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Row after Miss Hampshire judges choose Charlotte Giles from Middlesex as winner
IT is supposed to be a competition to find the most beautiful girl in Hampshire.
But a controversial finish to this year's Miss Hampshire event has caused anger after the grand final was won by a woman from Middlesex.
Charlotte Giles, 22, of Twickenham, won the competition and will go on to compete in the Miss England finals.
The rules of the competition allow people to enter from other counties but 19-year-old contestant Michaela Cater, of Holbury, New Forest, is calling for them to be changed.
Michaela, who finished in the top eight and won the 'Miss Popularity' public vote round, said: “I was never told at the start that you could do this. I don't think it's right because I would not try and enter a pageant in a county if I didn't live there.
“I enjoyed myself and it was not a waste of time but it has put me off entering more pageants if people can come from other areas and enter.”
Michaela, an A-level student at Brockenhurst College, added: “This was the first time I had ever entered a pageant and I do feel let down by the organisers.”
Charlotte won the title in Alton on a split decision with the judges voting 3-2 in her favour.
She now moves on to the Miss England final on June 14 to June 16 in Torquay.
Organisher Paula Langley, said the competition was just a heat for the national Miss England finals and Middlesex, where Miss Giles comes, from has no competition itself.
As a result, she entered into Miss Hampshire as she loves the county and her father works in the county.
The final of Miss England will be held in Torbay in June.
Watch a video with last year's winner, Hayley Adlam:
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