An aspiring Haverhill model has had her hopes of being named Miss Cambridgeshire 2014 dashed after an apparent advert blunder.
Hannah Jones, who goes under the stage name ‘Ruby Ruffles’, returned to modelling, performing and burlesque two years ago and entered the competition, which is part of Miss World, last month.
The 30 year old, from Eastern Avenue, had made the final 15, which will be judged on Saturday (April 6), after entering through a link on the website Star Now.
Hannah says the advert stated models must merely be between 18 and 99, but the contract she was since sent from the Miss England team said entrants have to be between 17 and 24 and be unmarried with no children.
Hannah has been told she could attend the final but could not win.
Organisers Miss England say the rules were clear from the start, and women who are married or with children cannot enter as winners of Miss England (which the regional heats feed into) would spend a month campaigning to become Miss World, and winners of that spend a year travelling as an ambassador for the competition’s charity ‘Beauty with a Purpose’.
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