THE newly-crowned Miss Scarborough, Eleanor Hardie, can now be booked to appear at events in the Scarborough area.
The 20-year-old was chosen from 15 hopefuls during a ceremony at the Scarborough Fair Collection in Lebberston on Saturday night.
Eleanor, who is currently in her first year of an environmental sciences degree and is hoping to go into a career in teaching, is now set to represent Scarborough in the Miss England final at the end of June.
As part of her course, Eleanor is also working towards an open water diving qualification.
She has been doing practice dives in a swimming pool so far and will be doing an open water dive in Pontefract this week.
As well as the coveted title of Miss Scarborough 2012, Eleanor also won a number of prizes donated by local businesses.
She won a year’s subscription to Compass Gym, a £500 stay at the Cliffemount Hotel in Runswick Bay, a gown from Desire in Filey, a year of hairdressing for public appearance from Shadow, beauty treatments from Spangle, a photo portfolio from Hollier photographers of Filey, sash and crown from the Scarborough Evening News and a bouquet from Natalilies of Hunmanby.
The event was organised by Diane Yalezo, who judged the contest along with Evening News editor Ed Asquith, Jane Thomas of the Scarborough Fair Collection, Miss Scarborough 2011 Leanne Wilford, Mr Scarborough 2011 Gavin Fitton, and Shadow from Shadow Hair Salon in Scarborough.
Eleanor will go to the Miss England final on June 25 and 26 at The Athena in Leicester.
Fellow Miss Scarborough finalist Stephanie Atha scooped a place in the semi-final after winning the text vote and being crowned Miss Popularity, with 899 votes.
To book Eleanor, call Diane on 07864 028302 or contact Su-Ann Chow at the Evening News on (01723) 383810.