Beauty crown joy for young mother

Tiffany Brown, Miss Northumberland Galaxy winner, with a five-week-old boy in the Children's Heart Unit at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.

Tiffany Brown, Miss Northumberland Galaxy winner, with a five-week-old boy in the Children's Heart Unit at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.

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A Morpeth woman will aim to become a national beauty queen after winning a county crown.

Following a series of intense workouts to lose the weight she had put on during pregnancy, Tiffany Brown decided to enter the Miss Northumberland Galaxy contest in the summer.

She was recently declared the winner and will now take part in the prestigious final of Miss Galaxy England 2015 in February.

Tiffany, who turns 21 in January, is using her title to raise funds and awareness for good causes, including the Children’s Heart Unit Fund (Freeman Hospital in Newcastle), autism charity The Toby Henderson Trust and The Christie Charity, which supports cancer patients.

She gave birth to son Charlie in August last year.

The Ulgham resident said: “Me and my partner decided that the time was right for us to have a baby and Charlie brings us so much joy.

“It did mean though that my personality changed as I went from being a very out-going model and dancer to a self-conscious mum after letting myself go during the pregnancy.

“One day I resolved to get back to the shape I was in before the pregnancy and I worked very hard in the months that followed to drop five stone. I’m grateful to my mum for helping me to lose the weight fairly quickly.

“I was in a really good mood when I found out about Miss Northumberland Galaxy and so I decided to enter the contest.

“It was a great surprise to be chosen as the winner and I’m pleased that all the workouts have paid off. I’m looking forward to going to Lancashire for Miss Galaxy England and meeting the other finalists.

“My family and friends think it’s absolutely fantastic and they are all very proud, particularly my dad. They are also pleased that I’m using the title to do some charity work.

“As a mum with a healthy boy, I want to do my bit to help good causes that support parents who have children with a disease or condition.”