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Miss Great Britain: The Wag Factor

by | 21st, May 2007

michelle_marsh.jpgNO small thrills in the world of the Wag as Miss Great Britain looms.

As the Star reports, the contest will feature Michelle Marsh, fiancée to Oldham Athletic “star” Will Haining. And Nicola Tappenden, aka Nicola T, former Wag to West Ham striker Bobby Zamora.

Nicola will be sporting the Croydon sash.

Says an insider in the Star: “Having two Wags in the competition is certain to raise its profile. These girls have a lot to prove – and won’t be taking any prisoners.”

First things first. Is it a case of once a Wag, always a Wag? Is Nicola T the eternal Wag? And what is Wag without a footballer? It’s a huge issue that needs more thought than we can give it here.

The other point is on prisoners and their taking. One wonders what format the beauty show now takes? Are beauty queens required to shoot on sight, realising that their traditional dream of world peace cannot be achieved without shock and awe? Is this what chimes with the judging panel?

The competition is certainly fierce. And the organisers will be keen to avoid a repeat of last year’s contest in which Danielle Lloyd was stripped of her crown amid allegations that she was Wagging it with the show’s judge, footballer Teddy Sheringham.

And so to this year’s agonists. We have seen Nicola and Michelle. What are they up against? We look over some of the 50 competitors (details from the official Miss GB website):

Cary Baker (Wimbledon)
Achievement: Record Deal with BMG Records, touring with Five, Lionel Richie and Westlife
WF: Hammerette’s lead vocalist

Melissa Baxter (Bournemouth)
Ach: Representing Britain in Miss Tourism International in Sri Lanka
WF: French footballer whose name escapes us

Fay Bevan (Newport)
Ach: Was member of girl band Candy rivals of Kandifloss (Chantelle from celeb Big Brother’s band). Finalist in Max Power 2006 Babe competition. Covergirl for Sheffield Wednesday Football Club calendar
WF: Sheffield Wednesday merchandising manager

Clair Cooper (Westminster)
Ach: In the short term to make all Gingers proud as I am the only Redheaded Miss GB finalist this year.
WF: Paul Scholes

Sara Louise Hempel (Blackpool)
Ach: I am currently Miss Blackpool 2006 which I am very proud of, I’ve also been crowned Miss Poulton and Miss Brannigans.
WF: Half-time snacks

Stay tuned…



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