Earlier this summer, we had the pleasure of welcoming Eddison Holmes-Dennett to the Sunday Best family for a week of work experience at SB HQ. Fast forward a few months, and Eddison has been crowned as the deserving recipient of Miss Junior Teen Great Britain!
Even in such a short space of time this summer, we all agreed that ‘Ed’, as she likes to be known, was super special, beyond helpful and willing to learn as much as she could. We loved having her on the team!
We even managed to rope her in for a few impromptu photo shoots during her time with us…
Ed then came back to us a few weeks ago to model for our ‘Best Friends’ night in store, with her mum and Nana watching in the audience.
A month later, Ed found herself in the final of Miss Junior Teen Great Britain at The Globe Theatre, Blackpool, following two years of hard work and after narrowly missing out on the title last year.
To prepare for the finals of the event, Ed trained with a pageant coaching academy as part of work on her stage presence and also perfected her interview skills - a technique which she said was strengthed through her time at Sunday Best too, after dealing with customers first hand.
Ed also raised £1,000 for Together for Short Lives and attended events through Lancashire, representing the Miss Teen GB system.
All of this, plus being judged in the finals on fashion, evening wear and interview skills by a panel of 9 judges saw Eddison come out on top and claim the title this year!
The look on her face as her name was announced is priceless!
Eddison is now collecting sponsors for her year ahead and she is planning to complete a charity zip wire down the longest zip wire in the UK…. pretty good going for a newly crowned queen we’d say!
Ed is hoping to go on to study psychology, art, design technology and textiles at college after she finishes school and we would edge our bets that there is a bright future ahead for her as one of the most lovely work experience students we’ve had at Sunday Best.
She said: “It feels like all of the hard work over the last couple of years has paid off and I can’t believe I’ve achived my dream title!”
“My role model is my mum; she is a strong woman who is liked by many and is determined. I hope to be just like her.”
Congratulations Ed! Love from all of us at SB X