A Preston student who raised tens of thousands of pounds for the homeless of the city has been crowned this year’s Miss Preston.Advertisement
Dominique Harrison-Bentzen, 22, won the title at a ceremony at Preston Playhouse Theatre on Friday.
She caught the attention of the world’s media in December when she spent 24 hours on the streets of the city to show the harsh realities facing those without a home in Preston.
In total she raised £40,000 which was transferred to The Foxton Centre that helps rough sleepers in the city.
Dominique won this year’s competition, with Holly Moore finishing second and Olivia Parry third. She takes over the crown from the 2014/15 Miss Preston Stephanie Leeson.
Dominique took to Facebook in the early hours of Saturday morning to thank those who had backed her.
She said: “It is an absolute dream come true. Thank you to everone for your amazing support.
“I couldn’t have spent the experience with more kind hearted inspiring young girls and well done to all of you. You’re all winners.
“I am absolutely honoured to be handed the title by the beautiful Steph Leeson. I hope I can follow in your footsteps and make you proud.”
The Junior Miss Preston was also crowned at the ceremony. With Abbie Kerr winning, Jasmin Critchley second and Charlotte Richardson third.
Dominique now goes through to represent Preston in the Miss England semi-final.
More information and pictures are available on the Miss England North West Facebook page
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