Taylor Hamilton, 19 from Bishop Auckland took the Miss Durham Crown. When representing the North East at the Miss GB final Taylor made it through to the top 15 in the beach body round.
‘Winning Miss Durham 2016 has been amazing experience that I will never forget. I went in to the show with an open mind and I have to say that pageants now have completely developed and changed from what they used to be. All pageants Judge on how a girl looks but they also judge on how you present yourself on stage, your behaviour throughout the day, the money you raise for the chosen charity. This Pageant inspired me and has shown me how young girls build up their confidence and overcome challenges that they never thought they would.’