UK title for Hartlepool beauty Alexandra

Alexandra Devine, winner of the 2013 Miss Intercontinental England.
Alexandra Devine, winner of the 2013 Miss Intercontinental England.

BEAUTIFUL Alexandra Devine is feeling on top of the world as she gets set to go head-to-head with glamorous beauty queens from across the globe.

The 23-year-old from Bishop Cuthbert was crowned Miss Intercontinental England as she “dazzled” the judges with her “natural beauty” shining through at the weekend.

Now, Alexandra will represent England in the Miss Intercontinental finals, which will be held in Asia, South America or Europe.

She described her “huge pride” ahead of the global event, which will be held later this year and looked back on her fantastic day at the glamorous UK finals.

“It was so amazing,” said Alexandra, who lives with her parents, Pauline, 47, and Joe, 53.

“Such a fantastic experience and to win was just incredible.”

The day started with an interview with the judges before Alexandra hit the catwalk in evening wear, fashion wear and swimwear.

And as well as being crowned the overall winner on the day, she also won the awards for best interview, best evening wear and best swimwear.

“I did it feel like it had gone well but you never know what the judges are looking for so it’s hard to say how it’s going to go before they announce the winner,” she said.

“And all of the other girls were so beautiful so to be announced as the winner was amazing, I’m so proud.”

The venue of the Miss Intercontinental finals will be revealed later this month, but regardless of where it will take place, Alexandra said she is going to make the absolute most of the experience.

“I think I’ll go with an open mind,” said the former Egglescliffe School pupil and student at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, in Darlington.

“Whatever happens it will be a fantastic experience and it will be a privilege to be part of.”

Holly Ikin, director of Miss Intercontinental in the UK, said: “I am very excited for Alexandra and her year ahead.

“It was a very deserving win and I know she will be an excellent representative for England in the international pageant.

“Alexandra dazzled the judges in every round and her natural beauty shone through.”

It’s back to a packed work schedule for Alexandra now before the global finals.

She is currently studying a Masters of Science Degree at Northumbria University in sport and exercise psychology and runs her own events company, Envied Events.

Alexandra also dedicates her time supporting local charities.

She raised cash and made donations in support of the Butterwick Hospice and Age UK last month and this week Alexandra visited Hartlepool & District Hospice’s recently opened shop in Catcote Road where she donated dozens of goods.