Pretty farmer Louise Bakewell is an udder beauty – after reaching the finals of Miss England.
The petite blonde, 19, spends her days in mucky overalls tending to the cattle and sheep at her parents’ farm in Somerset.
But she was inspired to enter Miss England after being complimented by a shop assistant while trying on a posh ball gown.
She beat hundreds of other beauties to be crowned Miss Somerset – and was informed of her win in a phone call while delivering a LAMB in a field.
The modest medical student – who is also a trainee car mechanic – will now represent her county at the Miss England finals next month.
She said: “I was out lambing and the sheep had just given birth to a little lamb when I saw my mum sprinting down the field after me.
“She told me to run back up to the house because Miss England had phoned and wanted to talk to me.
“I had to sprint back up and only had time to wash my hands and I was on the phone to them for an interview. They told me I had got it. It was quite surreal.
“I don’t think my friends and family will believe me really, as they just see me as the farmer as I have never done any modelling before.
“But the competition is about more than just looks – it must be because I got through to the final and I’m just normal really.”
Beauty Louise helps out with the Highland cattle and sheep at her family’s farm in Henstridge, Somerset, which she shares with mum Amanda and dad Jim, and three big brothers Matt, Rob and Chris.
She also took up a job as a trainee mechanic a couple of weeks ago for extra cash.
“I just do all sorts of stuff around the farm, it is mostly cleaning up after the cows – not very glamorous,” she said.
“I also help out in my mum’s nursery looking after children. In fact, when Miss England called me again to ask me for some details I was telling a kid not to throw mud around – again not exactly glamorous.”
Louise was inspired to enter the contest when a shop assistant told her had beauty pageant potential while shopping for a ball gown for her first year prom at Cardiff University last year.
But Louise was forced to put her medicine degree – and beauty pageant ambitions – on hold shortly afterwards when crippling back pain meant she had to return home to Somerset.
She endured a complex operation on the nerves surrounding her spine at Christmas and finally felt well enough to put herself forward to become Miss Somerset a couple of months ago.
The glitzy Miss England competition takes place at the Riviera International conference centre in Torquay between June 13 and 16.
Around 50 girls will battle for the crown, a place at the Miss World competition and prizes worth #30,000 including a luxury holiday to Mauritius.
Louise is hoping to reflect her Somerset roots during the creative rounds of the competition.
“There is a one round which is an eco round where you have to make your own dress,” she said.
“I think I’ll think of Somerset and make mine from a potato sack. It will probably look really bad, but there you go.
“I’m really excited, but I’m not sure it has sunk in yet.”
Miss England bosses said they chose Louise because she has all the attributes of a Miss England winner.
Director Angie Beasley said: “She is sporty, intelligent and photogenic, as well as being charity minded and beautiful.”