A WEARSIDE beauty queen has stolen a march on her rivals in her bid to be crowned Miss England 2012.
Miss Sunderland, Tamzin Cummings, has fought off competition to be shortlisted for the Miss England’s Got Talent award.
If she wins the award she will receive an immediate place in the top 15 at the Miss England grand final.
The 21-year-old, from Ashbrooke impressed the judges with her singing, and will find out if she has won the award today.
The winner of Miss England will be announced in Leicester on Tuesday.
She will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Miss World finals, and to Mauritius to take part in the carnival there.
The current Miss England is journalism student Alize Mounter, 23, from Kensington.