A SECOND youngster from Hartlepool is set to battle it out to become one of the new faces of the High Street after being selected for the national finals of a beauty pageant.
Amber Lee, 12, from the Headland, joins 10-year-old Campbell Daniels as one of only 25 children nationwide in the final of the Miss High Street modelling competition.
If she wins the competition, she will receive a 12-month modelling contract, £1,000 cash and a professional modelling portfolio.
Amber, who goes to English Martyrs School, will take part in rehearsals then compete in the Grand Final in Liverpool.
Proud mum Marina Lee said: “Her auntie sent off a photo and got an email back. I was absolutely over the moon, really ecstatic.
“I think I’ve told everyone in the town. She’s such a quiet and pleasant girl, I am so pleased for her, she is really excited.”
The competition is ran by Miss High Street Models, who aim to give aspiring models a prestigious and professional platform to showcase their potential on a national level.
Amber wants to go into performing arts or modelling, and the family believe that this opportunity could have come at the perfect time.
Her mum Marina added: “Amber has done a fashion show before, called Diamond Dolls, which was staged at the Grand Hotel.
“It took place in February and she thoroughly enjoyed it. The proceeds went to charity, and we felt like it was a really good cause.
“It was raising cash for Families First. Amber has a cousin who is a special needs child, so the charity is close to our hearts.”
Hartlepool Families First is a charity which aims to improve the lives of children, young people and families and the event managed to earn over a £1,000 at their Grand Hotel fashion event.
Amber is a ex-ballroom dancer and her family hope that this will help with confidence in front of a crowd.