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.
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.
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.
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.”