Miss Romford 'proud' to represent the town after being crowned the capital's winner
PUBLISHED: 13:51 31 August 2016 | UPDATED: 16:05 02 September 2016
Miss Romford says she is "overwhelmed" to add the title of Miss London City 2016 after being crowned the winner of the capital's top beauty pageant.
Rebecca Smith, 23, was announced the winner at a glitzy ceremony in The Hilton London Tower Bridge hotel on Saturday.
She went up against 29 other finalists but was judged the winner after taking part in the four-round competition.
“I am overwhelmed I have won the title of Miss London City,” Rebecca said.
“I am so pleased to represent my birth place Romford and hope I have made everyone proud.”
The former St Peter’s Catholic School pupil says is now excited for the coming year and is looking forward to being a role model for young women.
Rebecca will hold the title of Miss London City for one year and represent the country as an ambassador of the organisation attending various functions and events.
A spokesman for Miss London City said: “Rebecca’s success throughout her journey in Miss London City has been marvellous.
“Her year ahead as the newly crowned Miss London City 2016 will be a dynamic year filled with ambassadorial opportunities in representing her country, a responsibility as an organisation in which we take in high due care, and we know that Rebecca will flourish, and she has the most exciting, exhilarating and successful year ahead.”
The Romford-born winner also managed to raise more than £1400 in the space of three weeks for the children’s charity Brainwave.
Rebecca added: “I want to say a huge thank you to my family and friends.
“None of this would have been possible without you and I’m so grateful for all the special people I have in my life.
“I’d also like to thank Miss London City team for all its hard work and for seeing something special in me and allowing me to enter the competition.”