Laura up for Miss Teen title

Laura Scurr, from Whitley Bay, who has been named a finalist in Miss Teen GB.

Laura Scurr, from Whitley Bay, who has been named a finalist in Miss Teen GB.

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A teenager who overcame anorexia and surviving one just one piece of fruit a day has been named as a finalist in Miss Teen GB.

Two years ago, Laura Scurr collapsed through starvation and spent a week on a heart monitor at North Tyneside General Hospital after she stopped eating in a bid to be skinny.

But now the 15-year-old, from Whitley Bay, is celebrating after being named the Newcastle East representative in the contest which aims to promote ‘positive and confidence-building experiences’ for young girls.

Laura has gained in confidence thanks to help from specialist organisations, and is among 60 other finalists at the event in Blackpool in October.

Laura is now looking for an businesses who could sponsor her at the finals. Anyone interested should email david.sedgwick@jpress.co.uk