Ball gown plea for teenager's big night at Miss Bath City compeition
A teenager who has reached the finals of the Miss Bath City competition is looking for a fairy godmother to find her an evening gown.
Saskia Cochrane is the youngest entrant in the competition, having just turned 17.
The Prior Park College pupil faces an additional challenge to the other finalists, finding a ball gown to fit her 5ft 10in body.
One section of the competition is the eco-round, which requires participants to wear a ball gown that has been passed down to them, or bought in a charity shop.
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Saskia cannot borrow one from her mum Karina Klein, as she is only 5ft 6, and a search of city charity shops has come up with nothing. Karina is now appealing for any taller woman who has a ball gown which Saskia can borrow to contact her.
She said: "Saskia is 5ft 10, and is the tallest girl in the competition.
"She needs a ball gown for one of the rounds, but we have not been able to find one to fit her."
This is the first time that Saskia, from Lansdown Heights, has entered a beauty competition.
Karina said: "She was over the moon to make it to the final 14, and I am very proud of her."
If anyone has a ball gown, they can contact Karina on 01225 337784.
The winner from the 14 finalists in the competition will go on to represent the city in the Miss England pageant.
All of the finalists are featured on the event website, and the public are able to vote for their favourite. The woman with the most votes is eligible for the Miss Popularity round of the contest should she not win the overall heat at the Hilton Hotel on February 3.
This will be followed by a regional heat in June and then the Miss England final in July.
Another contestant is Emily Hunt, 18, from Fairfield Park, who is studying language, literacy and communication at the University of Manchester.
She said: "To win Miss Bath City would be an amazing feeling."
People can vote for their favourite by visiting www.missengland.info/regionals/bath.
A woman from Bath is meanwhile hoping to be named Miss Galaxy UK.
Kate Rodger, from Oldfield Park, was chosen as Miss Bath Galaxy after applying online.
The 20-year-old will now go forward to a national final in February where one woman will be crowned Miss Galaxy UK.
Kate, who is studying mathematical sciences at the University of Bath, said: "If I won Miss Galaxy I would be over the moon."
The winner will travel to the USA to compete in the Miss Galaxy International final.