The new Miss Taunton 2017 has been crowned.
Eloise Gould was selected from three finalists at the carnival committee’s annual charity presentation last week (Friday 20 January).
The unsuccessful finalists were Emily Adams and Alexis Staple.
Eloise will lead the carnival procession in October, represent Taunton at other carnivals on the South Somerset Federation Circuit and be involved with the Taunton Marathon & Half Marathon in April and the Taunton 10k in September.
Eloise also won £200 in cash, her hair styled by Toni & Guy, a manicure by nail technician Donna Jewell and a dress for Carnival Night made and donated by And Sew To Knit.
The event was hosted by Somerset County Cricket Club in the Atkinson Pavilion.