Alanna in vote appeal

Miss Teen Queen UK hopeful Alanna Paterson
Miss Teen Queen UK hopeful Alanna Paterson

ASPIRING model Alanna Paterson hopes local people will back her bid to win a national beauty pageant.

The 18-year-old is competing in the Teen Queen UK pageant - but she needs your vote to reach the finals.

Said Alanna: “This came about while I was at a dance convention in London and Miss Teen UK invited me to take part. I went for a photoshoot a couple of weeks ago, and it was a lot of fun.”

Alanna is studying dance at Edinburgh Telford College and has past modelling experience, two things she feels give her an edge over the competition.

Mum Gail added: “I’m really proud of Alanna. She’s very committed and her dance skills are well suited to modelling, as she knows how to move gracefully.”

Alanna asks readers to text TQ05 to 81319. Voting costs 75p plus network charges and proceeds are donated to charity. See www.missteenqueenuk.com for more.