BEAUTY queen hopeful Rachael Sage will make a special shopping trip to Morpeth to get set for the Miss Newcastle contest.
The 20-year-old, who lives in Pegswood, has made it through to the competition after being crowned Miss G Casino.
Now the model and singer is hoping for victory to win through to the Miss England contest, which could lead on to a place in Miss World.
To set her on her way, Rutherfords of Morpeth have invited Miss Sage into the store at 2.30pm on Saturday to meet shoppers and pick up a new outfit, including Paul Green shoes.
Rachael said: “I’m a local lass and Northumberland’s representative in the Miss Newcastle competition so it’s lovely that Rutherfords have invited me into the department store.
“My mum and I go into Rutherfords a lot as I’m a big fan of the store, especially the shoe department. There are so many lovely gift ideas there, as well as wedding outfits. The Rutherfords’ Christmas window is my favourite in the north east. Going to see it is part of tradition at Christmas.
“Taking part in the Miss Newcastle competition is really exciting and I just hope I can win.”
Rutherfords owner and Managing Director Richard Rutherford said: “We’re really delighted that Rachael is coming into the store to meet our customers, who I’m sure will be wishing her luck in the Miss Newcastle contest as she is representing the Morpeth area.
“We’re treating her to a lovely new outfit as we know she is a big fan of our store and she carries our best wishes in the Miss Newcastle contest. Hopefully she might even go on to be crowned Miss England.”
Rachael attended the Sage Academy of Performing Arts in Byker, run by Morpethian Lucy Sage, and is signed up to Tyne Tees Model agency. She has also sung with north east King of Swing Jason Isaacs at Newcastle City Hall and has been snapped up by DJ and music producer Devon Kosoko.
The Miss Newcastle final takes place on Friday, May 20 at Newcastle Civic Centre.