Meet the Miss England contestants vying to make it to the top of the world

Meet the Miss England contestants vying to make it to the top of the world

Meet the Miss England contestants vying to make it to the top of the world

3:54 PM on 19th July 2011

This evening 64 girls will battle it out at the Miss England finals for the chance to represent their nation in Miss World, which is to be held in the UK for the first time in decades this November and, incredibly, will be watched by an audience of two billion across the globe.
We bring you some of the contestants the bookmakers have tipped for the top… PLUS check back here today at 7pm for live streaming of the Miss England final
Miss England contestants vie for a place in the Miss World competition this November

Left to right: Miss Bath, Amy Willerton; Miss York, Anastasia Smith; Miss London, Rissikat Obade; Miss Harrogate, Alexandra Devine; Miss Lipsy, Courtenay Dodd; Miss Newcastle, Hannah Gray; Miss Liverpool, Sarah Farley; Miss Manchester, Nicola McConnell; Miss Fylde Coast, Sophie-Leigh Anderson

Miss England contestants vie for a place in the Miss World competition this November

Rebecca Morton Rebecca Morton

Body confidence: As a successful size 12 model, Miss Rugby, Rebecca Morton, hopes to highlight the issues surrounding women”s body image. As a curvy girl, she herself has felt the pressures of feeling she has to diet to conform to industry norms, and has learnt to feel comfortable with her body weight

Red hot: Miss London Rissikat Bade is one of the bookmakers

Red hot: Miss London Rissikat Bade is one of the bookmakers” favourites to take top spot at tomorrow”s Miss England competition

Miss England contestants vie for a place in the Miss World competition this November

Miss England contestants vie for a place in the Miss World competition this November

The Miss England contestants show their green side in a range of homemade, eco-inspired costumes for their

The Miss England contestants show their green side in a range of homemade, eco-inspired costumes for their “recycle” challenge. From left, Rissikat Bade, Miss London; Shiralee Gould, Miss Weymouth; Laura Gregory, Miss Middlesex; Bethany Tamsett, Miss Essex; Sophie Chryssaphes; Miss Hertfordshire, Natalie Cutler; Miss Birmingham and Hannah Higgins, Miss South Yorkshire

Miss England contestants vie for a place in the Miss World competition this November

Miss England contestants vie for a place in the Miss World competition this November