Magical night for teen beauty queens at Face of East Yorkshire contest
GLAMOROUS beauties took to the stage in gorgeous gowns and Disney-themed fancy dress for the Face of East Yorkshire contest.
A total of 13 teens and 22 seniors battled it out over four rounds at the event at Lazaat in Cottingham.
The girls were all interviewed by a panel of judges before taking to the catwalk in casual wear, Disney wear and traditional evening wear.
The winner of the teen section was Rosie Teall, 16, while the senior crown was won by Kara Stratton.
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Kara, 17, of east Hull, said: "I was really shocked when they called my name out.
"I was turning around to look at the other girls because I thought one of them would win.
"I still can't believe it has happened."
Kara, who is a student at Wyke College, dressed as the White Rabbit from Alice In Wonderland for the Disney round.
She said: "I chose the rabbit because I am always late. Plus, rabbits are usually petite and I wanted to show that you don't have to be 6ft to do a pageant."
Kara and Rosie will both be heading to Disneyland Paris in November for the national final. They will have an all-expenses paid three-day trip and will be treated like Disney princesses.
Rosie, of east Hull, dressed as Pocahontas for the Disney round.
She said: "I chose Pocahontas because she doesn't follow anyone else's way and creates her own paths in life.
"She never does what other people tell her, which is exactly like me."
Rosie, who is a student at Wilberforce College, said she was overwhelmed about her win.
She said: "I froze on the spot and started crying when they announced my name.
"I entered because my friend said it was good fun but I never expected to win.
"I couldn't believe it. I'm still in shock now."
In the run-up to the pageant, the girls were asked to raise funds for two charities – The Rainbow Child Foundation, which supports youngsters in Africa, and Headway, a specialist brain injury unit based in Kent.
Organiser Emma Bird said she was surprised at the hard work and forethought that went into the Disney fancy dress round.
She said: "Last year was the first Face of East Yorkshire event we did.
"This year we added in the teen section and that went really well.
"We have the interview round because a lot of pageants are based solely on beauty but judges want to know the girls' personality as well.
"We had a really busy night and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves."