Curvy waitress Jessica Cholerton is gearing up to represent Derbyshire in a plus size beauty pageant.
The 20-year-old is hoping to be crowned Miss British Beauty Curve 2014.
Jessica, originally from Ripley, saw an advert for the beauty contest on Star Now - an online talent directory.
She said: “I applied online and submitted face and body photos. I was surprised when I got a letter saying I’d been chosen, as I wasn’t expecting to hear anything.”
The young hopeful will enter as Miss Derbyshire, along with more than 30 other girls representing different regions of the UK.
She will travel down to London to compete on stage at The Lost Theatre on Sunday, July 27.
The contest kicks off at 6.30pm, and is judged in four sections – a private interview, a fashion round, swimwear and evening wear.
Jessica, who works as a barmaid and waitress at the Mill House pub, Belper, said: “I have always been interested in performing arts and modelling but being 5ft 6 and a size 14 to 16, I have to be realistic, I am too short and curvy. But getting into this pageant has really improved my body confidence and made me happier in my own skin - I’m doing it for all the bigger girls out there.”