Robyn Morrison spends her days working as a funeral director and funeral home manager and in the evenings she teaches cheerleading to children. The 45-year-old takes part in beauty pageants in her spare time, often at weekends.
She said: “It’s completely different to what I do on a daily basis but it’s a nice change because I’m dealing with such heavy, serious things all day,” said Robyn. “It’s nice to go and teach a cheerleading class and have fun with the children.”
Ms Morrison, who is from Sydney, Australia, but now lives in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, speaks to grieving families and provides support while listening to their requests for the funeral – such as which coffin they would like, which music they want played and what they want the day to look like when they say their final goodbye to their loved one.
The beauty queen added: “It’s a varied role and it can be difficult at times but I wouldn’t change it for the world, because if I can help families through their most difficult time it is the most rewarding job that I can have.”
The former police detective relocated to the UK with a plan to join a police force here but found herself applying to become a funeral arranger, staying at the same funeral home in Huddersfield and working her way up to be the manager there.