Model Springburn schoolgirl Amy set to take to the stage for Miss Scotland Perfect pageant

Amy is pictured with sponsor Goa Spice's Jas Singh and Jag Singh
Amy is pictured with sponsor Goa Spice's Jas Singh and Jag Singh

A TEENAGER has her sights set on modelling success after narrowly missing out on a national beauty contest title.

Amy Gardiner (16), from Springburn, recently took to the stage for the final of the Miss Teen Galaxy Scotland beauty pageant - after becoming Miss Teen Paisley Galaxy 2013.

The Springburn Academy pupil travelled down to Chorley, Lancashire, with mum Janette to take part in the competition, made up of four different rounds - interview, eveningwear, fashion-wear and swimwear.

The judges marked her top for the interview round and, although she didn’t win the title and proceed to the world finals in America, she was delighted to be named second runner up in her first ever pageant.

Amy was also undisputed ‘Miss Publicity’ after spending the last seven months doing a host of volunteer and charity fundraising work.

The caring youngster is a regular visitor to Radio Lollipop at Yorkhill Children’s Hospital, and her numerous public appearances have included hosting the C-change Stars in ther Eyes charity night for disabled children alongside singer Barbara Bryceland.

Her dedicated fundraising work has seen her take part sponsored walks and runs, with a number of charities benefiting - including Marie Curie Cancer Care, Cash For Kids and Cat Concern.

Now Amy is hoping for more success at Modelscotland’s Miss Scotland Perfect 2013 pageant - after reaching the finals to be held at Glasgow’s Shawlands Park Hotel on May 5.

She’s already hard at work raising cash for the event’s charities - which include the British Red Cross, Yorkhill Children’s Foundation, The Scottish SPCA and The Salvation Army - and has a sponsored walk planned for April 14.

Mum Janette said: “We’re all very proud of Amy and she did really well at Miss Teen Galaxy.

“She doesn’t know for sure what she wants to do in the future but she’s really enjoying doing all the volunteering and charity work.

“We’d like to thank Goa Spice, in Springburn for sponsoring her for Miss Scotland Perfect.

“Thanks too to her other supporters - Terry Boyd Photography, the Regent Bar and Grill and its owner Ally, Karen at Nails 2 U, Stacey at Fringes Hair Salon, Louise at LHG Designs and Lisa at Belle of the Ball.

“Thanks also to Assam’s Indian Restaurant in West Regent Street who are matching every penny Amy raises up to £500.”

If you would like to support Amy, you can contact her by emailing janetteg73@hotmail.co.uk

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