The beauty queen detective on why pageants are necessary

Nicola Floss is a detective in the police - and she's also a beauty queen.

She's competed in several beauty pageants and says they have helped her find confidence; she says pageants are "needed and necessary".

"To the people who say that pageants are archaic and superficial, I would invite them to come down and watch one. It really is a sisterhood", she told the BBC.

Hear more of Nicola's story on The Why Factor.

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