Contestants of Miss England 2014 were put through their paces in a rigorous boot camp yesterday ahead of next months final
Beauty queens from across the country descended on Notts to be put through their paces at a gruelling boot camp.
In total 81 Miss England semi-finalists took part in the day of activities held at the historic Kelham Hall and Country Park, near Newark, yesterday.
The girls had to take part in one hour of rigorous exercise in the baking heat to prove that they had commitment and determination.
Miss Nottingham Top Fundraiser Thekla Charalambous, 19, of Arnold, said: “I have enjoyed the whole experience but it has been a lot of hard work.”
The girls took part in a bleep test — a fitness test which consists of progressively quicker 20m shuttle runs, as well as a number of other hard hitting fitness tests.
For some the gruelling boot camp was far too much. Miss Liverpool runner up Elle Ward gave up after only a few minutes.
The Miss England Final will be held from June 14 to 16 in Torquay.