‘I got a new crown and a new sash’: Cambridge medic Carina Tyrrell crowned Miss United Kingdom

She won a year’s worth of spray tans and teeth whitening


Smiling fifth year doctor Carina Tyrrell has been crowned Miss United Kingdom, just a month after narrowly missing out in the Miss World finals.

The 25-year-old brunette, whose motto is “crown in one hand, stethoscope in the other”, swapped scrubs for an evening gown to beat rivals from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Medic Carina, who was Miss Cambridgeshire, became Miss England in June and came an impressive 4th out of 124 contenders in Miss World when Miss South Africa scooped the top gong.

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The Cambridge uni beauty queen was crowned Miss UK at the London Catwalk Society’s fashion show.

Carina said: “It was lovely to be crowned Miss United Kingdom. I won as the highest ranking girl from the UK within the Miss World competition.

“It was a very nice surprise to win and I got a new crown and a new sash and I’m now able to take on some charitable work around the UK rather than just England, which feels great.

“I think I’ve always been a young lady pursuing an academic career but I made a decision to take a risk and do something out of the ordinary and it paid off.

“There’s been a lot of ups and downs but I’ve really learned something from this wonderful experience whether it’s working with charities or learning how to stand as a public figure.”

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As Miss England, Carina won a luxury trip to Mauritius, a wardrobe of clothes and accessories, a year’s worth of spray tans and teeth whitening.

She took a year out of uni to concentrate on Miss World and is due to go back in September for her sixth and final year.

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Carina added: “In the next few months I’ll probably go to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to do charity work but I’ve also got a variety of projects I’m working on.

“Some involves charity work with Miss England but I’m also going to continue working on my academic research now.

“I’ll also be judging regional heats around England to find the next Miss England which should be fun.

“After that it’s back to my last year at university so everything will go back to normal.”

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Carina has already achieved a first in her BA degree in Medicine at Cambridge’s all-women Murray Edwards College and is now studying for a BSc.

Miss England Director Angie Beasley said: “We are very proud to have Carina as Miss England.

“Now being awarded the Miss UK title will give her an even bigger platform to work from.”