Miss Cumbria reflects on how Miss England has changed her view on life.

Miss Cumbria - Charlotte BaconHello,

So Miss England is less than 2 weeks away, the days seem to be flying by, there simply does not appear to be enough hours in the day!

Last week I picked up my evening dress from the alteration shop and I can’t tell you how excited I am about it, I sincerely believe it’s one of the most beautiful things I have ever owned but I won’t go into detail as I don’t want to ruin the surprise but I guess I can give you one clue……. It’s my favourite colour!

I have had a couple of weeks off from college as it’s half term. I have taken the opportunity, to complete the finishing touches of my eco dress ~ I believe it truly reflects England and our nations values, and is representative of careers close to a few of my closest friends and families hearts, again I won’t give too much away but I wonder if you can guess what the theme of my dress is?

With my time off I have also been pulling items together in order to do a raffle to raise money for ‘Eden Valley Hospice’ as well as ‘Beauty with a Purpose’, so far I have over £100 worth of gifts in a hamper, which is amazing and I will be pulling the winning ticket out of a hat next Thursday.

This week I have been busy looking for accommodation in London, I am so excited for the future, and of course starting ‘screen school’, in October, however, I am rather sad that I am leaving the beautiful countryside of Cumbria, my family and my friends.

Today I have been interviewed by Amanda Little, a journalist from the Cumberland News and their photographer, as they were intrigued to know what I have been getting up to this year with the title of Miss Cumbria, my personal life and my plans for the future.

Reflecting on my time with Amanda Little really has made me appreciate one small decision – the simple yes or no answer to a scout in August.

It has changed my path in life, ultimately, giving me the confidence to becoming one step closer to my ambition, which I ruled out last year as I never believed I was never good enough to become an actress, and for that I can’t thank this industry enough as it has taught me that despite how unrealistic you think a dream may be, it will never be realised if you don’t even try.

Next time I will be writing it will be after the Finals of Miss England, so wish me luck!

Charlotte xx