A model and dancer has made it to the finals of Miss Elegance of the World 2020.

Grace Smithen, from Biggin Hill, hopes to open a dance school near her home if she wins the competition.

Winning would guarantee the former Miss England contestant a spot in the Miss Global United States final in Florida.

She told News Shopper: "It’s always been a dream of mind to open up a dance school near home and if I got through then I would use both the publicity and the prize money to help funding in the arts community."

Grace, 28, will be raising money for Cancer Research UK in the coming months and has so far inspired more than £1,100 in donations.

Whoever raises the most money for Cancer Research UK will win the title of Miss Charity 2020.

You can stay updated on Graces’ journey through her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/grace.e.smithen