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Model banned from Miss England for being a mother

Danielle Tyler wrote on her application that her greatest achievement in life is her three-year-old Photo: ITV News Central

A mother from Derbyshire who was accepted to take part in Miss England has now been rejected, because she has a daughter.

Danielle Tyler wrote on her application for the beauty pageant that her greatest achievement in life is her three-year-old but says just weeks later organisers informed her it is against their policy to accept entrants who have children.

The 23-year-old, who is a full-time mother to Annelise says the rule is outdated.

The 23-year-old, who is a full-time mother to Annelise says the rule is outdated. Credit: Danielle Tyler

Being a mum is the most amazing job in the world. It shouldn't stop you from doing anything. My daughter is It is my biggest achievement. I think the rule is completely outdated. It is normal for mums to work in this day and age. I just think the competition's rule is stupid."

– Danielle Tyler
Danielle says she was really upset when she found out and it's a disgrace. Credit: Danielle Tyler

ITV Central have approached the organisers of the 86-year-old Miss England competition but they have yet to respond.

Danielle says she will instead compete in beauty pageants which do allow mums to enter. Credit: Danielle Tyler

Danielle says she will instead compete in beauty pageants which do allow mums to enter.

She has already qualified for the Miss Midlands final of Miss Great Britain.

Danielle has qualified for the Miss Midlands final of Miss Great Britain. Credit: ITV News Central