Hayley Adlam was crowned Miss Hampshire 2013 at the end of the pageant held at the Alton House Hotel on May 5, 2013. Hayley from Fordingbridge is 22 years old and will now compete in the finals of Miss England 2013, scheduled to take place in Torquay on June 16.
Miss Hampshire 2013 Hayley Adlam (C) and her runners-up. Photo by David M Moore
Hayley is currently a Cardiff University marine geography student. She also won the Public Choice Award after receiving the most votes in a precontest poll via text message and Facebook.
Grace Levy, Miss Hampshire 2012, hands over her title to Hayley Adlam, Miss Hampshire 2013. Photo by David M Moore.
The first runner-up was Georgina Rickman, a 21-year-old journalism student from Lymington. The second runner-up was Lorna Bews, a 23-year-old dance teacher from Ringwood.
Larrisa Hirst, 22-year-old bellydancer from Southampton, won the Miss Photogenic title.
Paige Anderson, 19-year-old former X-Factor boot camp contestant from Hayling Island, won the Abbeyfield Films talent prize.
Sherry Jones, a 23- year-old hairdresser and spray tan technician won an award for raising the most money for the Beauty With Purpose charity – collecting £669 at a fete she organised in her garden in Borden.
The Miss Hampshire finalists raised a combined £1,500 for the Beauty with a Purpose charity – topping last year’s amount. Contest organiser Paula Langley said the competition was the toughest it had ever been and added: “The girls have been amazing and have really done the county proud, they are talented and really supportive of each other.