Elizabeth Grant, a 20-year-old psychology student, from Ribbleton was crowned Miss England 2016 at the Southport Theatre & Convention Centre last night. She will have the opportunity to represent England at the 2016 Miss World Pageant in Washington D.C. on December 18, 2016.
The Liverpool University student used the pageant as an opportunity to raise funds for Derian Children’s Hospice in Chorley, where her sister, Melanie, was treated for a brain tumour before she tragically passed away at the age of 12 in 2001.
The psychology student had never entered a beauty pageant before she competed in Miss Preston
Elizabeth Grant succeeds Miss England 2015 Natasha Hemmings of Cheshire.