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Friday, 01 August 2014

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North Cumbria beauty queen qualifies for Miss England

A beauty queen who was subjected to a mass of online abuse after failing to win a local contest has now qualified for the country’s biggest beauty pageant.

Roseanne Jefferson photo
Roseanne Jefferson

Roseanne Jefferson, 19, from Wigton, has enjoyed a stellar run of success since failing to walk away with the Miss Cumbria crown in 2012.

The model and teaching assistant suffered abuse from internet bullies after the contest, who ridiculed her attempts at winning Cumbria’s biggest beauty contest.

However, not being deterred, she carried on in her quest for success and managed to scoop the Miss Personality award at this year’s competition and was the overall runner-up. Her story made international headlines and she received support from all around the world.

Now, a determined Roseanne has qualified for Miss England, the country’s biggest beauty pageant, by winning a special competition.

The former Nelson Thomlinson School pupil beat off hundreds of contestants to become the face of a new tanning product by reality television star Chloe Sims.

After winning the Miss Montana Tan competition, Roseanne automatically qualifies for the competition where she will compete against the regional winners of beauty contests like Miss Cumbria.

Roseanne said she was shocked to be named the face of the new tanning brand.

“I could not believe I won the title, all the girls in the competition were gorgeous. When the Montana Tan team rang me up my instant reaction was that it is some kind of wind-up.

“Then the team at the other end just laughed and I was completely shocked. I was at work and could not concentrate from that point onwards. I just wanted to tell everyone. It is still all a blur, I feel totally honoured to be representing Montana Tan this year in the Miss England competition but I am also doing this for Cumbria,” she said.

While excited for the competition, she says that it will be tougher than Miss Cumbria.

“It would be lovely to win Miss England like any girl would say but it is a much bigger competition with so many girls competing from all over the country. At the minute I am just glad I have got this far,” she added.

Now, she is prepping hard for the finals in June by organising a series of charity events, doing physical training for the British Army sports round, and thinking up ideas for the eco-round where contestants have to create an outfit.

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