THE final of Miss Durham 2012 will take place tonight.
Eighteen girls will battle it out at Sedgefield Racecourse.
The competiton will be carried out over three rounds themed around a day at the races, fancy dress and eveningwear.
The finalists will then be whittled down to 10, after which a question round will decide first, second and third place.
The winner will go on to represent the county for the title of Miss England, and so have the chance to secure her place in Miss World, with a $100,000 prize up for grabs.