A former theatre student who took up beauty pageantry so she could raise more for charity has become the newly crowned Miss Northamptonshire.
Giorgia Davies, a support worker who helps people to stop people smoking, landed the honour at a ceremony at the Hilton hotel in Northampton last night.
The 23-year old, of Mawsley near Kettering, beat off 11 other finalists to win a spot in July’s Miss England semi-finals.
Miss Davies said: “I feel absolutely ecstatic.
“I really never thought that I would come close to winning.
“It’s an amazing feeling, there were so many amazing girls in the competition.”
Miss Davies wore a red gown designed by Lisa Bilotti Bridal Couture last night and impressed a panel of three judges to win the competition.
The 23-year-old, who went to Southfields School in Kettering before taking a theatre and professional practice course at the University of Bedford, hopes one day to become an actress and is in the process of setting up a drama group for children.
Miss Davies is also an avid motorsport fan and plans to raise hundreds for charities while she bids for a spot in the Miss England final.
The event in Northampton last night saw £1,500 raised for the Miss World charity and a host of other awards handed out also.
Charlotte Harris, a singer from Daventry, won the public vote and a place in the national Miss Popularity contest.
Nicole Wearing from Northampton, who came third in the overall competition, was crowned ‘Social Media Queen’.
The judges for the contest were editor for online magazine Any Woman, Datsa Gaile, Lisa Powell from Miss England and Miss Northampton 2012 Nadina Knight.