Miss Sunderland GB has been flying the flag for the city at one of the country’s biggest beauty pageants.
Lucy Hough, 24, battled it out for the Miss Great Britain crown at the finals held in Leicester.
She strutted her stuff against 49 other finalists in rounds including Little Black Dress, Swimwear and Eveningwear.
Though the overall title went to Miss Aberdeen GB, Ursula Carlton, Lucy said she loved competing in the event.
She said: “I felt so honoured to have been given this opportunity, I loved every minute of it, being up there and meeting everyone was an experience I will never forget.”
Lucy won the regional title at the Miss Sunderland GB finals held at The Ramside Hotel in June where she impressed judges including Chico.
Since then she has helped to raise thousands of pounds for Global’s Make Some Noise, the official charity of Capital FM.
She was one of four women from the North East to compete at Miss Great Britain, with Miss Newcastle GB, Miss Durham GB and Miss Teesside GB also competing.
Miss Newcastle, Coral Patrick, 21, from South Shields was the most successful on the night after finishing in the top 15 of Miss Great Britain.
This was the third year that the organisers have sent their title holders to the final.
Simon Robertson, one of the event organisers of Miss North East, said: “The girls have done amazingly well and should be so proud, as we all are. What they have achieved since they were crowned is amazing.”
The Miss Great Britain final marked the end of the 2016 campaign for Miss North East GB.
The organisers, Headline Models and Butterwick Hospice, began the search back in February to find the next Miss Great Britain.
Simon added: “It has been an amazing year for Miss North-East GB. All together the competition has raised £24,000 for charity, which is a real success.”