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Hayley ready for Miss England after second bean bath

10:51 13 June 2014

Miss Devon Hayley Wood in a bath of baked beans in Princesshay Exeter for Beauty with a purpose. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref exb 1045-24-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Miss Devon Hayley Wood in a bath of baked beans in Princesshay Exeter for Beauty with a purpose. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref exb 1045-24-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Hayley Wood, the Budleigh student who was earlier this year crowned Miss Devon 2014, has again taken to a bath of baked beans to raise money for charity.

Miss Devon Hayley Wood in Princesshay Exeter. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref exb 1027-24-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24Miss Devon Hayley Wood in Princesshay Exeter. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref exb 1027-24-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Hayley, 21, of Marine Parade, took the plunge in front of hundreds of Saturday shoppers at Exeter’s busy Princesshay.

Braving the cold beans for two hours, Hayley was aiming to raise funds for the charity Beauty with a Purpose, and hopefully raise her chances of being crowned Miss England.

Hayley, who previously took a bean bath at the Salterton Arms ahead of the Miss Devon final, said: “It went really well. It was different because last time I knew pretty much everyone there, because they were all locals, and this time it was just complete strangers.

“People seemed really interested in what I was doing, which is what I wanted.”

So far Hayley has raised £300, but is hoping to raise more, and is still accepting donations at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MissDevon2014HayleyWood.

Charity fundraising is one of several rounds which will be taken into account at the final of Miss England, to be held in Torquay on Monday.

Hayley said: “I’m very excited. I’m getting a bit nervous but just trying to remain positive and make sure I’m prepared for each round.

“To be Miss England would be fantastic – a dream come true. I want to be a positive role model for young women, and I think this is a really good way of doing it, as it’s not just about looking good, it’s about all the charity work, looking after yourself, being healthy … they are trying to find someone who is an all-rounder.

“I think it gets a bad press sometimes as people say it’s old-fashioned, but it’s about much more than just looking good.”

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