Wigan fashion model makes the final of Miss Lancashire
A full-time fashion model from Wigan is now following in family footsteps by entering a pageant.
Angel-Blue Lyons is certainly no stranger when it comes to being in front of the camera and decided to enter the Miss Lancashire competition after having a lot to think about during the coronavirus pandemic.
And she’ll have something to aim for: her big sister Sheena Lyons Ashworth was runner-up in Miss Wigan Evening Post back in 1991!
Another target is to raise as much as she can for a nominated charity during the contest.
The 24-year-old from Ashton-in-Makerfield said: “Modelling is what I have done before and I just wanted to put myself out there and tell other girls that life is too short if it’s something you want to do, so chase your dreams.
“There’s nothing to lose and there is more to gain from things like this.”
She said: “My sister is absolutely beautiful and she is someone who I do look up to.
“I think scouting through the internet and looking at other girls and women who chase their dreams, made me realise this was my time.”
Miss Lancashire, alongside Miss Manchester and Miss Cheshire, help women to gain more confidence, raise money for charity and give them a voice to do positive things.
Angel-Blue, whose dad is former nightclub door security company boss Mick Lyons, said: “Miss Lancashire want to represent women in a good way.
“It’s not all about the beauty and the looks, I think it’s down to your individual qualities that you have.
“They want to show all the girls and women that anyone from any background can take part.”
As part of her entry, Angel-Blue is currently raising money for One Woman at a Time, a charity which priorities girls and women in Kenya, India and the UK, who are forced into marriages, female genital mutilation (FGM) and domestic abuse.
She said: “The charity supports girls and women who have been through that and give them the support and help they need, so I’m doing a sponsored walk to help raise money for them.
This year, the final of Miss Lancashire, Miss Manchester and Miss Cheshire will take place at the Trafford Centre on May 16.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it will be the first ever drive in pageant, with entertainment and live music.
Angel-Blue said: “I know we have to keep everyone safe but we can’t let these things go.
“We have to continue - it’s just about staying positive in your mind.”
If Angel-Blue wins the title of Miss Lancashire, she will be put forward to enter the Miss England competition.
She said: “Being picked as Miss Lancashire is an achievement for me, so being able to go that one step further and compete against all the other women would be amazing.”
People can vote for Angel-Blue by downloading the Miss England app on their mobile phones.
Readers can also view her profile on the official Miss Manchester website - www.missmanchesterofficial.co.uk.