Miss England wannabes looked pretty in pink as they swapped out their ball gowns for pyjamas and head towels in a bid to be crowned Britain’s ‘Bare Face Top Model’.
A dozen beauty queens bravely donned their bedroom attire as they strutted their stuff in a new round of the pageant.
The no makeup round of the competition was launched two years ago in a bid to empower women and promote a more realistic body image.
The contestants all sported pink towels and cute pyjamas as they posed by the River Thames in London.
One of the finalists is Miss Yorkshire Imani-Jayne Botham, 20, who is the granddaughter of cricket legend Lord Ian Botham.
She said: “I decided to enter Miss England’s bare face round to promote natural beauty and encourage individuals to embrace their own.
“In today’s world many people are shaped by the unrealistic expectations of society and beauty demands.
“Issues surrounding mental health are becoming increasingly more prominent, with social media playing a part.
“It’s very easy to compare ourselves against what we see on these platforms and that’s why this round plays a large role in encouraging individuals to feel confident from the inside out.
“This round will show the real us, not just what you see on social media behind filters and makeup.”
Fellow beauty queen, Miss Liverpool’s Poppy Gerrard, 20, said: “It’s so refreshing to enter a round that shows who I really am .
“I think all girls should embrace who they are without trying to hide their natural beauty.”
The Miss England final is taking place at the Heart of England Coventry on August 27.
A winner will be selected to represent England at the 70th Miss World in Puerto Rico.
The news comes after a former Miss England hit headlines earlier this year as she swapped the catwalk for a Covid lab.
Stunning scientist Stephanie Hill graduated with a Masters of Science and became a paediatric researcher to help kids battle against any new strains of coronavirus.
The beauty queen, who was crowned Miss England in 2017, now happily dons a white coat rather than a bikini as she carries out ground-breaking research.
Her role as a paediatric researcher involves essential investigating on new strains of Covid and how they might affect children – and crucially, how scientist might be able to beat it.
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