A 21-year-old Boston resident is in the finals to represent Boston in the upcoming Miss Lincolnshire competition, the annual competition that, this year, faces a twist.

Mia Rothwell, a local businesswoman, model and resident entered the competition, following in the footsteps of current reigning Miss England, Dr. Bhasha Mukherjee who later became a Junior Doctor at Pilgrim Hospital.

Mia was educated at Giles Academy, followed by Boston High School, and went on to extend her education at the University of Westminster, studying International Business with Arabic and Spanish.

I'm excited to be representing Boston in the Miss Lincolnshire competition. I hope that, if successful in becoming Miss Lincolnshire, I will be able to assist in returning the town to being a vibrant and exciting location, where everyone feels welcome and at home.

Alongside my university work, I occupy my time with modelling, travelling not only around the country, but the world, enjoy my fitness too, and also run my own beauty business too, however I am dedicated to offering support to friends, families and those further afield through emotional and physical assistance, and I hope that I will be able to influence others to join me in helping their communities to engage and interact together.

For me, Miss Lincolnshire isn’t just a title, it would be a huge accomplishment to have the honourable title.

Mia RothwellMiss Lincolnshire entrant

Having had heat finals cancelled because of the pandemic, the Miss Lincolnshire and Miss Yorkshire events are now taking place online through video presentations.

With the winners of each contest qualifying for the Miss England Finals later in the year, leading onto Miss World, there is still a great deal of competitiveness in the heat finals. Each of the contestants has been asked to film and submit videos of themselves, giving an introduction and discussing interesting facts about themselves, wear their favourite dress or evening gown to do a parade on a virtual catwalk, and finally to present a talent or talk about fundraising events.

The show must go on, and therefore the girls have been asked to do everything on video, which they would have done at the contest venue with a live audience.

Phil GreenContest organiser & owner of Supermodel Agency

All of the videos are now being watched individually and remotely by a panel of judges, including the current Miss England, Dr. Bhasha Mukherjee; current Miss Lincolnshire, Ella Grace Bayley; former Miss United Kingdom, Nicola Willoughby and Miss England owner/organiser – Angie Beasley.  This will be followed by a live interview with each contestant on Zoom.

As well as appointing a new Miss Lincolnshire and Miss Yorkshire, there is also a title of “Miss Popularity” being awarded to the contestants in each county receiving the most public votes via a phone app. The voting app can be downloaded onto mobile phones at “missengland.info”

The winners are expected to be announced at the end of the live interviews during early February.