A BLUE-eyed blonde bombshell is being backed by a sexy lingerie firm in her bid for beauty queen success.
Ann Summers have put their faith in 23-year-old Rebecca Halliwell from Saltney to scoop the Miss Manchester 2009 title and be in with a chance of being crowned Miss England.
Rebecca dropped in to the saucy shop, which sells lingerie and sex toys, at their Grosvenor Shopping Centre store.
Rebecca, who’s ultimate ambition is to make it as a top model, dreams of one day seeing her face on billboards all over the UK and welcomed the sponsorship from Ann Summers.
She said: “I shop in Ann Summers myself and have bought lots of the lingerie – I think it’s gorgeous!
“My friends and I have been to quite a few Ann Summers parties and we always have so much fun!
“I am quite nervous. I did Miss Chester in 2004 and was runner-up but I haven’t done anything for a while.”
She is in the last 45 of the Miss Manchester 2009 competition and will face the judges in the grand final on Thursday, April 30 in the Palace Hotel, Manchester.
The finalists will all take part in four rounds of the competition before being judged by a celebrity panel including Will Mellor, Caprice, X Factor finalist Laura White and current Miss England Laura Coleman.
Rebecca, who works as an adminsitrator at Deeside College’s health and safety department, will have to impress in denim hot pants, an evening gown, a bikini and a black dress.
Ann Summers spokeswoman Sophie Barton said: “We are thrilled to be sponsoring Rebecca, and really believe she has what it takes to go on to win the competition. We wish her all the luck for the final and can’t wait to hear how she gets on.”