A BEVY of beauties is set to descend on Uttoxeter this weekend as they compete for the Miss Staffordshire crown.
Around 60 woman have been competing for the title since the 2014 competition was launched and now 17 are left remaining – hoping to win that all important title at Uttoxeter Racecourse.
The Wood Lane venue has seen the event go from strength-to-strength since it was first held five years ago and will this year tie in with a family fun day, welcoming families to enjoy a day at the races.
The final of the competition will see the chosen few dressing to impress in three rounds with different themes – a day at the races, club wear or night out and evening wear where they will be asked a few questions about themselves.
The day will see last year’s winner – Uttoxeter’s own beauty Jessica Landells – hand over her title to the winner, who will represent the county for the next year.
Caroline Moyes, events executive at Uttoxeter Racecourse, said: “We have 17 really nice girls who have been chosen and we look forward to seeing them in their fabulous outfits on the day.
“Miss Staffordshire is going from strength-to-strength and it is a really lovely day each year. We are hoping the weather will see the sun shining for us.
“We have really enjoyed doing it for the last five years and will continue to do so.”
The lucky winner who is named Miss Staffordshire will automatically go through to the next stage which will be the Miss England competition in Torquay
It is not just the ladies who get to enjoy the star treatment during the event, friends and family who have come along to support them are also treated to the hospitality package with a three course meal to enjoy between the rounds.
This year’s Miss Staffordshire has been sponsored by Hair and Co in Hanley who will provide the winner with a year’s free hair-dressing, Staffs Living and Dove Valley Marquees.
More information is available online at missengland.info/regionals/staffordshire.
RACHEL Davis, of Nightingale Close, Lower Tean, put her name forward as a bit of fun after seeing something on Facebook about current Miss Staffordshire Jessica Landells.
The 18-year-old said: “I don’t know the current Miss Staffordshire but I have mutual friends and I decided to enter with my boyfriend’s sister as we thought it was a bit of a fun idea.
“I didn’t think anything would come out of it and then I found out I had got through. I am really happy.
“I am not the kind of person to do something like this as I am not a vein person. I am a bit nervous but my family keeps telling me it will be okay.”
Miss Davis works as a business administrator for CHD.
Natalie Ede (pictured right), of Mosley Drive, enjoyed taking part so much back in 2010 she decided to give it another go.
The 23-year-old said: “It is brilliant to get through, I am really happy about it.
“I didn’t really expect it so it really was a surprise. I did the competition before back in 2010 and I really enjoyed.
Miss Ede works as an assistant manager for the Card Factory.
LYDIA Fisher (pictured right), of Demontfort Way, decided to put herself forward for the competition as a good way of meeting new people.
The 18-year-old said: “I am very happy, completely shocked and quite surprised to have actually made it through to the final of the competition.
“I decided to go for it after I saw Jessica Landells do it last year and I hope that it is a good experience and a chance to meet new people.
“I wasn’t worried about it until this week and I realised I am struggling for outfits but it is a good excuse to go out and buy some dresses.”
Miss Fisher has recently finished at her school education at Staffordshire Moorlands Sixth Form College and been offered a place at university.
However, she plans to defer the place for another year and either enter the world of work through an apprenticeship or see the world and go travelling.