A full-time police detective from Abbots Langley is representing Hertfordshire in the Ms Galaxy UK finals.
Nicola Tompkins, 29, is a positive young lady who’s aim is to promote mental health awareness, hidden disabilities, body positivity and inclusivity, not exclusivity.
She will be competing at the finals in Lancashire from March 8 to 10 following her successful win at the Ms Hertfordshire Galaxy competition.
She said: “I’m so thrilled, I cannot wait. It’s a real honour to represent Herts but also people that are unconfident – it doesn’t matter if you have tattoos, curves, or part of the LGBT community everyone is beautiful.
“Everything I do here is done within my spare time and does not impact negatively on my role. I have full support from my police force to take on such competitions and charity funding.”
Nicola has organised a number of charity events, including a sponsored 24 hour silence in aid of sexual and domestic abuse victims who don’t have the voice to report the crimes against them, a wellness walk promoting awareness and vitality in aid of Mind Charity.
Nicloa added: “I suffer with anxiety and find that talking about it, swapping coping techniques and being around others really helps and strive to encourage others to do the same. I am a young lady who promotes body positivity, I believe that everyone – no matter what they look like – has the right to feel comfortable and confident in their own skin.
“I promote curves, and a healthy way of life and feel that competing in pageants encourages young ladies to be supportive and accepting of others and encourages them to get involved and support local charities and local important topics.
“I’m really showing that you don’t have to mirror the images on social media and magazines, believe in yourself and embrace your body, perfect imperfections as well.”