I am Claire Barker I live in Wilsden a small village in near Haworth in West Yorkshire surrounded by countryside I live with my husband Jeff, Daughters Amy, Emily and Son Christopher, we have 3 cats a dog 2 rabbits and a pony so I have a very busy homelife as well as running 2 businesses one with my husband Jeff a Photobooth Hire Company and I also co own The Pageant Boutique a leading Prom and Pageant Dress shop with my daughter Amy.

I have worked in many fields over the years mainly finance / insurance but also for cosmetics companies and because of my passion for interior design I was also a Bedroom designer for Sharps Bedrooms.

I have been a pageant mum for the last seven years and that’s how long it has taken Amy to persuaded me to compete myself which I was sceptical about at first, I’d always been quite happy to be on the other side of the camera and drive from charity events and appearances with Amy and watch in awe at this other glamorous world that seemed so far apart from my everyday life as a wife and mum to 3 children (now adults).

I am nervous but looking forward to the experience and opportunities that being part of the Miss Diamond Family will bring, it has given me a different outlook on life and I can’t wait to see what the future brings.

I’m looking forward to meeting more of the contestants, Judges and organisers of what has so far been a very welcoming and confidence building group of inspirational women.

Good Luck to all the contestants and see you in May 2020.