Stephanie’s go­ing for beauty glory

To­ry­glen woman’s first pageant

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

A To­ry­glen woman is hop­ing for some model be­hav­iour - as she en­ters her first beauty pageant.

Stephanie Dono­van, of Ard­na­hoe Av­enue, will take part in the UK Power Pageant 2016 Grand Fi­nal on July 10 in Lan­cashire.

The 23- year- old for­mer Stonelaw High pupil, who works at the King’s Park Ho­tel, ap­plied for the con­test af­ter al­ways be­ing in­ter­ested in mod­el­ling.

And now she’ll be one of the mod­els rep­re­sent­ing Scot­land at the con­test, with pos­si­ble trips to Las Ve­gas, South Africa or Ja­pan lined up if she wins.

She said: “I’ve al­ways been in­ter­ested in mod­el­ling, so I sent my ap­pli­ca­tion and a photo off to Power Pageant and they got back straight away to say they wanted me in the fi­nal.

“I was like ‘ wow, what’s hap­pen­ing ‘– I’d never even done a pageant be­fore and they were say­ing they wanted me there as Miss Glas­gow. “It’s been crazy but re­ally good. “Ba­si­cally every girl who takes part has four dif­fer­ent chances of win­ning, as there’s four dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories.”

How­ever Stephanie ad­mits she will be feel­ing a few but­ter­flies on the night it­self, es­pe­cially as she has never taken part in any­thing like this be­fore.

She added: “I’m go­ing down on the Fri­day and on the Satur­day we do the reg­is­tra­tion and have in­ter­views with the judges.

“Then the show it­self is Sunday evening – I’m just re­ally ex­cited be­cause I’ve never done any­thing like this be­fore, so I’m buzzing.

“I’ll def­i­nitely be ner­vous on the night of the show, though– there’s two rounds, an evening dress round and a swimwear round, and ob­vi­ously I’ve never done any­thing like this be­fore and now I need to get my kit off to walk down a cat­walk in front of loads of peo­ple!

“So that’s nerve-wrack­ing, but it’ll be an amaz­ing op­por­tu­nity.”

Stephanie, who’s lived in To­ry­glen all her life, is now hop­ing that suc­cess in the pageant could lead to fur­ther mod­el­ling of­fers down the line.

If she wins one of the four ti­tles on of­fer, like Miss In­ter­con­ti­nen­tal, then she would travel fur­ther afield to other pageants.

Closer to home is a fundrais­ing 5K run she is tak­ing part in for the Christie Char­ity, who sup­port pa­tients with can­cer.

And she has been given loads of sup­port from her friends and col­leagues.

She said: “All my work col­leagues are re­ally be­hind me – they’ve been sup­port­ing me and spon­sor­ing me, and so have my friends and fam­ily.

“Ev­ery­one’s been re­ally sup­port­ive, es­pe­cially my mum and my boyfriend – he’s al­ways say­ing things like ‘go get em babe!’”

More i n f o rma­tion on Stephanie’s fundrais­ing run can be found at www.just­giv­ing.com/ fundrais­ing/Stephanie-Dono­van

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