Doncaster glamour girl Hollie bids for Miss GB title

Miss Doncaster 2014 Hollie Hughes.
Miss Doncaster 2014 Hollie Hughes.

Glamour girl Hollie Hughes is all set to sparkle as she bids to become Miss Great Britain for the second time.

The Bawtry mum is set to battle it out with dozens of hopefuls from across the country later this year after securing her place in the finals following her crowning as Miss Doncaster.

And it marks a return to the glittering world of beauty pageants for Hollie, aged 27, who first represented her home town eight years ago.

She said: “It is fantastic to be back again and represent my town. Last time round I was very young and nervous, but now I am older and wiser and a lot more confident in myself and what the contest is all about.

“I am really looking forward to the finals and returning to the beauty pageant scene.”

Hollie, who has been modelling since she was a child, first took her steps onto the catwalk at the Miss Great Britain finals in 2006 and, although she didn’t win, the experience stayed with her.

Now she is hoping to go one better this time.

She said: “It was an incredible day – something that’s stayed with me. It is great to be there again.”

After her first appearance, Hollie, of Church Street, studied fashion at Doncaster College and also gave birth to a daughter Ava, now three.

She said: “When Ava went back to nursery, I thought about what I was going to do and I thought that because I enjoyed modelling so much, I would like to give it another crack.”

So she signed up for the Miss Doncaster contest – and beat off hundreds of hopefuls after a phone interview and her photo portfolio impressed judges.

“There were that many people applying that they couldn’t organise heats,” she said. “It was fantastic when I got the call to say I had been picked.”

She is now busy raising charity cash in the run-up to the final in Leicester in November, and anyone who wants to donate to her appeal can do so at www.justgiving.com/Miss-doncaster.