A trio of Whitby girls are set to battle it out for this year’s Miss Scarborough and District crown, and you could join them.
There are just a few weeks left to enter the glitzy Miss Scarborough and District 2013 competition and entrants will join previous runner-up Laura Stone and first-time participants Samantha Dixon and Lisette Vincent-Jones.
Miss Stone said she is hoping to go one better by winning the competition this year, in what will be her final attempt, and she added that she will be flying the flag for Whitby.
The ‘Miss Eco’ round will see the participants make a dress from recycled material, and Miss Stone said: “I’m going to try and make a dress out of Whitby Gazettes - that way people will know I am proud of where I am from.”
All three Whitby entrants are close friends, so the competition is set to be good-natured.
However, Miss Dixon said she was surprised to even be taking part in the competition as it was her mum who entered her. “She put it in on the sly, without mentioning it to me,” she added.
“But I’m glad she did, I think it will be a really good experience and a chance to get glammed up.”
Miss Dixon added that she hopes there will be a ‘Talent’ round as this will allow her to show off her party trick, ‘the worm’.
The closing date for entries is 12 April and organiser Diane Yalezo said there’s no need to be shy about entering.
Miss Scarborough contestants will take part in a glamorous final in May, with the winner going on to represent in the prestigious Miss England final in Torquay on June 15.
The competition is open to anyone who lives works or studies within 60 miles of Scarborough, who must be unmarried and have no children, and be aged 16-24, providing the youngest entrants are 17 as of June 14, 2013.
Mrs Yalezo said: “Come on local girls, we know there are still lots more out there who can make their hometown proud.
“Every year girls return to take part because they have so much fun and they gain confidence through the competition.
“So if you think you have what it takes, or mums, grans, boyfriends and friends, if you know someone who does, don’t be shy and enter today.”
All applicants will be invited to an audition in mid-April, those successful will go on to the regional final.
The new Miss Scarborough 2013 will gain automatic entry to the Miss England final and will also go on to represent the region at various functions throughout the year.
Any interested businesses which wish to sponsor the event or donate prizes should contact Diane Yalezo on 07864 028302.