SCHOOLGIRL model Sara-Jayne Allen from Omagh, who is determined not to let her cerebral palsy break her positive spirit, has taken another step forward in fulfilling her dream to become a top model.
The Omagh County PS pupil who is currently in Year Seven, recently won an impressive three titles in a
prestigious beauty pageant held in Belfast.
Competing in the Junior Category of ‘The Ultimate Beauty of the World’ pageant, the 11-year-old was awarded the glamorous titles of ‘Most Dedicated Beauty Queen’, ‘Little Miss Beauty’ and ‘Inspirational Princess’ – and was given a teddy bear, a glittering tiara and a sash as a prize for being crowned the latter title.
Sara-Jayne, alongside 12 other young ladies from across the North who took part in the competition, helped to raise at least £17,500 for the Make a Wish Foundation.
“We are all so proud of our Sara-Jayne,” said her mother Amanda Allen. “Sara-Jayne is the first ever junior in Northern Ireland to be crowned ‘Most Dedicated Beauty Queen’ as it is the first year that title has been introduced.”
Amanda added, “Sara-Jayne has recently been told by the doctor that she will be in chronic pain for the rest of her life, but she always has a smile on her face.
“She refuses to let her illness stop her from doing what she loves, which is modelling and helping to raise money for different charities.”
Sara-Jayne’s next challenge is in June where she is helping to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society UK by climbing up Fermanagh’s Cuilcagh Mountain – famous for its pretty boglands and slopes.
Then on July 30, she will be competing in the grand final of the Face of NI competition.
If she is successful, Sara-Jayne will then travel across the waters to Kent to compete in beauty competition ‘Face of Europe’.
Posted: 5:58 pm May 14, 2017