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This Preston teenager has been crowned the best in Britain

Posted on - 22nd April, 2017 - 5:22pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, People, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Elli Westwood seems genuinely overwhelmed at winning the national competition Pic: Tarleton Photography
Elli Westwood seems genuinely overwhelmed at winning the national competition Pic: Tarleton Photography

A teenager from Preston has been crowned as the first ever Britain’s Junior Miss.

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Elli Westwood, 15, from Preston, won the award for her charity work and having spent the year as Junior Miss PrestonĀ – shadowing the current Miss England Elizabeth Grant.

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Miss Westwood said: “The whole day of rehearsing and performing at the night was amazing.

“I would definitely put it up there as one of the est experiences of my life, if not the best.

“I have met friends for life and learnt so much from all the other girls.

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Elli with Elizabeth Grant the current Miss England Pic: Louise Westwood
Elli with Elizabeth Grant the current Miss England at the Egg Rolling on Easter Monday Pic: Louise Westwood

“I am over the moon to have won. The support from the other girls really made my night.”

Elli’s fundraising work has seen more than Ā£5,500 raised for children’s charity Variety who work to help disabled and disadvantaged children.

Read more: A new Miss Preston has been crowned for 2017

Last weekend Elli handed her Junior Miss Preston crown over and now has a year ahead touring the UK for the Miss BritainĀ duties.

Elli Westwood handed over the Junior Miss Preston crown
Elli Westwood handed over the Junior Miss Preston crown

She said: “I can’t wait to get stuck into the next 12 months with my national title and I am so happy I did Preston proud and brought the crown back to Preston. Britain isn’t going to know what’s hit it this year!”

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