The current Miss Liverpool, Debbie O'Toole, hopes the judges think she's out of this world in the finals of the Miss Universe Great Britain contest next month.
Debbie will be representing Liverpool in the competition to be held on 2nd May in Birmingham as around 50 women from England, Scotland and Wales will compete for the coveted award, but the 24-year-old does not seem fazed by her competition.
She told JMU Journalism: “My chances are as good as anyone else. I have a few beauty titles under my belt so hopefully my experience and confidence shine through to winning the title!
“My life has changed a fair bit since becoming Miss Liverpool. I have been doing a lot more charity work, which I really enjoy. I like to do as much as I can for people less fortunate than I am. I have been in the public eye much more as well, doing work for newspapers and magazines.”
Zoo magazine named Debbie in their top ten sexiest women in the world, although she admits she didn’t expect it. “I was so shocked to see myself in the top ten. I was of course very happy because there really are some gorgeous girls out there," she admitted.
“Modelling has been a dream of mine since I was a very young age. I love fashion, beauty, clothes, shoes and being in front of a camera. It really is my dream job.”
Debbie is optimistic for the future: “I want to become a successful worldwide model and would love to be a Victoria Secret model. Katie Price is someone I really look up to. She has gone from being a model to a successful businesswoman and that is also something that I aspire to be. One day I hope to have my own business in the fashion and beauty industry.”
Debbie isn’t the only Merseyside model hoping to take the industry by storm. Emma Rose Hunt is one of 20 seaside stunners hoping to be crowned Miss Southport 2010. The winner will go onto represent the town in the Miss England Final, where she will have a chance to compete in Miss World 2010, with a huge prize of $100,000 on offer to the winner.
Becoming Miss Southport would truly be a dream come true for stunning Emma from Churchtown, who is already in preparation for the finals in May.
Emma told JMU Journalism: “I have never done anything like this before. I don’t feel like you have to be experienced to be in this sort of competition. I believe that all girls should be given the opportunity to make a difference to their home town. I’d love to be given the opportunity to be the ambassador for my home town, which I love dearly.
“I also have training in dance and I’d love to use this to help as many people as possible, especially today when there is such a big problem with child obesity.”
By Gary Maiden & Camilla Cole
Debbie O'Toole is the current Miss Liverpool; Emma Rose Hunt (right) hopes to become Miss Southport