A mum from Wellingborough is flying the flag for Northamptonshire at an international beauty pageant which takes place in Paris next month.
Natalie Allen is taking part in the Face of the Globe competition and won the Northamptonshire heat of the contest last year.
This is only the second pageant Mrs Allen has taken part in.
She said: “The event is in the first week of April. We go to London for a few days first of all, and then travel to Paris - I’m really looking forward to it.”
At the Face of Northamptonshire event last year, Natalie was also crowned the highest fundraiser after she collected more than £900 for the Rainbow Child Foundation. The overall highest winner is also able to donate 10 per cent of the funds raised by all contestants to their chosen charity.
Natalie has selected the Systemic Sclerosis Foundation. Systemic Sclerosis is an auto-immune condition, and Natalie has the condition, which affects her lungs and fingers and sometimes makes it difficult for her to look after her young son Star.
To sponsor Natalie, visit www.justgiving.com/Natalie-Allen13.