Granny scoops crown

Lau­rie will now travel to China for fi­nal

Hamilton Advertiser - - NEWS - Kirsten Mcs­tay

A glam Hamil­ton gran was crowned Mrs UK Clas­sic last week­end – and will now jet off to China for the fi­nal.

Lau­rie Meisak (55) picked up the crown at the event which was held in Buck­ing­hamshire on Sun­day night.

The com­pe­ti­tion cel­e­brates the achieve­ments of to­day’s mar­ried women, aged 45 and over. Lau­rie, from Lit­tle Earnock was thrilled to win on the evening and said: “At the age of 55 I want to prove that beauty doesn’t have a shelf-life or a sell-by date, and be­ing the mother of four chil­dren, I want to show all women that any­thing is pos­si­ble at any age – even if you’re a grand­mother!”

Her hus­band Kenny, who she has been mar­ried to for 36 years, was in­cred­i­bly proud of his wife.

He said: “Lau­rie would de­scribe her­self as sim­ply a mother, a friend, and a life­long wife and part­ner.

“She is al­ways self-ef­fac­ing and thinks of her­self as per­fectly or­di­nary in ev­ery way. “In my eyes she is quite ex­tra­or­di­nary. “Wher­ever she goes, she bright­ens other peo­ple’s days, es­pe­cially mine!”

The com­pe­ti­tion, which cel­e­brates mar­ried woman and their fam­i­lies, was held over two days along­side the Mrs Eng­land, Mrs Scot­land and Mrs Wales events which in­volved 13 fi­nal­ists from all over the UK com­ing to­gether to learn about them­selves and oth­ers, to raise money for char­ity and to at­tend sev­eral em­pow­er­ment sem­i­nars for women.

Han­nah Bat­ten, the com­pe­ti­tion direc­tor, said she was also de­lighted for Lau­rie.

She added:“lau­rie is the per­fect ex­am­ple of a mod­ern woman. As well as run­ning her own busi­ness, Lau­rie is a mother, a wife, a grand­mother and a beau­ti­ful woman on the in­side.”

Lau­rie de­cided to fol­low her daugh­ter’s foot­steps onto the cat­walk and has re­ceived lots of en­cour­age­ment from Amy Meisak (24), a for­mer Miss Scot­land fi­nal­ist who has trav­elled all over the world tak­ing part in pageants.

And now Lau­rie is thrilled to be the first woman from Scot­land to win the pres­ti­gious Mrs UK Clas­sic ti­tle and is de­lighted to be head­ing to China for the in­ter­na­tional fi­nal in Jan­uary.

Beam­ing with pride Lau­rie MeisakPic­ture by Tim Fox Glam The ladies at the Mrs UK World com­pe­ti­tion Daugh­ter

Amy Meisak has done some modelling and now her mum is fol­low­ing in her foot­steps

Fi­nal­ists Lau­rie Meisak (cen­tre) at the cer­e­monyPic­ture by Tim Fox

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