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Friday, May 9, 2014

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In the construction industry, hardhats aren’t worn with high heels and vests are for safety instead of fashion.

But United Kingdom beauty Katie Stamps is breaking down that barrier by stepping out of the work zone and onto the runway.

Stamps, 21, was recently crowned Miss Birmingham, beating 19 other competitors in her very first beauty pageant, Birminghammail.co.uk reported.

Stamps has worked as an office manager for construction company Stepnell since she was 17, and she plans to use her year in the spotlight to raise money for community projects.

Katie Stamps Miss Birmingham
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Miss Birmingham, Katie Stamps, usually spends her days on construction sites working as an office manager.

"Obviously, it was so different from what I am used to. Being in the construction industry isn't very ladylike and not very glamorous," Stamps told Dailymail.co.uk.

The 5-foot-9-inch tall Stamps told the news outlet that she "stumbled across the application online and thought it looked fun," adding that she never expected to win.

"People had suggested I tried modeling because of my height, but I never pursued it as I'm happy with my current job," Stamps said.

What Shoes Go with This Hardhat?

In order to be selected to even compete, applicants had to do fundraising for a nominated charity and answer questions about what they would do as Miss Birmingham, according to Birminghammail.co.uk.

"The men at work have been great and were very supportive of me winning. They think it's quite funny."

Miss Birmingham contestants had to don four outfits, including an eco-dress they had made themselves, sportswear, an evening gown, and a party dress.

However, Stamps is used to a different kind of daily attire. "I'm always in hard hats and high-vis jackets. I really love construction and I want more girls to get into it," she told Dailymail.co.uk.

"It's a shame it's seen as such a man's world—I find it very rewarding."

Not Just for Models

Next month, Stamps will compete for the title of MIss England.

Angie Beasley, the competition director for Miss England, told Dailymail.co.uk that she thinks it's great the competition has expanded past aspiring models.

"The fact the competition is attracting girls from all different backgrounds is great, because it raises the competition and shows that girls want to [do] so much more these days," Beasley said.

To see more photos of Stamps' transition from hardhats to evening wear, click here.

   

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