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Friday, 22 August 2014

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Miss Cumbria scouts on streets looking for model contestants

Future top models could be snapped up by scouts looking for Miss Cumbria 2013 contestants.

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Miss Cumbria 2012 winner Deborah Ingram, centre, with runner-up Shema Haque, left, and Alice Simpson, third

The scouts will be in Carlisle, Penrith, Cockermouth, Workington and Whitehaven this weekend, scouring the streets to look for likely candidates.

Contestants are needed for both the Miss Cumbria heat and the Junior Miss Cumbria section, for girls aged 13 to 16.

Anyone who wants to take part in the show can visit the Miss Cumbria scouts, which include current and former Miss Cumbria and Junior Miss Cumbria contestants and winners, inside The Lanes on Saturday.

Organiser and scout Kerry Capoverde said they had had a “great response” to events in previous years.

“This year we wanted to put on an even bigger event and make sure we included people from all over Cumbria and the surrounding areas,” she said.

“We have had a great response for the Miss Cumbria competition already and are confident that the next Miss England could be hiding in the crowds.

“We’re on a mission to take a look for ourselves and make sure none of the region’s most beautiful ladies have slipped through the net.”

She said the junior section also gave young girls the chance to learn more about charity work and volunteering.

“It’s a real character-building experience,” she added.

The current Miss Cumbria, Deborah Ingram, has urged girls to get involved with the event.

“Taking part last year was such an amazing experience and I know this year will be even better,” she said. “I’d advise everyone to get dressed up and go and see the team in The Lanes.”

The winner of Miss Cumbria 2013 will win a place in the Miss England final, where she will have a chance to go onto Miss World.

Participants must be aged between 13 and 16 or 17 and 24, and must never have been married or have children.

Girls who can’t get to the events tomorrow or Saturday can still apply online at www.miss-cumbria.co.uk.

The final of Miss Cumbria is scheduled to take place on November 23 at Carlisle Racecourse.

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