A Lincolnshire Police Cadet from Skegness is showing herself to be a ‘force’ to be reckoned in this year’s Miss England.
Olivia Green, 18, has made the semi-final of the competition, which aims to find - in the words of organisers - ‘a talented sporty photogenic charitable female who has modelling potential to represent the nation on a world stage’.
It is the only national competition in England to send its winner to Miss World, which has a top prize of $100,000.
Olivia secured her place in the semi-final after winning the support of both judges and the public in one of the competition’s monthly heats.
She said: “I was over the moon. I couldn’t believe I actually got picked.”
The Skegness Grammar School student said one of the reasons for getting involved in the competition was because of the role’s charitable side.
She is a close friend of Ryan Smith, the local teen injured in a cycling accident, and a supporter of the Ryan Smith Foundation. Her long-term aim, however, is to become a detective with Lincolnshire Police, following in the footsteps of her grandfather, Charles Green, who was an inspector in the force.
She said: “I want to do something good for the community and it’s a bit of a thrill really.”
Olivia, who has been offered a place at The University of Nottingham to study law, will compete in the semi-final at Kelham Hall and Country Park, near Newark, on July 5.