A BEDLINGTON singer hit the right note with judges of a beauty and personality pageant as she won the competition’s third heat.
Vocalist Ami Vaziri triumphed at the latest qualifier of Miss Northumberland 2012, booking her place in the final in the process.
The 22-year-old was top of the pops at the The Black Swan heat in Alnwick last Wednesday.
“I’m thrilled to have won the third heat among such an incredible group of girls,” said Ami, a singer in six-piece function band The Volume.
Having recently returned to Northumberland following an overseas tour with the group, she added: “I’m absolutely delighted to be going forward into the Miss Northumberland final.”
Miss Black Swan Ami was one of four girls to be put through on the night, with Nasrene Harrison, 18, and Stephanie Loraine, 19, both from Newcastle, and Lynemouth’s Katie Bell, 22, also impressing the judging panel, made up of three female sponsor members, Amy Slavin, of Frock N Roll, and Jill Brown and Naomi Valentine, from Northumberland Butlers 4 You, and head judge Mark Chapman, of main sponsor Rhinox.
The quartet can now look forward to the June 29 final, which takes place at Newton Hall, Newton-by-the-Sea.
The winner of Miss Northumberland 2012 will receive a modelling contract with newly-established Glamrus Model Agency, as well as a host of prizes, and will compete in the 2013 Miss England contest.
The battle for this year’s county crown comes on the back of 2011’s inaugural competition, which was won by Wooler lass Laura Hickey.
It has been organised by One Voice Productions Ltd, which has once again teamed up with the News Post Leader and our sister papers the Northumberland Gazette, Morpeth Herald and Berwick Advertiser, and is in aid of St Oswald’s Hospice.
Girls aged 17 to 24 by April 2013 can still enter the competition via the website, www.missnorthumberland.co.uk