Elizabeth is Miss Preston

FIRST time competitor Elizabeth Grant has been crowned Miss Preston 2016 in a contest at the town's Playhouse Theatre on Market Street West.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 19th April 2016, 5:29 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th April 2016, 7:34 pm
Elizabeth Grant is crowned Miss Preston 2016 by Miss Preston 2015 Holly Moore.
Elizabeth Grant is crowned Miss Preston 2016 by Miss Preston 2015 Holly Moore.

It means she has qualified for a place in the Miss England semi-finals at Kelham Hall, Newark in June.

Student Elizabeth, 20, had never entered a pageant before and declared herself “so blessed to even be placed in the final” telling Facebook friends: “It’s been special”.

There was delight too for Elli Westwood, 14, who claimed the Junior Miss Preston title for contestants aged 13-16.

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Organiser Mark Jones said: “It was brilliant. The two shows were sold out which was fantastic. It was a difficult decision for the judges as always.”

Miss Preston runner-up was Victoria Brown,24, with Daisy-Ann Brunskill third.

Hannah Wadsworth, 14, came second in Junior Mis Preston and Megan Dunne, 14, came third.

The finals of Miss England will be held in Southport.