Pretty Alison from Paulsgrove hopes to wow at modelling contest

Alison Patterson, 14, has won a place at the official qualifier for Miss British Isles 2017. Picture: Rob Paul Studios www.robpaulstudios.com
Alison Patterson, 14, has won a place at the official qualifier for Miss British Isles 2017. Picture: Rob Paul Studios www.robpaulstudios.com

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A TEENAGER from Paulsgrove has made it to the regional final of modelling competition – and she is now looking for a sponsor.

Alison Patterson, 14, has won a place at the official qualifier for Miss British Isles 2017 – the Junior Miss South East competition, which will take place at the Mercure Hotel, Watford, on March 5.

The winner of this round will get a £1,500 modelling contract and will qualify for the national final of Junior Miss British Isles competition, along with two other runners up, on June 17 in Liverpool.

Alison, who attends Oaklands Catholic School in Waterlooville, is one of 20 finalists hoping to win.

She said: ‘This is something I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time, and I really want to represent Hampshire in the competition. I would really appreciate any sponsorship or support that people can give me.’

The Junior Miss British Isles event is a modelling competition, not a pageant.

Participants hope to develop modelling careers, win prizes, gain and exposure in the press and on social media.

Past winners have gone on to model in America, been signed to top modelling agencies and appeared on TV and in a Bollywood movie.

The competition is a one-day event with a judging panel made up of people in the industry. Finalists are required to make public appearances or fundraising to gain extra points.

The sponsorship fee starts from £150 and will help Alison cover advertising opportunities, professional photography, local promotional opportunities, and further PR if she wins the event.

For more information go to missbritishisles.com or call 0333 8000590.