A natural beauty from Chorley has scooped an award at an environmental modelling contest.
Kate White, from Clayton-le-Woods, was crowned Miss Earth North West after beating hundreds of entrants to the prestigious title.
The web designer, who works for Homeserve in Preston and moved to Chorley three years ago, sailed through the first and second round to secure her place in the national final at Leamington Spa.
The 25-year-old said: "This was the first beauty contest I've entered and it was a great experience.
"When I went through to the first round I didn't know what to expect and it was quite nerve-wracking.
"I'm not very girly and decided to enter this competition because it's a bit different.
"I've also got an interest in the environment and enjoy nature. I've done the Three Peaks challenge before.
"My colleagues have been very supportive by voting for me and my mum, my boyfriend and my mum's partner came along to the final. It was a very special event for me."
Kate believes the Miss Earth title could be the start of a career in modelling and has ambitions to get involved in environmental projects.
Guests of honour at the Miss Earth event included supermodel Hofit Golan, designer Scott Henshall, Big Brother's Aisleyne, Spandau Ballet's Steve Norman and Club4climate's Dr Earth.
As part of the prize for making it through to the final, she was given an eco-handbag and a tree was planted on Kate's behalf by The Big Tree Project, Scotland.
To find out more visit www.missearthuk.co.uk