Claire- Louise Catterall Crowned Miss Cymru International 2013

Road to Miss International Great Britain 2013: On Saturday 26th January 2013, the first ever Miss Cymru International and Miss Teen International Cymru 2013 were crowned at the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl.

The crown and title of ‘Miss Cymru International 2013’ went to Claire- Louise Catterall. Clair, who travelled from her hometown of Deeside for the pageant is 24 years of age. She will now not only have the chance to compete for the title of Miss International GB, at the Miss International GB final taking place on 20th April 2013 at The Pavilion, Winter Gardens, Blackpool, but she will also be travelling to Chicago in July to compete at the fantastic Miss International. Miss International will see Claire compete with other crowned girls from all over the world for the highly acclaimed Miss International title.

Claire- Louise Catterall and Sophie Vijay

Claire- Louise Catterall and Sophie Vijay

The crown and title of ‘Miss Teen International Cymru 2013’ went to Sophie Vijay who is 17 years old and from Ammanford. She will now have the chance to compete for the title of Miss Teen International Great Britain, at the Miss Teen International Great Britain final, again taking place on 20th April 2013 at The Pavilion, Winter Gardens, Blackpool.

As well as all of this, Claire and Sophie have also become ambassadors for the Joshua Foundation. Having all ready raised a fantastic amount of money during the run up to Miss Cymru International 2013, the girls will continue to work with the charity throughout the year raising awareness for the charity across Wales.

Claire and Sophie were chosen by a panel of judges, made up of current and former Beauty queens as well as an ambassador of the Joshua Foundation. The judges were: Jasmine Milano (Chair Judge, Miss International GB 2012), Courtenay Hamilton (Miss Wales 2010), Lisa Lazarus (Miss Universe GB 2008), Beverley Roberts (Miss Wales International 2012) and Adrian Cornelius (Official Ambassador of The Joshua Foundation).

All the finalists who took part in the final worked extremely hard to raise money and the final total raised was an amazing £6500.

Thank you to all the finalists who took part in the pageant. We have loved working with each and every one of you.

Other winners included:

Miss Cymru International 1st Runner Up- Stephanie Lubbock
Miss Cymru International 2nd Runner Up- Amie Myhill
Miss Cymru International 3rd Runner Up- Eloise Witcombe
Miss Cymru International Charity- Laura Thomas
Miss Cymru International Charity 1st Runner Up- Eloise Witcombe
Miss Cymru International Charity 2nd Runner Up- Claire Louise Catterall
Miss Cymru International Popularity- Janthia Morgan
Miss Cymru International Popularity 1st Runner Up- Lara Stephen
Miss Cymru International Popularity 2nd Runner Up- Hollie- Ann Whittaker
Miss Teen International Cymru Charity- Sophie Vijay
Miss Teen International Cymru Popularity- Charlotte Williams

Amy Davies

Fundraising Coordinator- South Wales

The Joshua Foundation

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