Yorkshire young farmer in bid for Miss Great Britain crown

A young farmer from East Yorkshire is in the running to be named Miss Great Britain 2020.

Sammy Lambert, a 29-year-old arable farmer from Bridlington, has reached the final stage of the competition as one of 25 women vying for the crown.

The Bishop Burton College graduate, who farms with her husband and father, growing wheat, barley, beans, oilseed rape and oats, says there’s much more to the competition than looking fabulous.

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“I chose to enter Miss Great Britain as a lot of people think it is just about looking good, wearing make-up and wearing an evening gown, but it’s not all about that,” she explains. “It is focused more on being confident with your own body and inspiring other people.”

In February, she will be one of 25 competitors over the age of 28 who have been selected to compete in a special category introduced this year for the pageant’s 75th anniversary.

She says she’s in the competition to inspire confidence in other women, having struggled with her self-confidence in the past.

“I want to show people that especially with social media now, and people wanting to always look a certain way, I would like to be a role model that people can look up to. You don’t have to be concerned about how you look all the time.

“I’ve always been a person in the past that would worry what others thought and I would never achieve anything because I would be too worried about the opinion of others.

Away from the spotlight, Sammy is a former chairman and treasurer of her local Young Farmers’ Club and has won a few ploughing matches in her time.

As part of her bid to become Miss Great Britain, Sammy is raising money for Cancer Research UK and Alex’s Wish, a charity which is working towards a cure for the muscle-wasting disease Duchenne.

For more information and to make a donation, visit her Virgin Money Giving page. You can also stay updated on Sammy’s progress by following her on Instagram.