A MONTH ago Hannah Munford was working for Essex County Council - now she's a catwalk queen with the Miss England crown in her sights.

The budding model sailed into the finals of the Miss London and Miss Hippodrome contests.

The former Clacton County High schoolgirl is now hoping people in her hometown will back her bid by voting for her.

Hannah, 20, worked for Essex County Council's social services but when her contract ended last month she decided to concentrate on modelling.

She is thrilled to get a chance to shine on the catwalk.

"It's very exciting," said Hannah.

"My friends are really supportive and happy for me."

To vote for Hannah text miss london12 to 64343 or call 09012 993211. For details visit missengland.info.