Jemma hopes to earn your votes in Miss England bid

Jemma Johnstone
Jemma Johnstone

A 20-year-old budding interior designer from Wellingborough is competing in the first Miss England semi-final heat and hoping to win the 2017 crown.

Jemma Johnstone is one of 14 contestants taking part in the heat.

Jemma Johnstone

Jemma Johnstone

She is hoping to win as many votes as possible before the deadline on Friday, October 28.

Miss England director Angie Beasley said: “The girls are invited to raise awareness and funds for the Miss World Charity ‘Beauty with a Purpose’. The judging panel will decide who is the most photogenic and has promoted themselves and the charity the most, including gaining votes through the public vote.

“At least one winner will then be selected for the Miss England Semi final at Kelham Hall in Nottinghamshire in June 2017.

“The competition is about being beautiful inside and out, we are not just looking for a pretty face.

Former Moulton School student Jemma is currently studying to become an interior designer and has already worked on a number of homes including her parents’ and grandmother’s.

She said: “I got a passion for decorating when I used to watch programmes like Changing Rooms when I was younger and it carried on from there!

“I recently converted two rooms of my grandmother’s house into one room.

“I do most of the work myself, I’m always covered in paint.”

Jemma needs your support to help win the Miss England Semi Final heat title.

You can vote for Jemma by texting MISS SEMI05 to 63333. Text votes costs 50p.

Or alternatively, vote by calling 0901 307 1218 and then enter the two digit code (05) of the contestant when prompted. Phone votes costs 52p plus standard network rate.

The voting line closes at midday on Friday, October 28.