ARMY MEDIC TURNED BEAUTY QUEEN IS REAL-LIFE 'OUR GIRL'
ARMY MEDIC TURNED BEAUTY QUEEN IS REAL-LIFE 'OUR GIRL' WITH PIX By Hollie Bone An army medic turned beauty queen has revealed herself as a real-life 'Our Girl' - and says she's constantly compared to the TV army medic. Lizzy Willis, 22, from West Kilburn, London, is swapping the uniform and boots for high heels and dresses as she prepares to compete in her first Miss England pagaent. But the brunette stunner says she's constantly compared to Michelle Kegan's character Mollie in the hit TV series - as she juggles life as an intensive care nurse and an army reservist. Lizzy, who was a cadet from the age of 14 and joined the army reserve three years ago wants to show that beautiful girls can be tough too. But despite struggling with her confidence as a youngster, the medic and model claims people constantly tell her she reminds them of stunning star Michelle Keegan in the popular series Our Girl. Lizzy said: “When the series came on TV I thought ‘this is actually me in real life’. “Everyone said ‘have you seen Our Girl, it really reminds me of you’ “I still get it all the time, and it’s really lovely to hear. “I got into modelling a couple of years ago as a way to boost my confidence because when I was younger I was really shy. “When I first started I couldn’t even walk in front of a group of people without wobbling all over the place. “But it really helped me build my courage and even helped me talk to my patients more confidently. “Miss England is the complete opposite of the army having to crawl around in god knows what on the floor but I wanted to show that you can be a girl who does both.” Since graduating from her nursing degree at Kings College University London seven months ago talented Lizzy has been helping with the fight against Covid-19 working at St Mary’s Hospital in the capital. But throughout her degree, the 5ft 8in brunette also underwent three years of army training, including live firing and mission simulation training to prepare her for when she is finally called upon to complete active service. She said: “I joined the army cadets when I was 14 and I really enjoyed getting muddy and clambering through woodland. “My cadet group was affiliated with the medical regiment which meant we did a lot of first aid work and looking after people, which is what actually made me want to go into nursing. “I can’t wait to do my first stint of active service, I think it will be really exciting especially learning what I have working in a trauma hospital in London. “Since the pandemic broke out work has been really stressful and crazy. “I’ve had really dry skin and marks from wearing the masks and PPE all day and so another reason I applied for the Miss England pageant so I had something to make me feel nice again and something positive for myself to look forward to.” ENDS