Other competitors included the current Miss Lincolnshire, Aysha Khan, who wore a wetsuit during the swimwear round.
She said: “I don’t really show much skin, because that’s what makes me feel comfortable.
“I didn’t wear a wetsuit just because my religion prohibits me.’”
Also among the finalists were Eleanor Farr, who has a titanium hip caused by rheumatoid arthritis and Lucy Krogdahl, who showed her self-harm scars.
Angie Beasley, director Miss England Ltd said: “England is a country that is completely occupied by people of all sorts. The Miss England contest has always been there for, and indeed encouraged, participation by every group and every type. We encourage entries from every ethnicity.”
You’re still excluding both men and the married. So it’s not every type, is it?