WINNING Miss Sunderland will be a double whammy for one city beauty.
For not only will she be named Wearside’s top pageant princess, she’ll also become the Face of the Bridges.
Reigning queen Tamzin Cummings, 20, has been in the shopping centre with talent scouts looking for potential winners of the Miss Sunderland 2011 title.
The Sunderland University student, who won her title in May last year, went on to become the most successful Miss Sunderland ever.
As well as coming fourth in Miss England, Tamzin, from Ashbrooke, went on to compete in Miss World University in South Korea, winning the Miss Photogenic title.
She said: “This has been the best experience of my life, winning the talent round in Miss England and coming fourth was just incredible, and to have the opportunity to represent North East charity Grace House has been an absolute honour.
“If there are any girls out there who are not sure about entering, my advice would be to go for it, because you just never know what may happen.”
The organisers of Miss Sunderland have teamed up with the shopping centre in the hopes of finding a candidate who can follow in Tamzin’s footsteps.
Model scouts will be in the Bridges this weekend in the hopes of unearthing potential beauty queens.
Simon Robertson, who is in his third year organising Miss Sunderland, said: “We love girls with a great personality so don’t be frightened to come over and introduce yourself.
“This is a really prestigious prize for the winner of Miss Sunderland 2011 and will mean a whole year of involvement, modelling and making public appearances.”
This year’s final will take place at Rainton Meadows Arena in May, in aid of the Grace House Hospice Appeal, and will have a glamorous Las Vegas theme.
To enter Miss Sunderland 2011 visit www.misssunderland.co.uk Businesses interesting in sponsoring the event or hosting a heat can also visit the same address for information.