A COMPETITION hopeful is urging people to vote for her as she battles it out for a top title.
Seventeen-year-old Jodie Duckworth is in the running to become Miss England 2012.
Supporters have just today left to vote for the youngster from Stockingford and make her dreams come true.
“If I’m successful enough to win Miss England I will represent our great country and go to Mauritius and be part of the Mauritius Carnival which launches Mauritius Shopping Fiesta on June 29 followed by a trip competing in Miss World which is being held in August and takes place in Ordos, Inner Mongolia in China,” said the former Nuneaton Academy pupil.
As part of the competition, Jodie has had to organise fundraising events for the charity Beauty with a Purpose, and also create an outfit using items of recycled material.
After a holiday in Ibiza, she flew home to put on a charity night at The Goose in Bedworth and a pub crawl at her local, the Attleborough Arms in Nuneaton.
The budding Miss World also received a donation from Jaguar Cars Charity Trust and employees filled a charity bucket she brought along with small change to help the cause.
“I was absolutely delighted to make it to the final but as we flew off to Ibiza the next day for a ten day family holiday I had to get my thinking cap on very quickly and arrange plans from my sun bed for charity events as I only had ten days to raise money for Beauty with a Purpose,” added Jodie, who only recently underwent life-saving surgery after her appendix ruptured.
“I’d just like to thank every single one of you that has supported me so far in my wonderful journey, from people taking part in my fundraisers and also donating to this wonderful cause for disadvantaged children and I hope I can make everyone proud.”
The grand final, which runs for four days and started on Saturday sees Jodie undergo a two day press call, an army style boot camp at the Malmaison in Birmingham including interviews and a sports round with soldiers of Regimental Fitness which she will have to endue with 60 other hopefuls.
The last two days of the final sees the competitors move to the Ramada in Leicester and will include an Eco round which consists of an outfit made from recycled materials, in Jodie’s case an dress made out of bottle tops, and more interviews before Jodie dons evening wear for the finale.
People can vote for Jodie and fast track her to the final 15 girls where judges will decide who is the next Miss England by texting ‘Miss England28’ to 63333.
Texts cost 50p plus the standard network rate and lines are to close tonight at exactly 8pm.