AN OXFORDSHIRE teenager is hoping to beat the bullies by becoming the next Miss England.

Seventeen-year-old Rheanna Cartier has found herself placed as a wildcard after the Miss Oxfordshire title had already been won.

Rheanna, who lives in Kingham, near Chipping Norton, is looking to win the wildcard round in order to have a shot at winning the Miss England prize.

Success would be an important victory for the teenager, having being bullied earlier in her school days.

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She said: “I wanted to do this when I was younger and then I saw it posted online and thought it would be quite fun to do.

“I saw the advert three or four weeks ago, so applied and submitted photos and a biography of myself.

“The main reason for applying was because at school, I got bullied, which knocked my confidence and and affected me for a few years.

“So I’ve entered this to gain new confidence while there’s also a part of the contest which supports charities so I’m keen to get involved in that.

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“It would be nice to win but I don’t really look at it that way, for me it’s about being myself.

“Depending on how well it goes, I’ll see whether I want to carry on with it or not.

“At the moment I’m studying and thinking of of things I want to do.”

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Currently, Rheanna is studying for a diploma in real estate.

When she was 14, she attended Skals Efterskole, an international boarding school in Denmark.

She spent a year there, sitting her GCSEs.

“It was difficult adjusting because of the language and lots of people were older than me,” she said.

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“As an international school, I thought there’d be more people from the UK but there was only a couple of us.

“I made a lot of friends though who I still talk to today, I became really good friends with these people as I spent a lot of time with them.”

Voters can support Rheanna by choosing her on the wildcard round, via the Miss England app.