Pont teenager will participate in UK pageant

Juliette Taylor is one of the Junior Miss Galaxy UK finalists after she was chosen as the Junior Miss Northumberland Galaxy winner.
Juliette Taylor is one of the Junior Miss Galaxy UK finalists after she was chosen as the Junior Miss Northumberland Galaxy winner.

A teenager has added another string to her bow after being named Junior Miss Northumberland Galaxy.

Juliette Taylor is a member of Ponteland Repertory Society, she will take part in the pantomime at The People’s Theatre this Christmas and she has showcased her dance skills in a number of performances from a young age.

The 14-year-old got involved in some photo shoots earlier this year and she then decided to enter a pageant.

She was delighted to be chosen as the winner for the county, which means she is one of the finalists for the Junior Miss Galaxy UK competition at a venue in Lancashire in February.

Part of being a finalist involves charity fund-raising and Juliette is now doing even more events for good causes as she is following in the footsteps of dad David – who has raised thousands of pounds for St Oswald’s Hospice, where he works as a chef.

She said: “I took part in a prom-themed fashion show in March and I met Harriotte Lane, who has done a number of pageants. Harriotte invited me to be part of a couple of charity photo shoots, which were a lot of fun, and from there, I had some professional photos taken and I decided to enter the competition.

“I was proud to be short-listed as it’s a new thing for me, so I was amazed to be named Junior Miss Northumberland Galaxy. I can’t wait for the UK finals in February – it will be a great experience.

“A few of my friends will also be taking part and I’m looking forward to meeting the other finalists.”

Juliette is part of a team of princesses for the Taylor-made children’s parties run by mum Jill and the Ponteland High School student has got her friends on board for a winter wonderland ball she is organising to raise money for the Little Princess Trust.