11:39AM, Monday 12 November 2012
A teenager has reached the final of the Teen Queen UK beauty pageant.
Out of 4,500 girls scouted this year, Chloe Weightman has now gone through to the final in the 'teen princess' section of the competition, aimed at under 16s.
Mum Tracy Weightman got a bit of a shock when her daughter 14-year-old Chloe returned from a shopping trip in Slough with unexpected news.
Tracy was naturally wary. She said: "Chloe said she had been 'scouted' as a potential competitor in the Teen Queen UK competition. My immediate reaction was 'I hope you did not give them any money'."
But the approach had been a genuine one and forms soon arrived in the post addressed to Tracy and explaining that her daughter stood a chance of modelling work if she took part in the contest.
The Teen Queen UK beauty pageant began in 2006 and the winners get a chance to break into the modelling industry.
Voting closes on Thursday.
Tracy said: "We are not allowed to use social networks but it is down to the public and friends and family to get her through."
You can vote for Chloe via txt to 81319 TQ21 or on 0900 596 1000 21.
Chloe, who lives at Englefield Green, is a pupil at the Marist School in Sunninghill along with her twin sister Lauren. But mum Tracy says there is no sibling resentment. She said: "Lauren does not mind at all. It is not her sort of thing."
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