A carer and medical student from Surrey is in line to be crowned Miss England after qualifying for the final of the competition recently.

19-year-old Dhwani Kothari from Woking is the reigning Miss Surrey and so impressed the Miss England judges during a qualifying interview Zoom meeting that she earned a place in the Miss England final next month (August 27).

Dhwani was born in Mumbai, India, and moved to Surrey with her mother aged six.

From the age of eight, Dhwani became a carer after her mum Ekta was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Since then, she became increasingly engaged with the condition and with medicine more generally, taking up a place at the University of Leicester to study Medical Science.

As Ekta described: "Currently (Dhwani) studies Medical Science at the university of Leicester. She is also been raising funds for Alzheimer’s association and she loves to celebrate her birthdays at the Orphanage home in August.

"She is also associated with The Brain Tumour Charity, UK for the last four years and raises funds for the charity. Hopefully she will be the Young Ambassador for the Brain tumour charity, uk from this September..."

Click here for more information on Dhwani and her entry into the Miss England Finals, which will be held on Friday, August 27.