A WORSBROUGH Village teenager has made history by being named as the youngest ever contestant to qualify for the Miss England event next year.
Alexandria Crystal is currently 15, but will celebrate her 16th birthday just a few weeks before the semi-final which takes places at Viva, Blackpool, on April 7.
She has automatically qualified for the competition as the judges’ wildcard choice - and a win would mean she’d compete at the coveted Miss World competition.
It was her mum, Vicky, who put her forward in the competition.
“I entered her without her knowing about it,” she told the Chronicle.
“They told me that they wanted to put her straight through as the judges’ wildcard choice.
“She was so shocked when I told her about it - I don’t think she’d have gone for it herself.”
But Vicky says it’s not an old-fashioned competition where women just walk up and down the cat walk ‘looking pretty’ - there’s now a talent aspect, something she says her daughter has a lot of.
Alexandria is using her platform to attempt to raise awareness about dyslexia - a condition she suffers with.
“She wants to get people talking about it,” she added.
“She is also looking to address further steps that could be done to support students with dyslexia.”