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Newly-crowned Miss Romford bidding to take the title of Miss London City

PUBLISHED: 14:02 27 July 2016 | UPDATED: 14:02 27 July 2016

Becci Smith, who has made it to the finals of Miss London City 2016

Becci Smith, who has made it to the finals of Miss London City 2016

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A part-time carer says she is delighted to be representing Romford as she bids to become Miss London City.

Becci who has been awarded the title of Miss RomfordBecci who has been awarded the title of Miss Romford

Becci Smith, 23, who was born in Romford, will be competing in the glitzy ceremony at one of London’s premier hotels next month.

After deciding to put her name forward, Becci had to go through an interview process before being selected as Miss Romford.

On August 27, she joins another 29 finalists from across the capital at the Hilton Hotel in Southwark for the four-round competition.

Girls will be judged on an outfit they pick out for themselves, evening wear, swimwear and a final interview round.

The part-time model admits she is a “little nervous” about the swimwear round and is preparing for any possible questions in the final round.

“We are not told anything as they don’t want us to rehearse for it,” said Becci.

“Miss London City is about becoming a role model for young women in the country so I’m just going to speak from the heart and answer accordingly.”

The former St Peter’s Catholic School pupil said the reaction to her selection has been fantastic.

Becci said: “Everyone is so excited and my friends and family have been really supportive.

“I was born in Romford, it’s always going to be a big part of my life, so I’m delighted to hold the title of Miss Romford.”

The 23-year-old has also chosen to raise money for Brainwave children’s charity.

Brainwave offers therapies and exercises to children with disabilities and special needs to help them achieve their potential.

Geraldine Gould, community manager of Brainwave, said: “We cannot thank Becci enough for choosing us as her charity to support and we look forward to seeing her when she visits our children’s therapy centre and working with her in her fundraising activities.

“We would also like to send her our good luck wishes as she is a finalist in the Miss London City 2016 and we hope she does well.”

Becci added: “I chose the charity as it’s a local and a smaller one which still benefits a lot of people.

“I know they do fantastic work and help support many families.

“I want to make sure I raise the awareness of the work they do.”

Anyone wishing to donate to Becci’s chosen charity can do so via justgiving.com/fundraising/Rebecca-Smith166.


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