The Miss Blackpool 2011 competition at Coco next to Che Bar on Market Street got off to a flying start with 11 local lovelies in the first heat vying for a place in the August 19 grand final to be held at the Norbreck Caste Hotel on Friday, August 19.
Taking first place in heat one was 21 year old Samantha Marsh (on the right of our picture) of Blackpool with 19 year old Beth Dust (on the left) being placed second.
Heat two takes place on Thursday evening and entries are still welcome.
The competition is open to all women aged 18 to 30 who are proud to represent Blackpool. Heats are conducted in club wear.