Miss Durham places still available

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PLACES are still up for grabs for ladies to claim the title of Miss Durham.

The regional heats for Miss World are taking place around the UK, with the heat in Durham taking place at Sedgefield Racecourse later this year.

The lucky winner will go on to represent the county competing for a guaranteed place in Miss England and will then have the chance to secure her place in Miss World, the most famous beauty pageant on the planet, with a £100,000 prize up for grabs.

Auditions for Miss Durham are taking place at Sedgefield Racecourse now and the closing date will be February 28 when the final 20 girls will be chosen.

Jill Williamson, general manager of Sedgefield Racecourse said: “The ladies of Durham are a glamorous bunch and love dressing to impress. We’ve been holding Miss Durham at the racecourse for nine years now and it’s become a huge event on our calendar.

“We’re looking for women with a good attitude who take pride in their appearance and ooze charisma. The winner will go on to represent Durham against the rest of the country so it’s a big responsibility and we need somebody who will really step up to the challenge.”

Applicants must be aged 17-24 on September 30 this year. Application forms can be requested by email from egillies@sedgefield-racecourse.co.uk

The Miss Durham Final will be held at Sedgefield Racecourse on Saturday, May 25, and will see the final 20 girls go head to head to compete before a panel of judges in three individual rounds for the title of Miss Durham 2013.