“Another exciting day and thrilled to announce our fourth special guest judge for our Miss North East GB Finals Pixie Tenenbaum. She is a well known Fashion and Beauty Blogger from the North East and contributing editor to Belle Bridal Magazine and NE Love. She will be joining Capital FM Breakfast Presenters ‘Bodg’ Howard & MattChico Slimani on the panel for our first final on 12th May for our Durham GB & Teesside GB Finalists.” – Simon Robertson, Director, Headline Models

Well Voyeurs, I’m honoured to tell you that I’ve been asked to be a judge at the Miss North East 2016 Pageant finals!  This is brand new territory for me but something that I’m pretty excited about nonetheless!  I’ll be joining Bodg & Matt from Capital FM North East’s Breakfast Show, Chico from X Factor, last year’s Miss Durham: Lauren Wells and DC Couture’s Dawn Carney as we make up the Judging Panel.

The pageant has seen an overwhelming number of entries for 2016 and as a result, has been split into two regional finals which will see four finalists crowned and given titles; Miss Durham, Miss Teesside, Miss Newcastle and Miss Sunderland.  Spanning the whole of the North East, these four title holders will then move on to the Miss GB pageant representing the region for 2016.  Very exciting stuff right?

If you know anything about the pageant scene then you’ll already know that each year a theme is assigned and the event and the girls are sty;ed and choreographed to fit the theme – this year it’s Moulin Rouge, a racy theme without a doubt, but very pageantesque!

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The first of the finals will be held at the amazing Hardwick Hall on May 12th where Miss Durham and Miss Teesside will be crowned, with the second event taking place at the fabulously refurbished Ramside Hall Hotel and Spa on June 9th where Miss Newcastle and Miss Sunderland 2016 will receive their titles.

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The pageant isn’t just about beautiful girls – although it is full of them, these girls are working closely with two local charities: Butterwick Hospice and Capital FM’s Make Some Noise to raise money which will benefit under privileged children.  All of the girls are responsible for coming up with their own ways of generating money for the charities – admirable work, and with a sash for the girl who generates the most money for the charity, the competition is fierce.

Now I’ve heard a rumour that the contestants are working on a little Christina Aguilera era Moulin Rouge opening number so I’m dusting off my crown and getting my best frock ready in preparation, stay tuned for updates Voyeurs, this one could get interesting!

Pixie x

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