Simran, 16, is national teen queen semi-finalist

Simran Patel
Simran Patel

HIGHAM Ferrers teenager Simran Patel is a semi-finalist in the Teen Queen UK competition.

People have until May 31 to vote for her to win.

The 16-year-old, who goes to college in Northampton, was selected from hundreds of other girls to be a semi-finalist.

She beat off competition from other contestants in a public phone vote to go through to the semi-finals of the national competition. The text vote ends at 11.30pm on Thursday, May 31.

To vote for Simran text TQ followed by 33 to 81319. Texts will be charged at 75p plus your standard network charge. Any votes placed after the closing date may still be charged but will not be counted.

The winners for this heat will be announced live online at