A BUSINESS student is making her modelling debut in the final of Miss Cheshire.

Jessica Malone, aged 20, from Runcorn, was surprised when she heard she had beaten hundreds of hopefuls.

She plans to become a property developer when she completes her degree in real estate and business management at John Moores University in Liverpool.

Jessica, from Norton, said: “I’ve never done anything like this before. I was out shopping when I got scouted and someone suggested I should enter.

“I’m really nervous. It is quite nerve-wracking but I’m excited to be getting dressed up.”

Former St Chad’s pupil, Jessica, a member of Halton Netball Team, plays the piano and reached grade eight in singing competitions.

She plans to bake cakes, sell items, do a sponsored run and organise a charity night with her friends to raise £200 for The Variety Club, a requirement for all finalists who will be judged in Chester on May 18.