A STUDENT from the University of Worcester is celebrating reaching the final of the Miss England competition for 2019.

Isobel Lines, 18, was chosen at the West Midlands regional final for the competition, held on June 2.

Miss Lines won the Publicity Queen award and finished in the Top five for Miss Birmingham, gaining a place in the Finals.

The 11 semi-finalists participated in an interview, an ethical fashion catwalk & ‘little black dress’ round and raised over £7,000 for suicide charity, Papyrus.

Miss Lines said: “I am over the moon with getting to the final as I have wanted it for so long. I am so excited I almost can’t put it into words. The final is from July 31 to August 1. We don’t know the venue yet, but it will be really exciting to be up against some real tough competition from across the country.”

There are 50 finalists from across the country who will compete in the overall Miss England finals with more than 50,000 applications received.

In the final, the contestants will be competing for a spot in the top 20, decided on by performance in 11 different award categories, with the rest being chosen by the judges.

Miss Lines, who is studying PE and sports coaching science, has been involved with the Miss England competition since she was 16, reaching the Miss Worcestershire top five in 2017, also being named Miss Sportswoman Worcestershire and Miss Eco Worcestershire.

She has also been an active fundraiser for Papyrus, raising over £500 when she climbed the Malvern Hills blindfolded, in honour of a school friend who had died.