Beauty queen in final 15 for Popstars band

BUDDING superstar Pollyanna Woodward will be flying the flag for Mansfield this Saturday after making it through to the finals of ITV's hit show Popstars The Rivals.

BUDDING superstar Pollyanna Woodward will be flying the flag for Mansfield this Saturday after making it through to the finals of ITV's hit show Popstars The Rivals.

Viewers will see 20-year-old Pollyanna put through her paces before star judges Geri Halliwell, Pete Waterman and Louis Walsh as she competes for a place in the final line-up of an all-girl pop band.

The Mansfield performing arts students has been voted through to the last 15 girls after beating off competition from thousands of other young hopefuls.

And this week Pollyanna who is also the reigning Miss Mansfield told Chad: "I didn't think I'd get through the audition, let alone all this way. I'm having a wonderful time and have met lots of brilliant friends."

Pollyanna says she has picked up vital tips from pop manager Louis Walsh during the TV contest and hopes to go on to follow in the footsteps of her musical idols Madonna and the Corrs.