A Doncaster beauty queen hopeful is aiming high as she bids to secure a place in the finals of a prestigious nationwide contest.
Nicole Robinson is hoping for success in the Miss Junior Teen Great Britain contest – and is now calling on local people to back her campaign to reach the final.
The 12-year-old has made it to the semi-finals of the pageant which could catapult her onto the full-time beauty queen circuit.
Dad Paul said: “We are immensely proud of her for just getting this far.
“For a child of her age to do so well is great, but to get to the finals would be amazing.”
Nicole’s climb to the top started when her parents spotted the contest online and decided to give it a go.
Paul, of Mattersey Close, Bessacarr, said: “We saw it and it just asked us to send in some photos.
“A lot of people have said over the years how pretty she is and how she should become a model, so we decided to give it a go.
“It’s what she wants to do and hopefully it could be the start of a career in modelling.”
After sending off the pictures, Nicole faced a nervous wait before being told she had reached the semi-finals of the contest against dozens of other young girls from across UK.
A Facebook voting campaign is now under way with those receiving the most votes heading to the Miss Junior Great Britain final in Blackpool in October.
Paul said: “It is the first time she has taken part in anything like this.
“Everyone thinks their own child is beautiful, but people have been saying for a long time we should do something like this.
“She is excited and even if she goes no further, its not the end of the world. but it could be the start of something big.”
The Year 8 pupil, who attends The McAuley Catholic High School in Doncaster, spends her time away from the catwalk dancing, doing gymnastics, horse riding and skating.
Paul said: “She is just like any other teenage girl. She loves her fashion and make up and she’s very excited about it and looking forward to it.
“Her friends are all excited too and they can’t stop talking about it.”
* To vote for Nicole to win a place in the Miss Junior Teen GB grand final, ‘like’ her picture on the Miss Teen Great Britain page – voting ends on Wedneday, July 1 2015.