Attleborough salon owner Sophie Holden will take to the catwalk in Miss Europe contest

Sophie Holden, from Attleborough, who is taking part in a Miss Europe final. Picture: Courtesy Sophi

Sophie Holden, from Attleborough, who is taking part in a Miss Europe final. Picture: Courtesy Sophie Holden - Credit: Archant

An Attleborough woman is one of just 40 from across Europe who will be taking part in the final of a beauty contest.

Sophie Holden, from Attleborough, who is taking part in a Miss Europe final. Picture: Courtesy Sophi

Sophie Holden, from Attleborough, who is taking part in a Miss Europe final. Picture: Courtesy Sophie Holden - Credit: Archant

Sophie Holden, 25, will take part in the Miss Europe final in Hertford on May 20-21.

Miss Holden, who runs a salon called Sophie's Glitz, Nails and Beauty, said she was excited about the contest, which would involve a catwalk show and answering questions in interviews.

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The mum-of-one said: 'It's quite a big achievement to get through to the finals and it will be a great experience.'

Miss Holden said she had been modelling as a hobby for about a year.

There is also a charity element to the contest, and Miss Holden is raising money for the The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity in memory of her grandfather, Ronald Moore, who recently died from cancer.

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Over the two-day event, Miss Holden and the other contestants will vie for the titles of Miss Charity, Miss Publicity, Miss Popularity, Miss Photogenic and Miss Beach Body - all of which earn them points.

The winner will be crowned Miss Europe, who will promote next year's contest.

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Miss Holden said she was also donating 10pc of the proceeds from beauty treatments at her salon to the charity.

Donations can be made online at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Sophie-Holden1

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