AN animal onesie - not exactly the glamorous outfit you'd associate with a beauty pageant.

But that was exactly what one Miss Worcestershire finalist donned in a bid to raise money for charity at the Victorian Christmas fair in Worcester.

Stephanie Need, 23, a nursery nurse from Diglis, raised £300 for Beauty with a Purpose - the official charity partner of Miss England which works with disadvantaged children - through her fundraising antics.

She said: "I believe this competition shows that beauty isn't all about what's on the outside.

"Members of the public were very generous in their support of this worthwhile cause.

"I'm very grateful for all of the support and I have many more fundraising ideas."

Twenty-eight women aged 17 to 25 beat off competition from more than 350 hopefuls to reach the Miss Worcestershire finals, which will take place at the Sixways Stadium on Sunday, January 10.

The winner will not only “be an ambassador for England’s most beautiful county” but will also represent Worcestershire at the national finals of Miss England.