Former Miss Mansfield Alice Kurylo is setting her sights on the Miss Great Britain title after being named Miss Nottingham in a qualifying round.
Alice, 22 was one of 30 girls who took part in the Miss Midlands finals at Leicester City Rooms this week.
Alice said: “I am really excited - it’s an absolutely fantastic feeling.
“It was the first time I have entered this competition. It was really amazing I had no idea how it would go.
“It would be an absolute honour if I won Miss Great Britain. I’m really excited to go and represent Nottingham before I go for the big one in September.”
The finalists opened with adance routine and took part in a fashion show before changing into long evening gowns. Then they were interviewed on stage before the top four for Nottingham Derby, Coventry and Birmingham were chosen.
Alice, of Eakring Road said: “I was interviewed by the judges to tell them about myself and what I wanted to do if I won the title. It shows that the competition is not just about what you look like on stage, they find out a bit more about you. I really enjoyed it and met lots of lovely girls.”