Seventeen lovely ladies battled it out in front of the judges at Accrington Town Hall’s Carnival Queen contest.
Among the judges on Tuesday night was Observer reporter Stuart Pike as well as members of the Accrington Lions, who are organising the Carnival.
Megan Lucie Adams, 20, of Mayfield Gardens, Oswaldtwistle, was the winner in a very close contest, with second place going to Joanne Walker and third to Hayley Jayne McSherry. They all win a bundle of prizes.
The winner was roared on by a group of ladies including mum, aunt, cousin, friend and godmother.
The keep fit enthusiast is going to university in September to study English.
She lives with her mum Lilian, dad Chris and brother Nick, 24.
A delighted Megan Lucie said: "I didn’t expect to win at all, as I thought all the girls were much better than me.
"When I got to the last six I didn’t think I would get to the final three, and then I thought I would definitely get third. My mum had a lump in her throat when I won.
"I’m looking forward to the year and representing the town.
"I entered it because it’s the last year I can, as I’m going to Manchester in September and don’t know how long I’m going to be there."
The Queen may have been crowned, but Accrington is still looking for a Carnival Princess. The deadline for entries is Tuesday, May 31.
Fill out the coupon in this week's Observer and post it to the Observer or drop it off at our district office in Accrington Market Hall.
The Carnival Princess entries will be judged on Saturday, June 4 in the market Hall at 9.30am. All entrants must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
There is still time to book a float or stall for the carnival on June 18 – ring 0845 833 7386 or e-mail accrington_lions @sky.com The deadline for booking a float is June 1 and organisers need to know how big the vehicle will be.
Visit www.accringtonlions.org.uk for more details.