A BROMSGROVE beauty queen will take on UK’s best in a competition for the Miss England crown.
Emilie Morris, of Harbis Close, is one of the lucky 21 chosen from the semi-final auditions, which took place in October.
The 20-year-old beauty therapist now has until 2pm on January 2 to win the hearts of the judges and get as many website votes and likes on Facebook as she can.
So far Emilie has raced a head of all the other contestants with more than 500 votes on the Miss England website and over 100 likes on Facebook.
Emilie said ever since she was a little girl she had wanted to be model and had always loved being in front of the camera, despite many telling her it would never happen.
Emilie added she did not have the best time at school and then at 16 developed an anxiety disorder where she could not even walk ten minutes into town and found day-to-day things others would find incredibly easy really hard.
But as she got older she grew taller, changing lots, allowing her to prove many people wrong.
Emilie said if she won the competition it would mean the world to her – not only kickstarting her career and making her a high rank model, but also allowing her to work with charities close to her heart and become a role model for young girls everywhere.
Emilie first started modelling when she was 17-years-old and said if she was to win she would like to work with more mental health charities and raise awareness for them because she believed they did not get the attention they deserved.
“I found it really difficult to get help especially at the doctors,” she added.
“I think more GPs need to be more informative and know how to spot early signs and how to deal with it.
“I have come a long way.”
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