Burnley beauty queen takes on America

DREAM: Sasha Bennington is off to the USA
DREAM: Sasha Bennington is off to the USA

A BURNLEY beauty queen’s dream to represent Europe in America is a step closer now she has secured a sponsor.

But Sasha Bennington (16) won’t be playing golf in the Ryder Cup, rather she’ll be taking to the stage in the Citrus beauty pageant in Orlando, Florida. She has now managed to secure a sponsor in the shape of Bliss Hair and Beauty studio in Padiham.

It is not the first time the aspiring model has competed in America – she has been entering and organising pageants home and abroad since she was a little girl.

Indeed, her involvement at such a young age has garnered a lot of national media attention, not always positive.

Sasha, who is studying travel and tourism at Burnley College, said: “I will be representing Europe in the pageant and hope to do everyone proud and bring home the crown. I have been searching high and low for a sponsor to help make my dream come true and after weeks and weeks of searching I finally found Bliss Hair and Beauty in Padiham. They have made my dream come true – that is having a Burnley beauty queen competing in America at international level.”

Sasha, who would like to become an air hostess, is flying to America on January 28th.