A MODEL from Witham is hoping to wow judges to be crowned this year’s Miss Intercontinental UK.

Daniella Brant, 24, is representing Essex in Liverpool next month and hopes to take the title and go on to the internationals.

She has raised thousands of pounds for charities, including Macmillan, Women’s Aid and Mind, since she started doing pageants.

Daniella, of Beadel Close, said: “This will be my fifth pageant.

“I am working hard to win my first pageant and taking home the crown.

“Since 2017 I have been working endlessly with charities, the community and other women to use our voice, spread awareness and empower others.”

Daniella works three nights a week as a carer, while also running her dog training and walking business.

She also campaigns for human rights, supporting campaigns for the LGBTQ+ community, mental health and against sexual assault against men and women.

Daniella said: “My aim is to break the stereotype of pageantry by changing perception and creating a more positive outlook.”

She said it would be a “dream come true” to represent the UK in the Miss Intercontinental contest.

Daniella said: “I have done Miss Swimsuit twice and been placed first runner-up, Miss Essex Great Britain and placed second runner-up, Miss International UK and placed in the top 10 and now I’m hoping to take the crown at Miss Intercontinental UK on November 20 in Liverpool where I will be representing Essex.

“Miss Intercontinental UK is one of the UK’s most prestigious pageants and will be their 49th anniversary this year, with the motto being ‘Dare To Dream’.”

She added: “Confidence wasn’t always my strongest subject.

“I was bullied a lot in school and had a tough upbringing, so finding confidence was such a struggle until I was introduced to pageantry.

“It’s all about building confidence, empowering other women around you, building the best friendships and using your voice to spread awareness and speak up for what you believe is right.

“It gives you a chance to make a change and stand out from the crowd – that’s what I love most.”

You can follow Daniella on Instagram at @daniella.brant.