A Burnham-On-Sea woman is this week celebrating after winning the title of Miss Bristol 2016 and a place in the Miss England Final.

Emily Sanders, 23, won the title on Sunday (April 3rd) during a ceremony at the Grand Mercure Hotel in Bristol.

Emily had a great year as Miss Somerset in the 2015 Miss England competition.

She was shortlisted for many rounds last year including talent, eco fashion, beach beauty, modelling and charity.

She also raised over £7,000 for the Beauty with a Purpose campaign, supporting youth charities and projects across the UK, in addition to her wider commitments.

Emily is a fully qualified teacher at the beginning of her career in education and has recently accepted a place to study her Masters degree at the University of Oxford. She says that she’ll continue to support Burnham-On-Sea’s mental health charity, In Charley’s Memory, and fulfil her ambition to travel.

Emily told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “I had so much support last year from my local community and sponsors, so a massive thank you to them for helping me along the way. I am hoping to make them proud with a more successful year as Miss Bristol.”

“Beauty competitions are recognised to advocate a stereotypical image of beauty, but I hope to continue to show that Miss England is not just glamour and gowns!”

Emily will now compete in the Miss England final on 20th and 21st July in Southport.