Michaela through to final of beauty contest

Miss Northumberland 2012.
Miss Northumberland 2012.
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A SECOND Blyth beauty has made it through to the final of this year’s Miss Northumberland contest.

Michaela Woodhead, pictured, moved a step closer to fulfilling her dreams of securing the title after impressing the judges at the competition’s second heat, held at Blackmore’s of Alnwick last week.

The 21-year-old, one of three contenders to go through on the night, said she was shocked but pleased to make it to the final, being held on Friday, June 29, at Newton Hall at Newton-by-the-Sea.

She said: “I didn’t expect it at all. When the judges called my name out, I just couldn’t believe it.”

Michaela, a full-time beautician in Newcastle, says it would be a dream come true to take the Miss Northumberland title.

“It would be amazing. It would mean everything,” she said.

The others to make it through alongside Michaela were heat winner Stephanie Grieve, 17, of Alnwick, and Tamlyn Smith, also 17, of Ponteland.

They join fellow finalists including Blyth’s Jessica Cunningham, 22, winner of the previous heat, and Ashington’s Jodie Weatherstone, 16, Momay Kanittha, 17.

The 2012 Miss Northumberland contest, being held in aid of St Oswald’s Hospice in Gosforth, is being organised by Gateshead’s One Voice Productions with the backing of the News Post Leader and its sister papers the Morpeth Herald, Northumberland Gazette and Berwick Advertiser.

The contest’s third heat was due to take place last night at the Black Swan in Alnwick.

For more information, visit www.missnorthumberland.co.uk or call Simon Robertson on (0191) 487 6430.

Whoever takes this year’s title will win a string of prizes, including a modelling contract with Gateshead’s Glamrus Model Agency.

They will also follow in the footsteps of inaugural Miss Northumberland Laura Hickey, of Wooler, by going on to compete in next year’s Miss England competition.