A LOCAL cheerleader will compete in an international beauty pageant later this year.

Charlotte Nash, 22, who grew up in Tadley,and now lives in Burghfield Common, will represent the UK at Miss Elite World in Egypt this December.

She currently holds the title of Miss Elite GB and is also a cheerleader with the Basingstoke Wolverines Allstar club.

Having only started pageantry in 2018, Charlotte says this competition is a big step up from her previous experience at Miss England regionals.

"It is massive. I am really nervous, but I am so excited as well," she said.

"All the girls are in a big group chat, so we have all been getting to know each other a bit."

Charlotte will join competitors representing 28 nationalities at grand finale held at the Four Seasons hotel in Cairo from 3 - 11 December.

The nine day event will comprise of three rounds, and include swimwear from a Paris Fashion Week designer and a chance for each girl to select a national costume.