STUNNING Kim Braithwaite was all smiles as she was crowned Miss Blackpool 2012.
The 21-year-old saw off competition from second-placed Kendall Rae Knight and third-placed Charlotte Kershaw to win the title at the Norbreck Castle Hotel.
Kim, of Newton Drive, Blackpool, was overjoyed to take home the crown. She said: “I’m still in a state of shock really.
“It’s difficult to explain just how pleased I am. It’s was my third year in the competition.
“I can’t really explain why I have kept coming back for more in the show, but it’s that fantastic mix of excitement – that feeling of huge nerves on the stage, but when you get out there’s that great buzz that I love.”
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