Cambridge Student Crowned Miss Cambridgeshire

Amy Provan 7 April 2014

A fifth year Murray Edward Student has been crowned Miss Cambridgeshire. Carina Tyrrell was “ecstatic” to have beaten 11 other contestants at the competition in the Menzies Hotel on Sunday. She is a doctor at Addenbrook’s hospital.

Contestants are judged on their performance in five rounds where they fundraise, take part in an interview, model sportswear, ecowear and eveningwear. The public could vote for their favourite contestants, and the votes act as one judge on the panel.

The prizes for Miss Cambridgeshire include a 3 day stay in the Imperial Hotel Torquay for the finals of Miss England, a Miss Cambridgeshire sash and tiara, and a gift from ‘With a Touch of Spackle’. The Miss Cambridgeshire competition is part of the selection process for Miss England, which Tyrrell will go on to compete in.

Carina is president of Cambridge’s Global Health Society, which helps Cambridgeshire’s homeless population. As part of her bid for the crown Carina raised £550 for Miss World’s charity ‘Beauty with a Purpose’.

She told the Daily Mail that “It would mean so much to me to win Miss England, as I want to give so much back to the country. Being a Miss is not just about physical attributes, you have to be beautiful on the inside and have a caring heart too and be well-rounded. Miss England is a beautiful ambassador for the country.”

Angie Beasley, director of Miss England, has expressed her delight that Carina has made it to the competition. “Carina is the first student doctor to reach the final and we think she has a great chance of taking the crown in Torquay in June.”

Although there is no Mr Cambridgeshire, a Mr England competition runs alongside Miss England. 2013’s winner was Jordan Williams, a Michael Buble tribute act. Here's a taste of the 2013 competition’s ‘highlights’.