On a seaside holiday in Weston-Super-Mare, pretty young Bristol typist Shirley Freeman (Janette Scott) enters a rather tawdry beauty contest. When she wins, local journalist Dan Mackenzie (Ian Hendry, on the verge of becoming a star) persuades her to give up her job and become a full-time beauty contestant, even though this means offending her strict, puritanical father (Norman Bird).
Ditching her predictable wet-blanket fiancé, Harry (David Weston), Shirley moves to London to continuing success, winning the “Rose of England” contest.
On the eve of “Miss Globe,” Shirley sleeps with one of the organisers of the contest but still does not win, largely because the cosmetic company sponsoring the contest wants to expand their business in South America and so rig the result in favour of Miss Peru.
Released in some markets as Contest Girl.
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