A student at Roehampton University was last night crowned Miss England 2011.

Alize Mounter, a 22-year-old journalism student at the borough university, will now go on to represent the country at the Miss World finals, which will be watched by more than 2 billion across the globe on November 6.

After winning the crown at the Birmingham Metropole Hotel, NEC, Miss Mounter said: "I am so happy and I want to be a good role model for aspiring young women. I genuinely want to make a positive difference to the world.

"I want to support England and become an identifiable face for the country."

Miss Mounter said her biggest passion was supporting charities - she has raised more than £5,000 for Beauty with a Purpose and Help the Heroes.

She lists green issues as being very important in her life and believes that people should take seriously any issues concerning climate change. Her father is English and her mother Hungarian, and she was born in Wales.

Angie Beasley, Managing Director of Miss England said, “Alize is going to be an ideal Miss England, she is a very beautiful girl with a lovely personality with a passion for life and helping people.

"This year is so important for our Miss England as the Miss World finals will be held in London on November 6 and she will become the host ambassador at the finals and promote England on the world stage."

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