I never, ever wanted to lose my Miss Great Britain title
– in their view – a good role model. But at the time of Look going to press, over 20,000 people who’ve signed a petition to have her reinstated in her role disagreed.
Even Zara, who says she’s now going to take some time out from dating, thinks that Miss GB could be sending out the wrong message by taking her crown away. ‘Before I had my title stripped I would 100 per cent back beauty pageants. They’ve made me believe in myself. But I think stripping my title might give out the wrong message now,’ she says. ‘I think people want to see a real role model that they can relate to.’ Accidental feminist? Perhaps; perhaps not. Either way Zara’s shone the spotlight on pageant politics. We reckon you’re better off without that sash, Zara!