A MODEL is one step closer to her Miss England dream after getting through to the semi-finals of the competition.

Beauty Beth Cammack will go up against girls from across the north west for the chance to go on to compete for the ultimate Miss England crown.

Beth, from Hard Lane, was delighted to get through to the semi-final stage where she will take on ladies from across the region on June 16, which also marks her 23rd birthday.

"This is something I have wanted to do from about age 16 but never felt ready," said Beth.

"The opportunity came up and I've grabbed it with both hands.

"My sponsor is Jessie & Co, a mother and daughter company based in Prescot who I have known from the age of 15 when I first started modelling. They have always supported me all the way.

"I will be competing with girls from all over the north west to take the famous Miss England crown.

"If I get through then I will then go on to compete for the ultimate Miss England title. The winner of this then goes to the Miss World finals which will be in Thailand this year."

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Beth Cammack, who raised £200 for the Hope centre, through her own calendar

Beth added: "Miss England’s chosen charity is beauty with a purpose this is all about helping disadvantaged children from all around the world.

"Over the years they have raised hundreds of thousands.

"I have set myself a target of £250 of which I'm more than half way there. I have recently visited Thailand on a working holiday and decided to do my very own Beth's Bush tucker trial while I was there."

Beth has also previously climbed Mount Kilimanjaro as part of an effort for the Steve Prescott Foundation and is involved in regular charitable work.