Mrs Aberdeen to use crown to highlight good causes
A north-east beauty queen has vowed to use her talents to help put an end to sexual violence across the world.
Alana Stott, who lives in Peterculter with her husband Dean and children Mollie and Tommy, was crowned the first ever Mrs Aberdeen earlier this year.
She is now hoping to use the accolade to highlight charity campaigns against human trafficking and violence as she prepares to compete for the title of Mrs Scotland in September.
When she is not strutting her stuff on stage, Mrs Stott has a packed schedule to keep on top of.
She is currently running a campaign to generate £1 million for eight mental health charities operating in the UK.
Part of these efforts included supporting her husband as he pushed himself to the limit by cycling 14,000 miles through North and South America for the cause – collecting two Guinness World Records in the process.
Mrs Stott also organised the glitzy Heads Together fashion show and ladies’ lunch in May, bringing together women from across the north-east to raise money.
Describing her upbringing as “difficult,” Mrs Stott has risen to the challenge on every occasion. She got her first job at 11 and by 14 she was running her own telesales team.
Since then she has managed a bank, qualified as a close protection officer, and become an advanced sports nutritionist.
Mrs Stott also volunteers with the Rape Crisis Centre, is a member of The Children’s Hearing Panel and has been named an honorary member of The SBS Association, which provides support for Special Forces soldiers.
She said: “I’m honoured to have been bestowed the title of Mrs Aberdeen and it would be a dream come true to be crowned Mrs Scotland.
“The judges are looking for a successful wife, mother, business woman and philanthropist, and while it’s a privileged to be considered worthy, I will always be me, doing what I can to make a difference”.
She added: “I intend to utilise the Mrs Aberdeen platform to spotlight human trafficking and sexual violence, I’m appalled that people are bought and sold and will do everything I can to end such practices.
“I use my experiences to help other women to believe in themselves as I have learned to do, I’m really looking forward to making a difference to others and know how rewarding it is from all my previous charitable activities.”
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Alana Stott with her husband Dean and children Mollie and Tommy