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July 2003
Miss Nottingham - The Interview
Miss Nottingham - Laura Garratt
Miss Nottingham - Laura Garratt
Laura Garratt, 23, from Lenton is the reigning Miss Nottingham. She tells us why she entered the contest.

See also : Photo gallery
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Miss Nottingham:
- Photo gallery

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Ms Lesbian Nottingham
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New Faces for 2003

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FACTS

Laura lives in Lenton, Nottingham

She is 23 years old

She is a personal secretary to a professor at University Hospital Nottingham

She takes part in the Miss England contest in October 2003

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I am the reigning Miss Nottingham and will be representing our wonderful county in the Miss England Finals in October this year. 

My mum originally entered me into the Miss Nottingham competition, way back in September 2002.

Miss Nottingham
Click here... for the Miss Nottingham Gallery

Miss Nottingham was my first competition, my second being Miss England in October!

Why enter...
I entered the competition initially for fun - I absolutely loved every second of it.

I would be extremely proud to be crowned Miss England, as proud as I am to be representing Nottingham in this competition.

On those opposed to beauty contests...
I believe each individual has a right to their own opinion, as indeed I do, if they oppose beauty competitions, it is their right as it was mine to enter.

This Ms Nottingham final was friendly.

I was quite dubious as to what the atmosphere might be like. I was truly amazed. All the girls in the competition were friendly and open.

I still see a few of them in and around Nottingham, I am very glad to have met them.

Advice for future contestants...
My advice would be to go for it! Keep your feet fixed firmly on the ground and smile!

When crowned Miss Nottingham, I had no comprehension of what it meant... I have soon picked up on that one!

I have met some incredible people and it has opened many doors for me and I hope that this continues. The more doors the better!

On being a career woman...
It may be thought of as strange being both a career woman and Miss Nottingham, I find it strange even now. It is more a fairytale dream come true.

I always wanted to be on stage as a young girl, my dreams changed as I grew older, changing to that of a career girl, independent and hard working.

I have been incredibly lucky to be crowned Miss Nottingham and compete for the Miss England title. It seems that now I can have the best of both worlds.

I have a huge amount of support and understanding from family, friends and work colleagues.

Beauty contest answers...
If there's one thing I could change in the world it would be that Elvis would still be here today!

Seriously though, if I could change one thing.... there really are too many...

Who would I like to meet most? Elvis... cos he's the KING!

Click here... for Laura garratt's photo gallery.

You'll be able to vote for me in the Miss England contest from the 1st of September 2003. Just visit the Miss England website.
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