Welwyn Garden City woman targets Miss England success

PUBLISHED: 14:30 14 October 2016

Welwyn Garden City's Rebecca Lee is hoping to scoop the Miss England title next year

Welwyn Garden City's Rebecca Lee is hoping to scoop the Miss England title next year

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A Welwyn Garden City woman is raising money for charity as she aims to progress in a prestigious beauty competition.

Fitness instructor Rebecca Lee, pictured, is currently one of 14 contestants competing for a place in the Miss England semi-final in 2017.

As part of the competition, the women have a month to promote themselves to their local area, and are encouraged to raise awareness/funds for the Miss World charity Beauty with a Purpose.

Rebecca, 24, is holding a spinathon at Hatfield Leisure Centre on October 22.

She said: “My mum has always told me to go and do it, and I never did and then realised I was nearly too old.

“I just thought I would go for it, why not?

“I do a lot for charity anyway so this is an opportunity to do it on a larger scale.”

After the votes are counted, the top three girls will automatically qualify, along with two more chosen by the judges.

The semi-final is in June 2017.

The ex-Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ pupil said: “It will be nice to know I have everyone’s support as well as knowing I can do more for charity.

“It’s a little personal because you have to put yourself out there and be quite confident, which I naturally am.

“I’m just trying to use that and my personality to help other people I suppose.”

In the last three years over £800,000 has been raised by Miss England contestants to help disadvantaged children around the UK.

You can vote for Rebecca by texting MISS SEMI14 to 63333. Text votes costs 50p.

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