THE beauty pageant is back, with a fresh new look.

Bikinis and stilettos are out, but a commitment to have fun and help a good cause is in.

The first contestants in the MS York event are different to their counterparts in contests of yesteryear.

A future civil engineer and trainee special constable were among those taking part.

But they shared the same sense of enjoyment, while helping to raise funds for the Woodlands Respite Care Centre for people with multiple sclerosis.

Updated: 10:53 Wednesday, April 27, 2005