A TEENAGER who always dreamed of performing has made it to the finals of Miss Great Britain.

Lucy Humphrey, from Daresbury, recently competed in Miss Cheshire and claimed third place.

And she received a phone call last week confirming her title of Miss Warrington from the beauty pageant.

The 18-year-old has competed in pageants for many years and wants to remove the stigma attached to the competitions.

She said: "I had low self esteem but I just decided to go for it and enter Miss Cheshire.

"It has opened so many opportunities for me, I have been signed to a modelling agency for three years."

Lucy also receives clothes and dresses in addition to doing social media promotions.

Miss Warrington is now busy fundraising ahead of the Miss Great Britain finals in September which will take place in Leicester.

Lucy will have to take part in a live interview, a swimwear walk and the pageant walk in addition to fundraising in the run-up.

The former St Chad's Catholic High School pupil in Runcorn was working as a hairdressing apprentice when she realised she should follow her passion for musical theatre.

She will begin a course at the Liverpool Media Academy in September.

At 18, Lucy will be one of the youngest finalists to compete in Miss Great Britain.

She added: "I'm very nervous for the final after taking a five-year break from competing.

"But I'm taking part in a GB masterclass in August where they teach you the skills needed for the final."

The teenager will be hiking up Snowdon and running a 5km race this week to raise money for Global's Make Some Noise.

She will also host quiz and bingo nights and is hoping to partner with the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation.

You can support Lucy on her road to Miss Great Britain by visiting give.everydayhero.com/uk/miss-warrington-2018-charity-donation.

If any local businesses would like a charity bucket, email Lucy on lucyhumphrey131@gmail.com.

Lucy thanked her current sponsors Prepped2Go in Runcorn and Toni and Guy in Stockton Heath for all of their help.