Delight for Morecambe teen beauty queen

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Morecambe schoolgirl Harley Anderson is taking the beauty industry by storm.

The 16-year-old recently beat the bullies to become a teen beauty queen and now she is a finalist for Miss Teen Great Britain.

I think mum is slowing turning into a ‘pageant mum’ as she is becoming more interested day by day

Harley Anderson

Harley, who attends Heysham High School, was also announced the winner of Miss Teen Popularity for getting the most votes via Facebook - totalling 4.1k likes.

She said: “I feel so honoured to have some many people following and supporting me. If the people who voted for me didn’t vote, then I wouldn’t of won the award.

“Miss Teen Great Britain is such a fantastic opportunity which I would be silly not to take.”

The Miss Teen Great Britain consists of three rounds, Opening Number, Fashion Wear and Evening.

Held over two days, on October 26, all the contestants will have registration at 10am at the Imperial Hotel, in Blackpool.

With so many opportunities coming her way Harley has definitely caught the pageant bug.

Mum Kim Sunter was initially worried when her daughter asked her if she could enter beauty pageants.

But Kim soon turned around and is now getting into the swing of dress hunting with her daughter.

Kim said: “I was happy to support her. She’ll always be my little girl, I am really proud of her, she has come a long way.”

Harley, who is sponsored by Revail Model Group, Looking Good Female Treatments, Krystellie Fashion and Mint Make-Up is currently deciding on dresses for the final.

The shy student has more than 25 dresses to choose from for the grand finals in October and is hoping to beat her record for the number of appearances across the district.

She said: “In my last pageant last year I made 42 appearances, I definitely want to beat this!

“I will also be raising money for the Together For Short Lives charity. Together for Short Lives helps children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and all those who support, love and care for them.”

Plans are already in motion for the competition but Harley keeps having to pinch herself to make sure her dreams are actual reality.

“I can’t believe it. There was so many gorgeous semi finalists it was anybody’s guess who would get through. I was shocked, I knew hundreds applied.

“My family and friends are so supportive. I think mum is slowing turning into a ‘pageant mum’ as she is becoming more interested day by day.”