STUDENT Sophie Montague hopes her looks and personality can win her a top teenager title.
The aspiring young actress has been chosen as a semi-finalist in the Miss Teen Great Britain contest, with the chance to win a £1,000 prize and national fame later this year.
Sophie (18) from Whalley, a sixth former at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, sent photogaphs and returned a questionnaire to the competition organisers, and was picked from hundreds of entries to be one of 150 semi-finalists nationwide.
These will be whittled down to 60 for the grand final at The Globe Theatre at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in September.
The girl who is crowned winner will feature in teen magazines, make personal appearances and get free goodies including clothes, shoes and a photo shoot.
Competition director Holly Ikin said: “It’s not just about how the girls look. Fifty per cent of their mark is based on how they come across in their interview, and it’s a lot to with ability and achievement.”
Sophie attended Bowland High before going to CRGS to study for A-levels in theatre studies, religious studies and English language.
She attends the Dramatic Annie theatre school at Oswaldtwistle, appears on stage frequently in school and amateur productions, and has also worked as a TV extra.
“I’m excited to get through to the semi-finals,” she said. “Now it’s fingers crossed for a place in the final.”