Pageants are covered by the media all the time but seldom do those reports win the pageants they were sent to cover. This was the case with one English reporter.
From Reporter to Pageant Queen
Laura Gooderham, a 24-year-old reporter for the Grimsby Telegraph, was sent to cover the Miss Grimsby pageant. She had been working at the Grimsby Telegraph ever since she graduated from Lincoln University.
The reporter was taking pictures and feverishly writing when the reigning queen, Millie Margetts, noticed her. Margetts then ask her if she had considered entering the pageant herself and later described the report as a likable girl-next-door type. (Read: How to Graciously Give Up Your Crown)
Although Gooderham initially declined to enter, she decided to compete once she heard of the charity work that the system does for Beauty With A Purpose and Andy’s at St. Andrew’s Hospital. She really wasn’t too sure about getting up on stage, but knowing that she would be raising money for charity pushed her to participate anyway.
Gooderham did very well during the competition and ended up being crowned Miss Grimsby and District 2017. This win means she will go on to compete at Miss England, a preliminary to the Miss World competition later this year. (Read: Miss World 2017 To Be Held In China)
Gooderham was near tears when her name was announced as the winner and wanted to congratulate all the other women for their excellence. She was crowned alongside the Mr. Grimsby winner, Ben Toyne.
We’ll definitely be following this fairytale story as it plays out and can’t wait to see how Gooderham does at Miss England. Perhaps we’ll even get to see her on the Miss World stage later this year!