A 30-year-old model and animal lover from Northampton finished in the top 20 of the world finals of the Miss Swimsuit competition.
Monika Sztabnik, 30, of Far Cotton, was flown out to finals in the Caribbean to compete against 69 other women.
Monika moved from Poland to Northampton when she was 18 and said she hoped to raise awareness for Northamptonshire Animals Needing Nurturing & Adoption (NANNA) animal rescue by taking part in the competition.
Open casting for next year's competiton takes place at the Oracle nightclub in Leeds on Thursday, December 22. For details, visit www.missswimsuituk.co.uk