A Lightcliffe girl has become the first British contestent to be crowned Miss Galaxy International.
Halle-Blu Morrison attended the finals in Florida, USA, and beat off hundreds of contestants from all over the world to take the coveted title.
The 12-year-old said: “I am so thrilled and honoured to be crowned the first Junior Miss Galaxy international from the UK and I am so excited for my year as the title holder.”
She won the UK National final back in February that qualified her to attend the internationals to represent the UK
Halle-Blu who is an elite gymnast and National Champion cheerleader and will be attending numerous National and International events over the next year as a part of her international reign.
The Hipperholme Grammar student first decided she wanted to compete in pageants after watching her mum, Robyn Morrison,(pictured) become a success.
“I saw my mum competing and it just looked like a lot of fun. I wouldn’t do it if it wasn’t. When I won my first pageant I didn’t know whether to take my crown into school or not, but my friends wanted to see it and now a lot of them want to take part too.”
Robyn used to be an undercover policewoman before playing Terri Hall, a policewoman in the Australian soap Neighbours. She then moved to the UK where she married former Rugby League player Glenn Morrison, swapping her uniform for a tiara when she won the title Mrs Galaxy Europe in 2012.
And it seems that young Halle-Blu is now following in her mum’s successful footsteps. She already holds the title of undefeated European chearleading champion, as well as being an elite gymnast.
Halle-Blu now has a very exciting year ahead of her as Junior Miss Galaxy.
“I am so thrilled and honoured to be crowned the first Junior Miss Galaxy international from the UK and I am so excited for my year as the title holder,” she said.
When asked about what she enjoys about competing to be a beauty queen and she said: “I like meeting the other girls and raising money for charity,” she says, explaining that all the contestants in Galaxy UK are encouraged to support a particular good cause.