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Sheffield pageant with a difference

Jessica McCubbin is running the Dream Street Yorkshire pageant in Sheffield on Sunday, May 18.

Jessica McCubbin is running the Dream Street Yorkshire pageant in Sheffield on Sunday, May 18.

A rugby-playing beauty queen has organised a pageant with a difference in Sheffield on Sunday.

Jessica McCubbin, who holds the Miss East Yorkshire Curve and Miss British Empire Hull titles, will host the Dream Street Yorkshire pageant at the Courtyard Cafe in Attercliffe from 6.30pm.

Jessica, who plays rugby for her university team, has a degree in forensic science, and is studying for another degree in biomedical science, said: “This isn’t a normal pageant - it is all natural and anyone is accepted.

“I myself do not fit the norms of a beauty pageant queen but hold two titles.”

The contest will feature a jeans and T-shirt round, a ‘Yorkshire and proud’ round and an evening wear round.

All money raised at the event will go towards Arthritis Research UK and Bullies Out.

Jessica, aged 22, who lives in Hull, said: “All you see about beauty pageants in the papers is girls who are a size six or eight - but in my Hull regional heat I have one contestant who is a size 18.

“This is all about what you have done for charity, how your personality comes across, and that you are having a good time.

“It is open to women aged up to 45 and anyone is accepted.”

The top three finishers in Sunday’s event will automatically win a place in the national final.

Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for children. Email dreamstreetyorkshire@gmail.com for more details on how to get tickets.

 

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