A WOMBWELL lass has reached the final of a national beauty contest.

Jessie Taylor, 15, has beaten off the competition to become Junior Teen Barnsley with a place in the final of Junior Teen Great Britain 2013 this week.

The Netherwood pupil, from Spring Walk, will be staying in the Imperial Hotel, Blackpool, for Friday's final to compete against teenagers from across the country.

Interviews count for half of the judging process and finalists will be competing for prizes including £500, dresses from The Dress Studio, shoes from Daddy’$ Money by Skechers, a portfolio with FAB Photoshoots, an introduction to EKA Model Agency and goodies from Earthnicity and Beauty UK make-up.

Although she entered for fun, Jessie was very excited to have reached the final, which will be held at The Globe.