A young Gainsborough woman has been chosen as a finalist to represent Lincolnshire in a beauty pageant.
Jadine Ayris, 19, decided to enter the Miss Galaxy UK pageant to build her confidence.
Jadine said: “I was dealing with some confidence issues and I watched the Channel 4 show ‘Beauty Queen or Bust’ which really interested me and I felt it would be a great experience and a good way to improve my confidence.”
“I came across the Miss Galaxy UK pageant online and decided to enter thinking nothing would come of it.”
“I filled out an application form and sent some unprofessional pictures because I didn’t have any professional ones so I was sure I didn’t stand a chance.”
“But a few weeks later out of the blue I received an email saying I had been shortlisted from hundreds of applicants.
“I couldn’t believe it.”
“Then I waited to hear if I would make it to the grand final and I did.”
“It was a great confidence boost and I was over the moon.”
Jadine is representing Lincolnshire in the Miss Galaxy UK finals in February and if she is successful she will go on to represent the UK at an international pageant in Florida.
She said: “This is a great achievement and I am looking forward to representing the town at the pageant and I feel it will be great to represent our town for the UK.”