A mother-of-two from Haydock has been crowned Miss St Helens Inspiration - and hopes to show other mums that “there’s nothing to stop them achieving their dreams”.
Jade Murphy casually sent an entry form in for the annual Miss Inspiration competition after her boyfriend, Anthony Burrows, saw it advertised online.
To her surprise, the 31-year-old was selected as the winner of Miss St Helens Inspiration and she is now in the running for the national title.
She said: “I’m a 31-year-old mother-of-two - I never expected to win when I sent my entry form in. I’ve never even really wanted to be a model.
“My boyfriend just saw the competition online and said I should enter, which I did. It’s fantastic.
“Hopefully I can show women who’ve got children as well that there’s nothing to stop them achieving their dreams.
“Getting that message across is the single most important thing for me.”
Jade, an art teacher who currently works as an in-house supply teacher at Penketh High in Warrington, is now set to battle it out for the national title at the Dolman Theatre in Newport, Wales, in March.
And she will be supported all the way by boyfriend Anthony and children Tristan, six, and one-year-old Tigerlilly.
Jade, of Station Road, Haydock, added: “Of course it would be nice to now win the national title, but it’s not something I’ve set my heart on.
“I’ll have to do three rounds - wearing different outfits - and then a short interview.”