Miss Sunderland  - Rebecca Mason - 13(©Miss England)Miss Northumberland - Stephanie LoraineStephanie Loraine will be representing Northumberland in the semi-finals in May (with a chance to go on to the grand final). Stephanie’s other claim to fame is that she plays football for Newcastle United Women.Says Stephanie: “I wanted to prove that female footballers can be feminine and glamorous. I would also like to think that I could become a positive role model for young girls who are involved in sport and encourage them to continue participating in physical activity throughout their lives and to promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle.”On Bing: more on NewcastletopMiss Northumberland - Stephanie Loraine - 14(©Miss England)Miss Northumberland - Stephanie Loraine - 14(©Miss England)Miss Northumberland - Stephanie Loraine - 14(©Miss England)Miss Northumberland - Stephanie Loraine - 14(©Miss England)Miss Northumberland - Stephanie Loraine - 14(©Miss England)Miss Northumberland - Stephanie Loraine - 14(©Miss England)Miss Northumberland - Stephanie Loraine - 14(©Miss England)Miss Northumberland - Stephanie Loraine - 14(©Miss England)Miss Northumberland - Stephanie Loraine - 14(©Miss England)Miss Northumberland - Stephanie Loraine - 14(©Miss England)Miss Northumberland - Stephanie Loraine - 14(©Miss England)Miss Northumberland - Stephanie Loraine - 14(©Miss England)Miss Coventry - Jodie DuckworthMiss Coventry 2013, aka Jodie Duckworth, goes into the grand final with one advantage: she’s been there before.Jodie says: “It was my first time in the Miss England grand finals (in 2012). I met friends for life and loved the build-up to the finals with creating my eco outfit, plus raising money for various charities. I cannot wait for this year’s finals to relive the experience all over again. Winning the title of Miss Coventry 2013 has really made my year.”So there you have it, 14 examples of fine English womanhood. All deserving winners, we think you’ll agree, but who would get your vote? (Remember, it’s not just about looks.)More on Him: the best female TV presenterstopMiss Coventry - Jodie Duckworth - 15(©Miss England)Miss Coventry - Jodie Duckworth - 15(©Miss England)Miss Coventry - Jodie Duckworth - 15(©Miss England)Miss Coventry - Jodie Duckworth - 15(©Miss England)Miss Coventry - Jodie Duckworth - 15(©Miss England)Miss Coventry - Jodie Duckworth - 15(©Miss England)Miss Coventry - Jodie Duckworth - 15(©Miss England)Miss Coventry - Jodie Duckworth - 15(©Miss England)Miss Coventry - Jodie Duckworth - 15(©Miss England)Miss Coventry - Jodie Duckworth - 15(©Miss England)Miss Coventry - Jodie Duckworth - 15(©Miss England)Miss Coventry - Jodie Duckworth - 15(©Miss England)Miss Coventry - Jodie Duckworth - 15(©Miss England)Miss Coventry - Jodie Duckworth - 15(©Miss England)

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