Posted on: 05/14/2013

Catwalk queens raise thousands

DOZENS of East Yorkshire beauties strutted their stuff on the catwalk to raise money for charity. The girls,aged 13 to 29, battled it out to win the region"s Miss and Miss Teen Spirit of True Beauty,and Miss and Miss Teen Charity crowns.Megan Roberts,15,won the Miss Teen Charity crown at the event at the Trinity Hotel in Hedon Road,east Hull. I was very nervous because it was my first pageant,but it went really well. "The other girls were lovely and I was thrilled when my name was called out. I won a tiara,a sash and a designer bag."Lots of my friends, family and teachers agreed to sponsor me for the pageant "I also held a few events before the weekend,including a bun sale and a raffle." Contestants had to strut their stuff on the catwalk,before striking poses for a panel of judges.They were scored on their appearance and demeanour,as well as the amount of money they had raised for charity.Chelsea Dalee,24,was crowned Miss Charity for the contest"s 18 to 29 age category.I was a bit scared about the prospect of walking down the catwalk in front of people,but I really enjoyed it. "The atmosphere was so exciting and I was able to have a laugh with the other contestants. "It was a great experience." I managed to persuade my friend to sit in a bathtub filled with baked beans. Other pageant winners included Elfie Brocklehurst,who was crowned Miss Spirit of True Beauty,and Samantha almon,who won the same title in the teen category. The winners will go on to represent the region in the Miss Spirit and Miss Teen Spirit grand finals in Warwickshire on Saturday,May 25. John Hemingway,who organised the pageant with his wife Daniella.It was an absolutely brilliant weekend. "About 70 girls applied,but we could only choose 40 and they all really got into the pageant spirit."They were showered with compliments and given lots of free gifts,including beauty vouchers and designer bags."