Young Milton Keynes woman reaches final of Miss Great Britain competition
Lydia says she's dreamed of winning the crown since she was a little girl
A 21-year-old from Milton Keynes is hoping to win the glamourous title of Miss Great Britain next month.
Lydia Rowlands will be representing MK in the line-up of 30 beauties from all over the UK.
The live final will be held in mid-September and the public will have a chance to vote for their favourites beforehand on the Miss Great Britain website.
Lydia says the pageant is important because it gives women a platform to communicate their story and to spread positive messages.
A graduate from the University of Surrey, she has dreamed of winning the tile since she was a little girl.
Her life goal is to set up a sports organisation for underprivileged children and winning the crown could turn that into a reality, she said,
Meanwhile sporty Lydia is this month taking part in a 24 hour netball session in MK to raise money for her two chosen charities, Alex's Wish and Cancer Research. She aims to complete 1,440 minutes of continuous netball skills and drills.
You can view her fundraising page here.