‘IT has been a hectic year but a lovely one’ said a Uttoxeter beauty queen as she prepares to hand over her crown after her year as Miss Staffordshire.
Jessica Landells, of Demontfort Way, has modelled for Aftershock, come fourth in the Miss England competition and opened stores in a ‘crazy’ year representing the county.
With the 2014 Miss Staffordshire set to be crowned at Uttoxeter Racecourse this weekend, the 18-year-old said she is excited for the next winner as she knows what she has to look forward to.
Miss Landells told the Post and Times: “It has been really good but a bit hectic – personally as well as with Miss Staffordshire.
“I have tried to fit everything in as there has been so many opportunities and I have met so many lovely people.
“I was at Miss England three weeks after Miss Staffordshire so that was a bit crazy but to come fourth was fantastic.
“It has been a lovely thing to do and I got to do something different.
“Miss England was such a nice experience to have and I learned a lot of things through it.
“I met all kinds of different people.”
However, the Thomas Alleyne’s High School pupil said she will not be sad to lose the crown as she is excited to hand over the opportunity to a new winner.
She will also be on the judging panel for the competition to choose the new winner.
Miss Landells added: “It will be nice to be able to let other people have the opportunities that I have had.
“I am looking forward to judging the competition, it is going to be so exciting.
“I will be thinking back to last year and how nervous I was. To just see the other girls going through it, I will know how they feel.”
The Uttoxeter pupil has another busy few weeks ahead of her as she completes her final year of sixth form.
Then she hopes to go to Manchester or Nottingham University to study fashion, buying and merchandising.