A TEENAGER narrowly missed out on being crowned Miss Durham at Sedgefield Racecourse at the weekend.
Emily Foster, 17, from Trimdon Colliery, was one of six is one finalists who took to the stage on Saturday and came second.
She was just pipped to the title by winner Stephanie Cassar, from Stanley.
But Emily, who is taking her A-levels at Hartlepool Sixth Form College, won two all-access tickets to a Ladies’ Evening featuring TV presenter Vernon Kay, at the racecourse in August.
Abbie Dadd, commercial executive for Miss Durham, said: “It went really well and all the girls were absolutely fabulous to work with.
“They all did well and we are looking forward to next year.”
The finalists competed in three rounds at the final which involved them speaking about themselves and how they raised money for the Army Benevolent Fund.
The judging panel included Sophie Wallace, Miss Durham’s 2014 winner, Sadie ‘The Bra Lady’ Ayton and her husband Tom, Commanding Officer Karl Mace and Julie Towler of the Jaiz Hairdressers franchise in Sedgefield and Stockton.