THE WINNER of Miss Coventry 2017 hopes to use her appearance at the Miss England finals to promote females working in science.
After trying to win the competition for the past two years, Emily Bunce made it third time lucky and won the pageant this weekend ahead of runners up Paris Allen and Jodie Duckworth.
The biomedical scientist is hoping to brush away the stereotypes associated with Miss England pageants and scientists too, saying they have talents away from the white coat.
Describing the moment she fount out she had won, Emily said she was overwhelmed with emotion and knew her hard work had paid off.
She said: “It still doesn’t feel real.
“The Miss England Finals are held at Resorts World in Birmingham this July so I’m very lucky I don’t have to travel far for it.
“I have a lot of preparation to finalise before the event. But my main aim is to promote females in science.
“It’s fair to say the whole room was emotional and I certainly cried.
“I have worked so hard for three years, learning with every step – and I finally did it.
“It meant the world to me and everyone was so supportive.”
The former Miss Nuneaton winner is now calling on the city to help her cross the line in the national competition which takes place in July.
Miss World awaits the eventual Miss England champion – and Emily said there’s plenty of ways people can show their support.
She said: “People can follow me on social media to start, everything I do will be on there.
“I am also in search of an 80s band to help with my next charity event too.
“There will be charity events, sports rounds, eco outfits and all sorts of things so I’ll need help with it all.
“I’m looking forward to the year ahead with excitement and a bit of fear, but it’s going to be incredible.”