After a difficult task of choosing a winner fom 42 contestants at the Eco Round of Miss England Finlas, we had a winner.

Miss Liverpool, Poppy Gerrard was crowned the Miss Plastfree Eco Queen and handed a Brand ambassadorship for the year, sash, eco wood trophy, an Eco Hamper from various handmade designers from across UK and a getaway break ayt the Millenium Hotel, Kensington. We were blown away by the concep, design and execution of her dress. She chose to recycle Cadbury’s boxs from last year and choclate wrappers, to make her beautifully laser cut fairy outfir incorporating Maths as she is a student pursuing her graduation with the help of local school children. We were impressed by her unique idea and the vision to include our future geenration to learn maths and include them in art & design whilst thinking about recycling & reusing. A true sustainable queen!

Poppy was once Alicia Dixon’s golden buzzer when auditioning for Britain’s Got Talent with her dance group Mersey Girls and she was even invited to perform at Princess Eugenie’s wedding. Despite being a model, the teen thinks that beauty ‘isn’t just about looks’ and it’s important for young women to value education. Poppy got four A*s in her A-levels after studying maths, further maths, chemistry and biology.

She told the ECHO: “I hope that I’m a positive and inspiring role model to other young women.

“For me beauty isn’t just about your looks and I like to think that I’ve got quite a bit of intelligence too. I got four A*s and I got a place to study maths in a Russell Group university.

“So I hope that I can show that education is important to me.”

Poppy said: “I hope that being a bit of an all rounder and not just being a pretty face might be the reason why I won this round.

“There’s a talent round [at the next stage] so I’ll be dancing. I went to the Dance World Cup in Germany and won two gold medals, but I want to achieve the same with modelling now. Poppy has since gone on to do acting and modelling and recently left West Kirby Grammar School with four A star A-Levels. She also previously participated in the Wirral, ‘ This girl can’ campaign, helping to promote young women to pursue sports.

Source: Liverpool Echo News   Wirral