English Rose

PUBLISHED: 12:25 24 September 2009 | UPDATED: 17:11 25 August 2010

A STUDENT has sashayed her way to victory to take the title of Miss English Rose, writes Jenny McLarney.

A STUDENT has sashayed her way to victory to take the title of Miss English Rose, writes Jenny McLarney.

Sophie Lockwood, 18, (pictured above)from Bexleyheath, was crowned winner at the Miss English Rose beauty contest in Southport.

After being picked from 7,000 eager hopefuls, the former Bexleyheath Grammar School girl attended the finals where she glided through several interviews, a swimsuit and evening wear competition to finally be crowned with the prestigious title.

Winning the title, as well as £500 cash and a modelling contract worth £1,500, Sophie said: "I was really shocked, I hadn't done anything like it before."

She plans to continue her modelling while studying an events management degree at the University of Brighton.


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