A MUM-OF-TWO has expressed her delight after being chosen to represent Merseyside in a national pageant this spring.

Glamorous Amy Duckworth, 27, has been chosen to compete in the final of Ms Galaxy UK for the chance to take part in an international contest in Orlando this November.

Amy, who will travel to the Park Hotel in Chorley for the big event, has only recently started entering pageants following the birth of her second child George.

"I did modelling and then I had a baby. It's something I'm getting into now," said Amy, from Merton Bank.

"You make lots of friends doing it. people have that perspective that it is girls who love themselves but it isn't like that at all. Everything I do is raising money for charity."

And former St Helens College childcare student Amy says she is already looking forward to the big day.

"I'm really excited, the show starts at 7.30pm and I have got to be there from 9am," said Amy, who lives with partner Alex, baby George and older daughter Daisy.

"There's going to be four rounds so I'll have my interview in the morning and then there is the fashion wear round, evening gown wear round and swimwear round."

The Ms Galaxy UK final takes place on Friday, March 23.

See the 'United Kingdom Galaxy Pageant' Facebook page for more information on the event and to vote for Amy to win in the Ms Popularity award on the night.