Sophie wants to help others if she wins

HOPES Sophie Wilkins
HOPES Sophie Wilkins
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BEAUTY queen wannabe Sophie Wilkins wants to use her looks to help others.

The 19-year-old of Valley Park Drive, Clanfield, has entered the regional heats of the Miss England competition.

The Hampshire beauty said: ‘It is my first time entering so I am very excited to have been selected.

‘I’m a bit anxious about what to expect but it’s a good anxious.’

The Miss Hampshire competition is a regional heat of Miss England, whose winners go on to compete in Miss World.

‘I have always been interested in Miss World, I love how determined and inspirational the contestants are and how they help others,’ added Sophie.

‘I would love to be a good role model for people and an ambassador for education.

‘I would like to inspire people at every opportunity.’

As part of the pageant’s focus on beauty with a purpose, Miss Hampshire is looking for contestants who are charitable as well as beautiful.

Sophie volunteers as a DJ at Express FM.

She has previously worked at The Kings Theatre, in Albert Road, Southsea, where she organised a family fun day.