Miss Devon winner of England crown
A reality show competitor has beaten 59 other finalists to be crowned Miss England.
Charlotte Holmes, 23, faced tough competition from rivals across the UK including Amy Willerton, a recent winner of the TV show Signed By Katie Price.
Other finalists included 23-year-old police officer Alice Nicholas and 21-year-old GB kickboxer Chelsie Griffin.
But Miss Holmes, the Britain's Next Top Model contestant representing Devon, dressed in a sparkly blue gown, was crowned this year's winner.
Runners-up Anastacia Smith, Miss North Yorkshire, and third place Tamzin Cummings, Miss Sunderland, joined Miss Holmes on stage at the ceremony at the Athena in Leicester.
The 5ft 9in brunette, who has A-levels in French, biology and general studies, an AS-level in chemistry and 10 GCSEs, takes over from last year's winner Alize Mounter.
Miss Holmes came fourth in reality TV show Britain's Top Model in 2010.
Following her win, Miss Holmes, who lives in London but is originally from Plymouth, said: "I am so happy to have won the crown and my ambition is to give young girls the message they can achieve."
Miss Holmes, who will enjoy a host of freebies including a trip to Mauritius, will go on to represent England at the Miss World final in August.
Angie Beasley, managing director of Miss England, said: "Charlotte is going to be a fantastic Miss England, she is a very beautiful girl with a vibrant personality and a passion for life and will be an amazing ambassador for England."