A STUDENT has risen above health issues to be crowned Miss Cheshire 2009.
Catriona Cameron, 22, from Norton Village, Runcorn, said it was a “dream come true” to take first place in the regional heat of the Miss Beauty Queen UK competition at Middlewich Civic Centre earlier this month (April).
She said she was proud to be crowned the best-looking girl in the county, and looked forward to representing and promoting her community.
Miss Cameron added: “Winning the title has been a dream come true. I hope to use it as a platform to promote causes and events within Cheshire.
“I also hope organisations within Cheshire will contact me and let me know if they are hosting any events they would like me to get involved with over the next 12 months of my reign.”
Currently finishing her Masters degree in acting at LIPA in Liverpool, she hopes to go on to work as a Theatre in Education performer.
Miss Cameron said of her health issues: “I’ve always struggled with dyslexia and Irlens syndrome (which affects her visual perception) and this knocked my confidence while at school.
“The performing arts allowed me to express myself and my ideas in a more creative way which helped me to build my self-confidence and believe in my abilities.