A teenage beauty queen is gearing up for a national pageant.
Lauren Scobie, from Forest Hall, will compete in the Grand Final of Miss Junior Teen Great Britain after winning the title of Miss Junior Teen Tyne and Wear.
The 15-year-old pupil at Monkseaton High School beat off stiff competition from other teenagers to land a place in the finals in October in Blackpool.
Miss Junior Teen Great Britain is a fun pageant created to be a positive and confidence-building experience for young girls and teenagers, with more emphasis on the interview section.
Contestants are also encouraged to support charity and Lauren has arranged a sponsored walk for Ward 4 of the RVI (CCR) and is raising money for children’s charity Together for Short Lives.
Lauren said: “It’s been great fun so far and I am looking forward to representing Tyne and Wear in October.
“I’ve made lots of new friends and if I win I will have an amazing year ahead of me with appearances, charity work and perhaps even modelling opportunities.”
The overall winner will walk away with a prize of £500, new dresses, a sash and crown and more.
Lauren has also received support from local businesses including Dr Shoelittle, Michael Grayson, Lash Caviar, Couture Dress Crowning, CombiCare by A Scott gas services, Lexus Newcastle and Highlights PR.
Proud mum Kerry said: “Lauren has put a lot of hard work into the competition and I’ve seen her grow in confidence with every event she attends.
“We’re all right behind her and looking forward to Blackpool.”