Hull student overcoming injury nightmare to fight for Miss England 2020 dream | #students | #parents

A Hull University student hopes to recover from foot surgery in time to be crowned Miss Yorkshire en route to the nationwide finals.

Lucy Gowan, 22, is a professional singer, dancer and personal trainer who performed all over the world for travel and tourism firm TUI until a foot injury forced her to return to the UK for joint and toe reconstruction.

But despite delays to the operation due to Covid-19 Lucy still dreams of representing the region at the Miss England final and has big plans for her fundraising campaigns.

“It has been a long process with my foot due to COVID-19, however I have stayed positive,” she said.

“My dream is to win the Miss Yorkshire title and represent my region in the Miss England Final as it would be such a great honour and I look forward to continuing to raise money for such a worthy cause as Beauty With a Purpose with events such as bingo, karaoke and quiz nights.”

Lucy was working abroad as a professional entertainer before she injured her foot.

“I will also be doing a sponsored skydive in the near future upon completion of the recovery of my foot.”

The injury has jeopardised Lucy’s career as a professional dancer and she is considering moving into teaching to continue making a living from her passion.

She wants her Miss England campaign to demonstrate to others it is possible to overcome adversity and fulfil their ambitions.

“I have trained to dance since I was three years old and have since studied to gain a Qualification in Musical Theatre,” said Lucy.

“There may be challenges as to whether I can dance to the same level I was originally at and with this in mind I am now studying my BA Hons in Musical Theatre at Hull University so that I can become a teacher and remain in the industry.”

“At the start it was unsure on the outcome of the surgeries that I had. However it has come out for the best. The thing that got me through this was to not give up and keep believing that there will always be a way I can continue my dream career as a professional dancer.

“I hope in my Miss England journey that I can inspire others that they can do anything if they set their minds to it.

Lucy hopes her story will inspire others in difficult situations.

“I want to help others that are in similar situations and help them to get to achieve the dreams that they want.”

Miss England has continued through the pandemic with heats so far having been held digitally with photo / text votes and video rounds.

The preliminary regional final, Miss Yorkshire is due to take place at the Earl of Doncaster Hotel in Doncaster on Sunday November 22 (subject to Government guidance) or will take place online.




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