LOOKING picture perfect, city teenager Jennifer Foulds is hoping she has what it takes to steal the Miss England crown.
The 18-year-old, from Grangetown, is one of dozens of girls to enter Miss 24 Carat, a beauty pageant run by salon owner Jodie Breeds.
She’s looking for 30 finalist to compete in her glitzy gold final with an overall winner going on to represent the brand at Miss England 2012.
Dance student Jennifer already has pageant experience under her belt after being a finalist in Miss Sunderland this year.
She said: “I really enjoyed Miss Sunderland but wanted to do something different this time. I’m studying in Edinburgh at the moment but Jodie’s salon, 24 Carat, is in the street next to where I grew up, so I’d be really excited to represent her brand.”
Jennifer, who is studying at the Performing Arts School Scotland, said: “I think dancing helps with the catwalk and also with photoshoots as you know how to hold your body in poses.”
Jennifer was photographed at Scott Spock Studios in Blandford Street, Sunderland, for the Miss Fotofashionista round of the contest.
All the girls who enter the contest will be photographed for a portfolio of pictures from which judges will pick their favourite 30.
They will then go through to the final at the Stadium of Light on March 16, which is raising funds for the Team George charity.
Miss England contestants are made up of girls with an area title, or with a brand title such as Miss 24 Carat.
Jodie, 25, who owns 24 Carat salon in Grangetown, said: “The competition has really taken off and we have about 60 entries already. Because we are a brand licence, we have got girls from Manchester, Liverpool and even Cornwall competing.
“Some of the girls who have entered have had amazing photography portfolios, but others have only had bog standard ones. So to make it fair, we will judge them on similar shots. Each girl is having a Hollywood glamour shot and a pure beauty shot at Scott’s studio.
“The deadline for entries will close in the next few weeks and we will pick our final 30 by January.”
Jodie added: “A girl with a brand title has just as much chance of winning Miss England as a girl with an area title.
“This year’s Miss England winner competed under a brand title, Miss Everdaymodel Magazine.”