Kirkby girl Alex hopes to be crowned Miss England in memory of great-grandma

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A 24 year old Kirkby girl is finally taking her late great grandma’s advice to enter Miss England competition.

Alex Ross, of Shelford Avenue, had always dreamt of taking part in the competition but it was the words of her great grandma Linda - who sadly died last year, at the grand old age of 99 - that made her go for it.

To be eligible to compete candidates have to be under 25 - so this was the last chance for her to enter,

The Kirkby beauty - who has been likened to pop star Katy Perry, said: “I just knew this was the last opportunity and my great grandma had always been the one to tell me to follow my dreams.

“I thought other people would laugh at my ambition, but she was always such a great support so I want to win it for her.”

Alex, who works at the Horse and Groom pub in Hucknall, said her sister was also a great source of support.

“She is my number one fan and even came to the audition with me.”

Alex has also raised cash for several charities by taking part in pink collar boxing matches.

The dancer and singer - who worked on cruise ships around the world - said it would be phenomenal to win the competition.

“Everyone who knows me knows how much I love to talk to people but if I won I think I would literally be speechless,” she added.

Alex, a former pupil of Hucknall National School, said she came home after several years away because she missed the area and all of her friends and family here.

She has made it through to the final stages - with the actual final taking place in July.

It seems the gene pool in Kirkby is strong as another of the finalists also hails from the town.

She said she couldn’t believe it when her and Jade Hunt found out they were both from Kirkby.

“It’s great we are both in it together, but we are competitors at the end of the day. I do wish her luck though.”

TEXT ‘MISS SFH302’ to 63333 to vote for Alex.