London, August 7 (ANI): Miss England 2012 winner Charlotte Holmes has revealed her desire of making history by becoming the first Miss World to be conceived by IVF.
The brunette, who was born in Plymouth, had recently said that she was one of the first children to be conceived by the procedure with the help of Professor Robert Winston.
The 23-year-old said her parents opted for a trial test-tube baby programme after eight years of failed attempt to conceive naturally.
“It is amazing to think that without the help of someone like Professor Winston neither me or my sister would be here today,” the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.
“I essentially owe him my life and would love to make history by becoming the first Miss World conceived by IVF,” she said.
Charlotte’s mother Vonnie, now 60, was around 35 when she and her husband Ken decided to try IVF.
Professor Winston treated them, in 1988.
“When the opportunity came up to trial a new drug for IVF treatment, I jumped at the chance and was extremely lucky that the egg implanted first time, resulting in Charlotte,” Vonnie said.
“We have pictures of when Charlotte was just five cells old and we felt so blessed. I wanted to wrap myself up in cotton wool throughout the pregnancy so that I didn’t miscarry
“When Charlotte was eventually born she was just 5lb 5oz but she was perfect. Just 18 months later we repeated the process to have our second daughter, Lucy,” she said.
Charlotte was crowned the new Miss England in June, taking over from Alize Mounter, 23, from Kensington.
She is currently competing for the Miss World crown in Mongolia and has already booked a place in the Miss World Top Model final. (ANI)