Out of this world! Jade arrives at Miss Black Country finals in Doctor Who's Tardis

By Megan Archer | Sedgley | News | Published:

She might not have won the contest – but Jade Wootton certainly made an entrance to the Miss Black Country final.

Jade with the Tardis

Jade, aged 19, rocked up to the event, held at the Copthorne Hotel, in Brierley Hill, with a Tardis in tow, helping her stand out from the competition.

Aspiring model Jade, from Sedgley, said the futuristic police telephone box, straight out of Doctor Who, definitely attracted a few stares on the night.

Her father Paul bought the Tardis out of BBC storage in Lincoln for £300 back in 2013.

It is believed the box was used for filming for episodes of the classic series in the1980s.

Jade made quite the entrance

Its age meant Mr Wootton had to replace the windows, roof and rear side to the box, along with giving it a fresh lick of dark blue paint – all at a cost of £450.

He said: “I first got it for Jade’s prom but I’ve used it for all sorts of things since.

"I took it along when my son Jerome got his degree, a BA in graphics design, we’ve used it for my 50th birthday and my son’s 21st too.”


Jade, a dental nurse who works in Bushbury, Wolverhampton, did not place in the competition on Sunday night, losing out to Alexandra Darby from Dudley, who will represent the Black Country in the Miss England finals later this year.

Jade in the Tardis

But she did come away with the coveted Miss Congeniality award, presented to the contestant believed to be the kindest.

The former Dormston School pupil said: “I felt so proud. I’ve always tried to be kind to everyone, it’s just the way I am.


“I see the good in everyone. I’m just so happy.

“I decided to show up in the Tardis to show the organisers I could use it to raise more money for charity. I didn’t win but I made some new friends - the girls were all so lovely.”

Jade was selected out of 300 other Black Country girls to reach the top 13, and said she will now be working towards her ambition of becoming a model.

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

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