It was third time lucky for Tammy Brown as she was finally crowned Miss South Yorkshire 2015.
The Sheffield make-up artist has entered the pageant three times and this year finally clinched the title at a glitzy final in the Consort Hotel, Rotherham.
The 22-year-old, who went to Wales High School in Kiveton, was also the winner of Miss Fitness and was voted Miss Congeniality by her fellow contestants.
Pageant organiser Jill Faulkner said: “Tammy will represent South Yorkshire in this year’s Miss Great Britain final, which means she will be part of the 70th anniversary celebrations for the country’s longest and most recognised pageant.”
The judges at the contest included Hilary Massarella MBE, founder trustee for Safe@Last, and Kate Solomons-Freakley, the director of Miss Great Britain.
The first runner up at the final was Laurel Adams, from Barnsley, with Aimee Barber from Rotherham as second runner up.
The event raised almost £3,500 for South Yorkshire runaway children’s charity Safe@Last, plus a further £350 for Barnsley Hospital Charity’s Tiny Hearts appeal.
Since 2011, the Miss South Yorkshire contest has raised over £30,000 for Safe@Last and almost £10,000 for other charities including Rotherham Hospice and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.