Basha Mukherjee who holds two different medical degrees and is fluent in five languages was crowned Miss England.

The annual event took place in Newcastle last night.

Speaking before the event the 23-year-old said, "Some people might think pageant girls are airheads, but we all stand for a cause,' she said before the contest.

'We're all trying to showcase to the world that actually just because we're pretty, it doesn't end there - we're actually trying to use our reach and influence to do something good.

"My pageant career all started to happen while I was in the middle of studying at medical school - it took a lot of convincing for me to do it, but eventually I decided to do it to balance out my studying and give me a break."

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Pictures: Miss England Instagram/Facebook

Blackburn based Youth Group SWTICH congratulated Bhasha. A statement read "Wow! Switch Youth Community Organisation Ambassador Bhasha Mukherjee has been crowned Miss England 2019!! 

"What an amazing achievement!! Everyone here at SWITCH are incredibly proud of you!! 

"Bhasha was the official host for SWITCH Youth Community Organisation's first birthday in 2018."

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Thankyou to @gainfordgroup for hosting the Miss England contest in Newcastle 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Here’s the winner @bhasha05 with organiser @angiesdiarypics & Lisa Choreographer on their way to the afterparty to celebrate last night @barlivello . . #missengland #bhasha #beautyqueen #missworldengland #england #missengland2019

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Blackburn's Aysha Khan (below) was named Publicity Queen

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Aysha Khan on the Miss England stage. (Pictures By Alima Nadeem)

The swimsuit category was banned from the stage, but it was still optional if the girls wanted to take part. Aysha made waves when she opted for a wetsuit instead of a bikin

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