She’s being sponsored by Memset, the aim being that her involvement will encourage more women to get into the IT industry.
“I could honestly not hope to find a better role model than Sophie; she has brains, beauty and talent, and hatters the outdated preconception that technologists are all sandal-wearing blokes with no social skills!” said Memset’s MD, Kate Craig-Wood.
The Miss Universe GB competition is organised by Vibe Models and takes place in London on the 3rd May 2009. Forty women from England, Scotland and Wales will compete for the coveted title. Proceeds from the competition go to The Joshua Foundation.
Sophie has set up a donation page. Brits can vote for Sophie by phoning 0901 656 1555 followed by 25 or texting Sophie Johnson to 84205. Deadline is this Friday, 1st May, so be quick!