A teenager from Balcurvie has proved she has top model credentials after she scooped a second beauty queen title recently.
Nineteen-year-old Melissa Douglas took part in the Model Scotland Teen Queen 2014 competition in December, eventually coming away with the coveted crown, plus an extra nod for Miss Congeniality.
“It’s really good that I got the congeniality award from the other girls,” said Melissa. “And it’s even better that I won! I really want to do more charity work this year.”
This is the second pageant Melissa has won in the past 12 months, after being crowned the winner of the Miss Teen Galaxy competition last March.
Since then, she has worked hard to raise money for the likes of Rachel House and Teenage Cancer Trust, even abseiling from the Forth Rail Bridge. Mum Debbie said: “Taking part in the pageants is a great thing for Melissa – it means she isn’t hanging around or getting in trouble and she has been able to do a lot for charity too.”
As well as competing in pageants, Melissa has also been acting as somewhat of a mentor to two local girls who also have high hopes of making it big. The Mail featured 18-year-old Molly Barclay in December, a neighbour of Melissa’s, who has been getting tips in preparation for the Miss Galaxy UK competition in March. And also learning the tricks of the trade is 12-year-old Kelsie Buist from Kennoway, a finalist in Junior Miss Galaxy UK.