Pageant winner Maddison is off to Disneyland

Maddison Lewis
Maddison Lewis
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WHEN she was crowned winner of a beauty pageant Maddison Lewis felt like a princess herself.

But now thanks to her prize – a trip to Disneyland Paris – she’s hoping to meet her idol Princess Elsa from the film Frozen.

The seven-year-old from Buckland won the ‘mini’ category in a Face of the Globe beauty pageant held in Margate, Kent.

Maddison said she was thrilled to have won. She said: ‘I was really happy. I liked it. It was lot of fun.’

Her mum Bobbie Lewis said she was surprised Maddison had won.

She said: ‘I was shocked. I travelled there with my sister and we were both surprised.

‘We didn’t think something like that would happen.

‘Her little face was a real little picture when she won.’

In the pageant, Maddison walked up and down on a catwalk – once wearing a T-shirt and jeans and once dressed in evening wear.

She will go to Disneyland Paris in October to compete against youngsters from around the world in the final of the Face of the Globe pageant.

As well as taking part, Maddison will be able to explore the famous funpark and hopefully meet her favourite Disney character – Princess Elsa.

Ms Lewis said: ‘She wants to go to see Elsa at Disneyland – it’s her dream.

‘She sings songs from Frozen all the time at pageants.’

Maddison plans to perform the film’s hit song Let It Go in the pageant’s talent round.

Before the Disneyland trip, Maddison will enjoy two days of Face of the Globe activities in London including a pyjama party and masquerade ball.

There were 17 other girls taking part in the Margate beauty pageant.

In the lead-up to the event, Maddison and her mum arranged a non-uniform fundraising day at her school, Flying Bull Academy in Buckland, which raised £246 for the charity, Rainbow Academy.

Ms Lewis said it was Maddison’s natural charm and good looks that landed her in first position.

She said: ‘It was a natural pageant, which means they didn’t have to wear any make-up.

‘She’s done a couple of pageants before but this was her first natural one.’