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Trio to represent England at Paris beauty pageant

Lamissah La-Shontae Bhatti (s)

Lamissah La-Shontae Bhatti (s)

Three girls from the Burnley area who are raising money for charity are to represent England at a beauty pageant in Paris later this year.

Lamissah La-Shontae Bhatti was awarded the Face of the Globe crown for Midlands Mini Miss England 2014 after competing in both the North-West and Midlands heats.

The Ightenhill Primary School pupil, of Throstle Close, was also presented with six sashes and will go on to compete at the grand finals in London before travelling to Disneyland Paris in October.

Her mum Zohra (40) said: “She did amazingly well. She’s ecstatic, she’s done so well. I was crying with joy.”

Lamissah, who lives with her mum, dad and four brothers, is continuing to raise money for the Rainbow Child Foundation, which helps underprivileged children around the world, and now she is going to Paris will donate 10% of the cash she raises to an Alzheimer’s charity as a tribute to her late grandad who suffered from the disease.

Lamissah will be joined in Paris by Jessica Fay (6), of Waddington Avenue, Burnley, and Padiham girl Poppy Mai Dalby, who now lives in Clitheroe.

Jessica, who has been chosen as the face for a series of modelling contracts and recently appeared in BBC drama “Jamaica Inn,” was selected for Face of the Globe last year but had to withdraw because her brother fell ill. Organisers then offered the Brunshaw Primary School pupil the chance to postpone her trip to Paris until this year.

Poppy was crowned Mini North West Face of the Globe at the Chester heat, also securing her place in the finals.

Her mum Emma Taylor said: “We are all so extremely proud of her and she was tipped favourite to win all day. Although she didn’t win any of the little sections with sashes, she was crowned winner and is just so excited.”

Along with the other two girls, Poppy will fund-raise for the Rainbow Child Foundation and her chosen charities, for people with Cornelia de Lang syndrome in the UK and Ireland.

 

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