A WIGAN student is hoping to do her town proud when she competes in the national final of a prestigious beauty contest.
Jade Boswell is through to the last stage of the 2012 Miss Teen Great Britain competition.
The Hindley 16-year-old has got through the initial stage and then the semi-final where she was judged on a number of criteria including modelling photographs and an interview.
She will now travel to the Globe, Blackpool, on Sunday, September 30 to compete with other girls from across Britain for the crown.
Jade said: “I’m over the moon and very proud to be picked.
“I’m really looking forward to the whole experience of it all but I’m hoping I can do well in the final.
“I’ll need three different types of dresses on the day.”
Jade is being sponsored by Creation Bridal Wear on Market Street, Wigan.
As a grand finalist, Jade will take part in photo-shoots, enjoy the rides and rollercoasters at Blackpool Pleasure Beach and attend a pyjama party.
The winner of Miss Teen Great Britain will receive an incredible prize package – including £1,000, gowns from The Dress Studio, a modelling portfolio with FAB photoshoots, Fake Bake products and Beauty UK cosmetics.
It’s not bad for somebody who didn’t even know she had been entered after mum Kerry sent in the application for her.
Jade, who will start at Orrell St John Rigby College later this year, is taking part in various bits of charity work leading up to the event and has had plenty of support from friends and family.
She added: “I’m going to be taking part in a charity car wash for Wigan and Leigh Hospice on August 11.
“I’m really looking forward to it now, everyone has been so supportive so hopefully I can do them proud on the big day.”