Twelve women will compete for the title of Miss Rutland 2014 this weekend in the inaugural finals of the competition.
The finalists, all pictured on this page, will do their best to impress a panel of six judges at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel from 7pm on Sunday.
They will be the first women to compete for the title which was bestowed on Cara Pereira last year. Cara entered the Miss Leicestershire contest but impressed judges so much with her passion for Rutland that they created the title for her.
Cara, from Langham, has been busy organising this year’s competition. She said: “I think the girls are excited and nervous at the same time. Only two of them have entered pageants before and the other 10 are completely new to it.
“People don’t really know what to expect but they are ready and excited about it.”
Along with the overall Miss Rutland title, the finalists will also compete for a number of honours including Miss Charity, Miss Popularity and Miss Fitness.
The winner will take home a number of prizes and will be entered into the Miss Great Britain competition.
Cara added: “Becoming Miss Rutland and going on to the national finals was a great experience. It’s an opportunity to meet new people from all corners of the UK.
Money raised at the final will go to the Christie Cancer Charitable Fund. Tickets are available at www.missrutland.co.uk.
The full list of finalists is:
Kelli Yeoman, 21, from Oakham.
Emma Chevalier, 22, from Cottesmore.
Aimie Kerr, 19, from Stamford.
Jenna Thomson, 23, form Oakham.
Hannah Johnson, 21, from Exton.
Sohna Mbye, 18, from Cottesmore.
Katie Bangs, 24, from Oakham.
Nikita Azzopardi, 19, from Stamford.
Natalie Aspinal, 19, from Stamford.
Leanna Dawson, 19, from Exton.
Emma Maskery, 23, from Stamford.
Natalie Phillips, from Melton Mowbray.