A GLAMOROUS Hockley Heath teenager has been selected as a semi-finalist in the national modelling competition to find Miss Teen Queen UK 2009.
Deven Pledger is now hoping to make the final 50 after being selected from over 12,000 entrants.
However the 16-year-old must finish in the top three out of 50 semi-finalists to make it into the final.
All of this is quite a turnaround for Deven, who only returned to full-time education a year ago, after three years of fighting Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (M.E.).
Through sheer guts and determination, the Henley-in-Arden pupil has fought to catch up with her studies – and to develop her interest in fashion.
“I am really excited!” said Deven. “I have a passion for modelling, and would love to be in the final.”
August could be a nail-biting month for the teenager.
If she is one of the top three girls with the most votes in the semi-final, she will go through to the live Grand Final on August 13, just two weeks before she receives her GCSE results.
To vote for Devon text “Deven Pledger” to 84205, or call 0901 656 1515 and enter ‘28’ when indicated.