A BROMSGROVE hotel is playing host to the Miss Worcestershire final of the Miss England competition for 2013.

The final of the regional contest is taking place on Sunday, March 17 at the Holiday Inn on Kidderminster Road and the event is being put together by Synergy Hair and Beauty in Studley which is sponsoring the contest.

Carol Haynes-Jones, salon co-ordinator, said: “Last year we had 30 applicants and 17 finalists, and we are hoping to make 2013 bigger and better. We did even toy with the idea of Mr Worcestershire too.

“Last year was great fun, being part of the show doing the make-up, but this year we'd like to make it a bigger and better event by getting more involved behind the scenes and really showing Miss England what Worcestershire has to offer.”

The competition is still accepting entries either online at missengland.info/enter-now or by applicants sending their name, age, height, telephone number, email and postal address to kumarphotoshoot@googlemail.com along with at least two photographs of themselves.