MISS Bolton Kristina Long is preparing to compete in another beauty contest in a bid to become this year’s Miss England.

Kristina, aged 23, of Plodder Lane, Farnworth, is taking part in the final of the Miss Natural Curves heat of the national beauty pageant in Bedford tomorrow. The winner will secure a place in the Miss England final later in the year, as well as a modelling contract with a top London agency.

Kristina was crowned Miss Bolton in May last year, a title which will be passed on to a new winner next month.

She also won the speech award at the World Miss University contest in South Korea last year after impressing the judges with her knowledge of energy saving at home