Chatburn girl in finals of national teen beauty contest

Semi-Finalist: 15-year-old Molly Devenney of Chatburn, who is down to the final 50 in the 2012 Teenprincessuk competition. (s)
Semi-Finalist: 15-year-old Molly Devenney of Chatburn, who is down to the final 50 in the 2012 Teenprincessuk competition. (s)

Chatburn teenager Molly Devenney has made it through to the final 50 of a national teenage beauty competition, shortlisted from a field of 18,000 entrants.

Molly (15) was scouted for the 2012 Teenprincessuk campaign whilst on a school trip to the Clothes Show Live in Birmingham in November of last year.

Billed as the “UK’s first established teen beauty pageant” and launched in 2006, Teenqueenuk is aimed at girls between the ages of 13 and 19. As well as the traditional pageant aspect of the competition, entrants are encouraged to become positive role models for other teenagers, care about the environment and have an interest in working with various charities which the organisation supports on an ongoing basis.

Molly, who attends St Augustine’s RC High School in Billington, enjoys dancing singing and performing arts and helps out in Clitheroe hair salon Abu, Gypsy & Fig. She commented: “Should I be successful, I would not only win a modelling contract, but will also be able to actively support charities linked to the competition, such as the Madventure Foundation, who provide ethical, sustainable and challenging adventure trips to volunteers all over the world and the Beatbullying campaign, who work with children and adults across the UK to stamp out bullying. I would also be encouraged to raise money for a charity of my own choice, which would be Alopecia Awareness.”

Voting ends on Saturday, March 31st at 11-30 a.m. To vote for Molly, please text “TP14” to 8139 or call 0900 5932000 and enter “14”. Charges for mobile calls and texts may vary and cost from a landline is 75p per call. For more information, visit: www.missteenqueenuk.com