AN EVESHAM born paramedic who was crowned Miss Staffordshire in May took to the stage last month at the final of the Miss England 2016 contest.
Kim Jones, 24, who was a student at Evesham High School and is now a paramedic with West Midlands Ambulance Service, competed in a number of challenging rounds at the finals of the prestigious event at the Floral Hall in Southport.
In front of a large audience, Kim demonstrated some of her paramedic skills, as well as showing her design and dressmaking skills in a ‘fashion through the decades’ round.
There was also general knowledge and fitness rounds, assessments of competitors’ charity work and social media reach.
Although Kim wasn’t crowned Miss England 2016, the Evesham born paramedic still helped to raise thousands of pounds for Midlands Air Ambulance and Cancer Research.
Kim Jones said: “There was an entry of more than 22,000 in the competition to become Miss England and I’m proud to have been chosen back in May to represent Staffordshire as one of the 50 finalists.
“I didn’t make it right to the top, but I’m happy to have been part of something that’s raised so much for charity and that’s so different from my everyday work with the ambulance service.
“I love my job. It is so rewarding to know that you are helping people at their time of need.
“As Miss Staffordshire, I have many months to continue my fundraising and campaigning work.
“I’d like to thank WMAS and my colleagues, as well as my friends from my Evesham home for all their fantastic support.”