Anyone who has had the pleasure of spooning an entire tin of Ambrosia custard into their gobs, or has seen the natural beauty of Dartmoor, will know that Devon is a pretty special county.

And so it will probably come as little surprise to learn that Charlotte Holmes, aka Miss Devon, has been crowned Miss England 2012.

The Devonian was one of 60 of the nation’s most beautiful women who gathered in Leicester this week to battle it out for the illustrious title.

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Holmes – a former contestant on Britain’s Next Top Model – faced stiff competition in the shape of runners up Anastasia Smith (Miss North Yorkshire) and Tamzin Cummings (Sunderland People’s Choice), but eventually came out on top.

The 23-year-old beauty queen won herself a trip to Mauritius, as well as the chance to represent England at the Miss World final in August.

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English rose Holmes was overjoyed when judges announced her victory, but she managed to utter a few words through her tears of joy. She said: “I am so happy to have won the crown and my ambition is to give young girls the message they can achieve.”

So girls of England take heed: if you’re incredibly bloody attractive, then one day you too could follow in Holmes’ sexy footsteps.