Suffolk beauty queen with luxurious lifestyle features in Channel 5 show

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The 22-year-old beauty queen showed off her glamorous lifestyle on the show - Credit: Kalel Productions/5Star

A beauty queen who lives in a multi-million pound home in Suffolk was left stunned after being sent to live with a mother-of-nine on benefits as part of a Channel 5 TV show.

Brooke Smith, a paediatric student nurse at the University of Suffolk and former Miss Suffolk, featured in Sunday evening's 5Star episode of Rich Kids Go Skint.

The 22-year-old admitted to being "a bit of a princess" and showed off her comforts at her eight-bedroom home, which is set in six acres of land in the Suffolk countryside. 

Brooke, whose family made their fortune in the car and jewellery industry, went to a private school and had her own pony as she grew up.

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Brooke Smith, from Suffolk, with Sonya outside her Hackney home - Credit: Kalel Productions/5Star

She was also named as Miss Norwich in 2019.


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Despite not knowing anything about the welfare system, she was sent to spend time in Hackney with Sonya, who claims benefits alongside a part-time role selling juice at a market.

After telling her guest of her family's finances from Universal Credit, Sonya broke down in tears and said: "There's no luxury things for us."

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Brooke said: "It's just so different from what I'm used to. Obviously, my parents have always paid for everything without a problem and have been able to buy me whatever I want.

"It's making me realise how different her life is to mine."

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The student nurse bought the family a laptop at the end of the episode - Credit: Kalel Productions/5Star

Brooke was also forced to sleep on the sofa for the first time in her life during the episode before waking up and struggling to make spaghetti - spilling the pasta all over the cooker.

At the end of the show, Brooke surprised Sonya's children by presenting a laptop before she left for her Suffolk home.

Brooke Smith is in the running to become Miss Great Britain. Photo: Kev Wise

Brooke has been named Miss Suffolk and Miss Norwich - Credit: Kev Wise

She said: "This whole thing definitely pushed me out my comfort zone and I hope I can take something away from them - maybe spending my money more wisely and maybe putting together a budget plan.

"Overall, it has been a really great experience."

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