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Miss England beauty queens have been proudly sporting their St George’s flags as they back the Lionesses to win the World Cup this weekend.
The country’s most beautiful women have donned their England shirts and patriotic flags ahead of the nation’s first World Cup final against Spain on Sunday (20/8).
Pageant finalists and former winners swapped glitzy ball gowns and high heels for football tops to show their support for Sarina Wiegman’s ladies.
Among those backing the girls is Leah Carter Welch, 22, who is a PE teacher and winner of last year’s Miss England Sports round.
Leah, of Greenwich, London, took the title after scoring the most penalties during the round and hopes Sunday’s showdown doesn’t come to that.
She said: “I would like the wish the Lionesses the best of luck for the World Cup final this weekend.
“They have done everyone so proud already, and I have no doubt that they will continue to do so.
“The response nationally has shown such progress for women in sport and I can’t wait to see the impact this has had on all the young women I teach when I go back to work. Come on England.”
NHS Doctor Bhasha Mukherjee, who won Miss England 2019, said: “Best of luck to team England ahead of the match this weekend.
“Whatever the score, the ladies are all winners in their own rights.
“It takes a lot of courage to not only fight past societal gender norms and stand for your passions, but moreover wear the country’s name on your back.
“The ladies are setting excellent examples for all the little girls who may feel excluded in the playground by their male school colleagues telling them ‘you can’t play with us’.
“This is a great way to show them that not only are they good enough to play with the boys , but maybe even one day for the national team.”
Current Miss England Jessica Gagen, 27, is hoping to win her own world title when she represents England at Miss World in India later this year.
She added: “Massive congrats to our girls for creating history and making it this far. Good luck for Sunday.”
Angie Beasley, director of the Miss England contest, said “The Lionesses inspired the Miss England competition to introduce a women’s football round in last years Miss England national final.
“We had our own penalty shootout for the first time ever to choose the sports winner and we intend to include more of women’s football in the next sports round the contestants loved it.”
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