New mum Aisha Allon will tonight find out if she’s in the running to be Miss Great Britain.
Just three months ago Aisha gave birth but the 18-year-old from Brockley Whins, South Shields, will be on stage battling against 60 other beauties at Wynyard Hall for the title of Miss Sunderland.
Aisha, who has modelled for Barbour and New Look, was thrilled to beat nationwide competition to get through to the final of Miss Teen British Isles last August.
However the teenager had to give up her dream after she failed to find the required sponsorship to take her to the event in Liverpool.
She said: “I was so disappointed. It was all I wanted to do. I was really gutted.”
Shortly after her setback, she discovered she was pregnant with her little boy, and that made her even more determined to fulfil her dreams of a career in fashion.
To win would be a dream come true.Aisha Allon
Just three months after welcoming son Reuben into the world, she has bagged herself a place in the regional final, in the hope of qualifying for Miss Great Britain in September.
She’s managed it after securing sponsorship from Hedworth Hall, in South Shields, and the Red Hackle, on the Scotch Estate.
Apart from the coveted place in the national competition, the title winners will also be given a two-year contract with Gateshead-based modelling agency Headline Models.
Aisha, who is studying heath and social care and business at Chichester House, said: “I’m very thankful to these sponsors.
“To win would be a dream come true. I want to prove that I am able to do this for myself and my son, that I can be a young mum and still follow my dreams.
“Some people criticise young mums but I’m doing this for our future.”