Glamour and girl power at Miss Blackpool finals

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

Friday, 11th August 2017, 3:30 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:46 pm
The final of Miss Blackpool 2017 at The Paradise Room, Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Dawn Kippax, Ashleigh Wild, Emily Hannon and Liam Beckett

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.

“An amazing night.”

Tim Rosser, Kendal Knight and Kassidy Knight
Lindsay Richards, Beth Maxwell and Liz Gordon
Alicia Sagar puts the final touches to her make up
Getting ready for the show.
Natalie Fowden, Beth Maxwell and Catherine Brand
Friends and family show their support
Dawn Kippax, Ashleigh Wild, Emily Hannon and Liam Beckett
Tim Rosser, Kendal Knight and Kassidy Knight
Lindsay Richards, Beth Maxwell and Liz Gordon
Alicia Sagar puts the final touches to her make up
Getting ready for the show.
Natalie Fowden, Beth Maxwell and Catherine Brand