A FINANCIAL Maths Student from Stroud is competing in the fourth heat of the Miss England competition for 2018.

Micha Holloway, 19, already attended a Miss England audition at the competition’s HQ in Leicester and is now hoping to win the public vote.

She is competing against 16 other people to make it through to the semi-final held in June and requires the help of the local community.

Judges for the competition include Miss England 2017 Stephanie Hill, who will decide the most photogenic & charitable, and will receive a place in the Miss England semi-final at Kelham Hall in Nottinghamshire.

The contestants who reach the semi-final will be invited to participate in a Sports and Eco fashion round, where contestants are invited to create an outfit made from recycled materials as well as raising funds for the Miss World charity Beauty with a Purpose all now part of the competition.

The national director of Miss England Angie Beasley believes the competition is much more than a beauty contest.

“The girls are encouraged to be charitable, sporty and an all round good role model and have the opportunity to show off any talents they may have,” said Ms Beasley.

Overall winner of Miss England 2018 will spend her year raising awareness for various charities and will receive a whole host of prizes worth £25,000, including a luxury holiday and a place in Miss World which boasts a prize worth $100,000 for the international winner.

To vote for Micha in this year’s competition you can text MISS SEMI13 to 63333. Text votes costs 50p.

Voting finishes on Monday, March 5 at 12 noon.

For more information, call 0116 2440479