Glamour and girl power at Miss Blackpool finals

The final of Miss Blackpool 2017 at The Paradise Room, Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
The final of Miss Blackpool 2017 at The Paradise Room, Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Friends and family turned out in force to watch the Miss Blackpool finalists strut their stuff on the catwalk.

The glamorous final of the beauty pageant – one of the oldest seaside pageants in the UK – took place at the Paradise Room, at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Friends and family show their support

Friends and family show their support

A crowd aged from five years old to 90 watched the 17 finalists take to the stage in the popular event and saw Shannon Marie Hamill, 22, from Wigan scoop the 2017 crown.

In second place was Eden Paige Kippax, 23, from Blackpool and 19-year-old Beth Talbot, of Bolton, finished in third place.

Entertainment came from female vocalist Rebecca Louise Emberton, magician Darren Robinson and Angels Elite Kidz, who performed dance routines.

Comperes for the evening were Ian Tolley and beauty queen Hollie Robinson.

Dawn Kippax, Ashleigh Wild, Emily Hannon and Liam Beckett

Dawn Kippax, Ashleigh Wild, Emily Hannon and Liam Beckett

There was also a raffle, supporting Blackpool Polar Bears.

The show opened with the contestants taking part in a dance routine to Gloria Gaynor’s hit I Will Survive.

Karen Jean Cookson, from organisers Angels Elite, said: “It was wonderful, it was a magical night.

“The Paradise Room looked fantastic, the stage and lighting was spectacular.

Tim Rosser, Kendal Knight and Kassidy Knight

Tim Rosser, Kendal Knight and Kassidy Knight

“An amazing night.”

Lindsay Richards, Beth Maxwell and Liz Gordon

Lindsay Richards, Beth Maxwell and Liz Gordon

Alicia Sagar puts the final touches to her make up

Alicia Sagar puts the final touches to her make up

Getting ready for the show.

Getting ready for the show.

Natalie Fowden, Beth Maxwell and Catherine Brand

Natalie Fowden, Beth Maxwell and Catherine Brand