Britain's hardest-working beauty queen competes in 2 pageants a week for two years
Building surveyor Sophie Lydia Smith, 25, was crowned Miss Cheltenham 2014 and 2015 after impressing the judges with her determination to be a positive female role model
Britain's hardest-working beauty queen is poised to hang up her crown after attending nearly 250 events in under two years - while still keeping her full-time job.
Building surveyor Sophie Lydia Smith, 25, was crowned Miss Cheltenham 2014 and 2015 after impressing the judges with her determination to be a positive female role model.
But instead of sitting back she has used her two year reign to voluntarily attend a whopping 238 events - more than two every week.
As well as raising money and being a charity ambassador, the blonde beauty has also gained a 1st class degree, won Come Dine With Me and appeared on the One Show.
Sophie, who is due to pass on her title in March, said: "To sum up the experience I would have to say it has been truly sensational and more than anything I could have expected.
"Just to win it was a dream come true, but to have all the other amazing experiences that came after couldn't have been more amazing and often surprising.
"It has been very busy, and I can't believe how much I have done. It wasn't until I was asked about it, and then looked back on it, that I realised how busy I have been.
"There were times when I was working, studying, doing my dissertation, writing columns and then attending events, but I just wanted to make the most of it.
"When I'm no longer Miss Cheltenham I'll have no excuse for saying I'm too tired to do something because there's no way I will be as busy as I have been.
"But my motto has been to just do a little bit every day, hoping to show young people that if you work hard, you can achieve great things."
Model Sophie was crowned queen the first time in March 2014 after she entered the competition to show beauty and brains could be combined.
After winning the title for the second year she also came third in the Miss England contest in 2015, and her busy schedule saw her crowned the contest's Publicity Queen.
Her engagements have included switching on the Christmas lights in her home town, launching the Cheltenham version of Monopoly and jumping out a plane for charity.
Busy Sophie has also written a regular column for her local paper, supported the local football team at training events and collected charity cash at supermarkets.
She's done sponsored bag packs, started races, and even appeared on Come Dine With Me - winning first place - and taken part of fundraising catwalk shows and photo shoots.
The glamorous professional is also an ambassador for the Hollie Gazzard Trust - a charity set up in memory of the young hairdresser murdered by her ex-boyfriend.
She has also designed her own range of female safety shoes for construction workers, made an official visit to Sri Lanka and attended local business awards.
But one of her favourite experiences was appeared on the One Show in a feature about extraordinary beauty queens, where she was interviewed by fellow guest Louis Theroux.
"I thought I was just going to be in the audience but then I ended up being next to him on the sofa," said Sophie, who describes herself as a feminist.
"I was a bit nervous being on live TV but I knew what I was going to say.
"I wanted to be an ambassador for my profession.
"There aren't many women in the building profession and it is really struggling with the percentage of women.
"I really believe that if people see someone looking like them doing it, then they will begin to see themselves in the job.
"People are expecting a dumb blonde and it is exciting challenging that.
"I've loved every moment."
Sophie said her most recent engagement was visiting Cheltenham's homeless community on Christmas Eve.
She has a handful more events before handing over her crown at the ceremony for the next Miss Cheltenham in March.
"I'm feeling happy and healthy and looking forward to what the future brings," she said.
"It doesn't feel like the end - it feels like the beginning of something. I hope that's what other people get out of it."