A UNIVERSITY of Southampton student has been crowned Miss Dorset.

Holly Broomfield, who studies geography at the university, was named the event’s winner after judges chose between the finalists based on a series of rounds testing creativity, presentation and character.

The beauty pageant was held at the Print Room in Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, on Sunday.

Holly said: “I am absolutely over the moon and I can’t wait to go to Miss England.

“I graduate in two weeks and now I suddenly have so many things to do.”