Pip Stewart, an historian of Queens College, is the first Oxford student to get through to the Miss England finals. The competition is an annual event searching for England’s strongest candidate for Miss World. Stewart achieved 12th place having won the regional round for Miss Cheltenham and Gloucester. Stewart commended the support she received from her college, “Our JCR president was awesome because she e-mailed around college and asked people to vote.” Stewart has high hopes for a future Miss England from Oxford as she believes “[the organisation is] trying to make the image less about ditzy blondes and more about personality and charisma.” When asked why she chose to enter the competition she said it was “quite a fun thing to do during the holidays”.ARCHIVE: 0th week MT 2005