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'Keep calm and win the crown' Enfield teenager's message for UK final
An Enfield teenager is bidding to become the winner of a national beauty pageant with a difference this Friday.
Misha Pandit, 15 of Morecambe Terrace, Enfield will be competing against 80 other teenage girls to win the Teen Queen UK beauty pageant.
The competition will raise money for the Allambie Orphanage in Vietnam, a charity that works to improve the lives of children in poverty stricken areas of the country.
The Enfield teenager said: “It's been a very exciting competition, from over 20,000 entries to now just 80 of us in the live final. It makes you feel special knowing out of so many entries you are one that has come through.
“The competition isn't your standard beauty pageant, it's more just a way of making friends, helping charities and just having fun. It's definitely made my summer and the past year a whole lot more exciting with the planning.”
Having raised £100,000 since its inception in 2006, the competition will also be flying finalists to Vietnam to meet orphans who will benefit from the money raised.
A Teen Queen UK spokesperson said: “Teen Queen UK has raised a phenomenal amount for charity and the girls have changed the lives and living conditions for their peers in Vietnam with Allambie. We are so excited for the final and look forward to a truly wonderful night in association with our fantastic partners.”
The 15-year-old also had a word of warning to her competitors for Friday, August 30, final at Alexandra Palace.
She said: “As this year's program says: Keep Calm and Win the Crown and that's exactly what I'm hoping for!”
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