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.