Air stewardess Alicia Sims from Easebourne entered the Miss Sussex on a whim and has found herself caterpaulted into the finals.
20 year old Alicia who lives in Vanzell Road told the Observer: “I have never done anything like this before and didn’t know anything about Miss Sussex, but I saw it on social media and saw you could apply online - it was a complete whim really and now I have found myself in the final four.”
She will travel to Kelham Hall in Southport for the final competition on June 11.
Alicia who works as cabin crew for British Airways on long and short haul flights, went to Midhurst Primary School, St Margaret’s Convent and then Midhurst Grammar School.
She also attended the sixth form of the new Midhurst Rother College academy. “I applied on the Miss Sussex website and got into the final 16 where the public vote for one contestant to go through to Miss England and got 70 votes. Although I didn’t win four of us were chosen for the finals of Miss Sussex.
“I’m not one to take myself too seriously so I see this as just a fun thing to do and I’m just going to go for it.””
The winner will have the job of promoting Sussex for a year attending public functions and flying the flag for the county. They will also get a place in the Miss England contest next year.
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