‘She needed a confidence boost and getting through to the finals has given her that’ – Madison-May, 13, to represent Stevenage in national modelling competition

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A Stevenage schoolgirl has been selected to represent the town in the finals of a national modelling competition.

Madison-May Dumbrell will represent Stevenage at the Miss Teen British Isles competition

Madison-May Dumbrell will represent Stevenage at the Miss Teen British Isles competition - Credit: Archant

Madison-May Dumbrell was chosen as Miss Teen Stevenage by a judging panel and will now go on to compete to become Miss Teen British Isles.

Mum Katrina, 43, said: “I made the application for her and told her when she reached the semi finals. A lot of people tell her how pretty she is but she just needed a confidence boost and getting through to the finals has given her that.”

Madison was excited and nervous when she learned she had been put forward for the title.

The thirteen-year-old said: “I only found out a little while ago – it was such a surprise. My friends are all really proud of me.”


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As well as mum Katrina and dad, Gary, 50, cheering her on, Madison has the support of sisters Amelia, 10 and four-year-old Eryn.

Katrina said: “Eryn is a bit young but Amelia looks up to Madison completely.”

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At the event, she will be wearing a charity band for Cancer Research UK, which she has also has special permission from Marriotts School to wear in class as it’s a cause close to the family’s hearts.

If she does take the crown at the finals in Liverpool on March 20, Madison will be donating a percentage of the prize money to the charity and will raise awareness of the cause through any opportunities which come off the back of the contest.

“I’m really excited to be a part of the competition – I’m really girly so getting involved has been great.”

The family are hoping to find a sponsor to fund Madison’s entry and travel costs and are appealing for a local company to supply her with an evening gown and tips on hair and make up. Email katmellow@hotmail.com if you can help.

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