‘Princess’ Keira is a stage star
Beauty pageant joy
A schoolgirl from The Murray has told how she felt “like a princess” when she took to the stage to compete for the Junior Miss Scotland title.
Eight-year-old Keira Connolly, who is a pupil at Heathery Knowe Primary, won through to the finals in Glasgow.
In what was her first-ever competition, Keira took second place but was named “most adorable” and as also having “the best smile”.
Keira is a big fan of the TV show Toddlers and Tiaras – which she often settles down to watch with her gran.
However, despite being a novice in the world of beauty pageants she showed no nerves and dazzled on stage.
“I wasn’t nervous at all and it was really good fun,” Keira told the News.
“My favourite bits were dressing up in the ball gown and the Halloween costume.”
She added: “I felt like a princess in the ball gown and I really liked performing up on stage.
“I used to go to dancing school so I made up my own routine for the talent section.”
Proud dad William believes the event was more nerve-wracking for the parents.
He said: “I think her mum Kirsty and myself were more nervous than she was, especially waiting for the results.
“For her to come second in her first-ever contest is a real achievement – the girl who won it had done two or three previously and she was up against girls with a lot more experience.
“She seemed to really enjoy the overall experience so if she wants to do more we won’t stop her.”
PrincessKeira Connolly starred in her first-ever pageant