College Student Takes Home North East Modelling Crown
Sat, 2001-10-06 01:00
An East Durham College student has took home the 2012 Face of the North East crown on Sunday evening.
Megan Crombie,18, joined the College this year to study a Foundation Degree in Sports and Exercise Development, took the title in Sunday’s grand final at the Ramside Hall in Durham after being chosen from a starting 270 competitors.
As well as taking the top prize, Megan, from Blackhall in County Durham, also received the award for best personality at the event and she admitted she was completely shocked to take both awards on the night.
Megan said: “I was absolutely over the moon completely overwhelmed didn’t think in the slightest I would win.
“I was shocked just to be placed in the top eight and then I got awarded Miss Personality which was a massive surprise.
“When they announced my name as the winner I was miles away, expecting someone else to win, then next thing I knew loads of people were screaming and shouting, it then clicked that I had won and I just burst into tears.”
But the hard work doesn’t stop their for Megan, her win at the weekend is just the start of her journey as now she gets set for Disneyland Paris in November where she will represent the North East in the Face of Europe competition.
Megan added: “Winning Face of the North East means I have qualified to represent the region in Face of Europe in November, which I am extremely proud to be doing.
“Firstly I travel to Folkestone on November 18th meeting up with all the finalists from around Europe before travelling on to Disneyland for the grand final on November 22nd.”
After Sunday night’s win for Megan it was another new challenge as she started her first day at the College and she can’t wait to get started.
“I can’t wait to get underway with my studies at the College. I chose to take the course at EDC as I had heard a lot of good things about the facilities and the course itself,” Megan said.
“Sport is a huge part of my life and the College seemed like a perfect match for what I wanted to do.”