It’s a pretty dubious accolade, but a teenager has won the title of Britain’s grubbiest student digs – after her disgusted dad encouraged her to enter the contest.
Britanni Cooper, 19, a real estate student at the University of the West of England, won the accolade after submitting photos of her house in Filton, Bristol, where she lives with five housemates.
The entry, which was deemed the worse out of 982 houses, revealed stomach churning scenes including overflowing bins, piles of dirty plates, and a thick layer of black grease covering the hob.
In one shot, towering piles of empty pizza boxes are also seen stacked on top of dirty bin bags.
Describing her victory, Brittani, from Longlevens, Gloucestershire, said: ‘My dad saw that web-blinds.com had launched a campaign to find the UK’s worst student digs on an online news site.
‘He sent me the link to the article as a joke because he knew that my housemates and I didn’t exactly keep our flat the tidiest during the past year.
‘I decided it was worth entering with some images of our very messy kitchen, and now I’m so happy I did.’
Brittany has now pocketed £500 for coming first, but her dad is hoping for a cut of the money too.
‘My dad is now saying he wants to share the money 50/50 with me, but that won’t be happening’, she said.
‘I’m going to use it towards decorating my new student house for my second year. I’m aiming to keep my new home a lot cleaner.’
Good plan Brittani, good plan.