Rally cry as Miss Scarbrough entrant forced to withdraw

WHITBY’S only Miss Scarborough entrant has been forced to withdraw after landing a plum role aboard a Disney cruiseship.

Katie Botham (24), is eager to encourage other Whitby girls to take her place and bring the crown back to Whitby.

She said: “I really hope someone else can enter instead.

“If I could do both I would, but I’m going on the cruise ship at the end of June so it wouldn’t be right.

Miss Botham, who’s family runs Botham’s bakery has danced for Disney before, but this role is slightly different.

She added: “It’s going to be the general entertainment shows.

There are two cruise ships, one sails to the Bahamas and the other is soon to be sailing to Alaska for the first time.

I’m still waiting to find out which ship I’m on but it’s very exciting.

Miss Scarborough 2011 will take place in a glittering awards ceremony at the Spa Ocean Room on May 15.

The winner will gain automatic entry to the Miss England finals taking place around the end of June and will receive a host of prizes from local businesses.

As well as an overall winner there will be an eco award winner, a Miss Charity and a Miss Talent/Personality.

Anyone interested in entering the Miss Scarborough and District 2011 competition should email su-ann.chow@yrnltd.co.uk with a headshot and full length picture. Please include, name, age, address, contact number. Entrants need to be between 17 to 24 and have a YO postcode.