Have you got what it takes to be Miss Sunderland GB?

Previous winners Lauren Wells (Miss Durham GB), Mellisa Crawford (Miss Newcastle GB), Sarah Douglas (Miss Sunderland GB) and  Ellie Potter (Miss Teesside GB).
Previous winners Lauren Wells (Miss Durham GB), Mellisa Crawford (Miss Newcastle GB), Sarah Douglas (Miss Sunderland GB) and Ellie Potter (Miss Teesside GB).
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Have you got what it takes to fly the flag for Sunderland at a national beauty pageant?

The search is on for Miss Sunderland GB in the hopes she can go on to bring home the Miss Great Britain 2016 crown.

A regional Miss North East final will take place at Ramside Hall on June 9 to find a Miss Sunderland GB and a Miss Newcastle GB.

As well as gaining entry into the final of Miss Great Britain, they will also win a contract with competition sponsors, modelling and casting agency, Headline Models.

A Miss North East final will also be held at Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield, to find a Miss Durham GB and Miss Teesside GB.

Miss North East GB director, Simon Robertson, said: “We are thrilled to be bringing this event back to the North East.

“After the huge success in 2015 we wanted to do something different, so in 2016 we will be holding two finals by splitting them into regions, but still crowning our four winners once more.

The finals will be spectacular events with catwalk shows, dinner and entertainment and our theme of Moulin Rouge promises to make it another superbly exciting event.

“We are also very excited about this year’s competition to find the most beautiful young women in the North East, because the eligibility criteria for entry to the competition has changed to become more inclusive and representative of the modern woman.”

This year’s competition is open to women aged 18 to 27 years who may be single, married, divorced or be mothers.

Contestants will be fundrainsing for Butterwick Hospice Care and Capital Radio’s charity Make Some Noise.

Clair McGregor, events team lead for Butterwick Hospice, which has hospices in Stockton and Bishop Auckland, said: “Butterwick Hospice is really excited to be one of the chosen charities of the Miss North East GB competition.

“It is a fantastic opportunity for all the contestants, and the funds raised will really make a difference to our patients and their families.”

Further details and entry to the competition is via the website www.missnortheastgb.co.uk