South Shields model impresses Chico to win pageant crown

Coral, left, with Chico, centre, with fellow judges and Miss Sunderland, Lucy Hough. Photos by Carro Studio
Coral, left, with Chico, centre, with fellow judges and Miss Sunderland, Lucy Hough. Photos by Carro Studio

A South Shields model will represent Newcastle at one of the country’s biggest beauty pageants after being crowned Miss Newcastle GB.

Judges including X Factor finalist Chico chose Coral Patrick as the title winner after she competed against finalists at a Moulin Rouge-themed final at Ramside Hall Hotel, near Durham.

Coral on the catwalk

Coral on the catwalk

The 21-year-old said: “Being crowned Miss Newcastle GB 2016 is a truly amazing honour. The last 24 hours have been such a whirl wind but it’s been an experience that will stay with me forever. I simply can’t put how much this means to me into words. I will do my utmost to fulfil the role and everything that comes with being Miss Newcastle GB, but most of all, I just want to do the area proud”

The final was held alongside a Miss Sunderland contest, which was attended by around 200 people who watched a performance by Chico, as well as rounds including Moulin Rouge, swimwear and formal wear.

The judging panel also included Capital Radio Breakfast Presenters Bodge and Matt, Mel Donoghue site President of Barclays Sunderland, Dawn Carney of DC Couture of Yarm, fashion blogger Pixie Tenenbaum and Miss Sunderland 2015, Sarah Douglas.

Organised by Headline Models and Butterwick Hospice, the event raised £5,000 for Capital FM’s Global’s Make Some Noise charity.

The Moulin Rouge round

The Moulin Rouge round

Event co-organiser and director of Headline Models, Simon Robertson, said “I am delighted and thrilled for Coral. She showed the complete package, inner and outer beauty and great personality. The standard was so high and I would like to congratulate all our finalists for taking part in Miss North East GB 2016 this year”

Coral will represent Newcastle at the Miss Great Britain final in September in Leicester. She has also won a modelling contract with Headline Models, as well becoming ambassador for media partners Capital FM’s charity Global’s Make Some Noise and a full model portfolio with Carro Studio.

Newcastle

Winner - Miss Newcastle GB 2016

Coral Patrick - 21, South Shields

2nd place - Libby Hutchinson - 21, North Shields

3rd place - Tara Tordoff - 22, Newcastle

Awards

Miss Charity - Stephanie Cattran - 26, Newcastle

Miss Photogenic - Coral Patrick - 21, South Shields