A SUPPORT worker has proved beauty is both on the outside and inside.

Elizabeth Huly, of Hexham, was crowned Top Model of Sunderland 2019 and will represent the city for a year before going forward to the grand final of the Supermodel England competition in November.

As well as the beauty pageant element of the competition, she also raised money for Sunderland AFC’s Foundation of Light charity and Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice. “It was quite a shock because I wasn’t expecting to win,” she said. “You had to raise money as well, as it’s about trying to make a difference on people’s lives.”