Big day of glamour for Katie

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Bolsover girl Katie Andrews has beaten thousands of other contenders from across the country for a place in the Miss Teen Great Britain finals.

Katie, 16, or Miss Teen Chesterfield, of Fairfield Road, is now one of 60 girls to be representing their area at the glittering event in October.

During the final at The Globe, Blackpool, she will take part with the other lucky grand finalists in photo-shoots, a beauty queen challenge day, and a pyjama diva party.

Katie’s mum, Helen Andrews, 44, said: “When Katie applied she did not expect to get through, to be honest.

“She submitted some photos and they contacted us to say she got through and we were like, ‘oh my god’, because she has never gone in for anything like this before.

“But she is quite a bubbly girl and enjoys meeting people - she is fairly confident.”

Winners of Miss Teen Great Britain spend the year that follows taking part in charity work and even have the chance to secure modelling and TV opportunities through a teen model agency.

Prizes include a £1,000, a diamante jewellery set, £500 to spend at The Dress Studio and much more.

A spokesman for Miss Teen Great Britain said: “The contests were created to be a positive and confidence-building experience for young girls and teenagers. This is a wonderful opportunity for contestants to make new friends from across Great Britain.”

As part of Katie’s bid she has to make as many public appearances in her sash as possible. If you are organising a public event and would like to invite her along please get in touch by emailing missteenchesterfield@gmail.com.

For more information visit www.missteengreatbritain.co.uk.