Ashley bids for Miss London title

PUBLISHED: 17:00 23 April 2016

Ashley Leon

Ashley Leon

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A University of Hertfordshire student has made it to the semi-finals of the Miss London and Miss Hippodrome competition.

Ashley Leon, 19, has been using her position as a semi-finalist to raise money for Beauty with a Purpose, which works with Miss World contestants to donate to local and international charity organisations.

Ashley, who is in her first year at the University of Hertfordshire and studies journalism, German, creative writing and English language, said: “I am into humanitarian work a lot so that is one thing that drew me in.

“I am enjoying raising money for the competition. I am happy to have this experience and I’m involving everyone at the university.

“Since I am so young it’s a great experience to have. Everyone in the competition is from different backgrounds; it’s really interesting to see.

“It just shows you how diverse and multicultural the competition really is as well. It’s about being yourself and coming in with a good attitude.”

Ashley was born in London but moved to Pennsylvania when she was five. She came back to the UK when she was 15 and now lives on the University of Hertfordshire campus.

She said: “I am mainly just fundraising for Beauty with a Purpose.

“I would like to do a raffle where I give away two large Dominoes pizzas because I think that’s everyone’s favourite.

“I am going to ask my student union to see if there’s anything I can do to partner with them.”

The winner of the Miss London and Miss Hippodrome competition, which is sponsored by Badarians Property Management, will receive a place representing London in the Miss England National Final.

The Miss London semi-final takes place at The Hippodrome Casino on Friday, May 6.

To vote for Ashley go to http://www.missengland.info/regionals/london


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