A TEENAGER has been made beauty contest champion of two counties at the same time.

Stephanie Wyatt, from Highclere, was crowned as Miss Hampshire at a competition on April, 22 and then went on to win the Miss Dorset competition on Sunday.

She could enter both competitions because she lives within a fifty-mile radius of both counties.

The 18-year-old law student first got into the beauty contest scene in 2016 on a whim, winning the Miss Dorset competition at 16-years-old in 2016.

Talking to the Gazette, Stephanie said: “It was really quite spontaneous, I saw the competition on Facebook, and entered with 15 minutes left on the deadline on the last day to enter, and I won.

“It is such an honour to be the winner of both counties this year, and I’m aiming big, hoping to become Miss England in the next round, and then Miss World after that.

“My family are really supportive, it is really nice to see my mum, dad and brothers there to cheer me on, as well as half the crowd supporting me.”

The competition is not all about looks, there is also a large fundraising aspect to the competition, and each contestant gets to champion their own causes.

Stephanie has gone with an environmental theme ahead of the next round, the semi-final, of Miss England, taking place in July.

As a part of that, she will be making a dress out of recyclable materials, which have been donated by local cafés in and around Highclere, but the final design and materials for the creation are being kept a secret.

Stephanie said: “Everyone has their own pet causes that they are looking to raise awareness for, and I’m trying to raise awareness for the environment.

“From this, I’ve managed to raise over £5,000 over the years for various charities, there is a large element of humanitarian work that goes in as well, including visiting hospitals and doing work in both Brazil and France.

“It doesn’t feel like a chore for me and this is what I am passionate about.”