Brains and beauty could help propel a teenager to success after being picked for the final of Miss Forest and Fens pageant.
Biomedical student, Emma Briggs, from Mansfield and is hoping to impress the judges to take the tiara at the new competition which accepts entries from both Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.
Having breezed through the initial stage, she will line up against 19 other hopefuls.
The 18-year-old, who harbours ambitions of becoming a doctor, said: “My aim is to get into the top 10, I’m just going to put my all into it and be myself and see what happens!
“It would be amazing to win.”
The final will be held in Chilwell on 12th April.