Jessica Watts, Mayor's Ambassador and Miss Teen Walsall.

Glittering prizes for Bloxwich gem Jessica

Jessica Watts, Mayor's Ambassador and Miss Teen Walsall.
Jessica Watts, Mayor's Ambassador and Miss Teen Walsall.

Young ambassador, 2010 Bloxwich Carnival Princess and Miss Teen Walsall title holder Jessica Watts has picked up yet another crown.

The talented teenager won Miss Teen English Diamond following a competition in Manchester at the weekend.

Jessica is helping the Mayor of Walsall, Councillor Garry Perry, in his fundraising year and attends a host of events to develop links with the borough’s young people.

She is also planning a catwalk show February next year to be held at the Village Hotel featuring some of the young people who will benefit from the Mayor’s charity appeal.

The 16-year-old, who is a beauty apprentice and lives in Bloxwich, said Saturday’s competition had been an “amazing experience.”

She added: ” I am so excited about my win on Saturday – so much so I even wanted to sleep with my crown on!

“I am proud to be representing Walsall at the pageants and also honoured to be assisting the Mayor as his ambassador.  It is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me and I’m enjoying every minute.”

Jessica won a host of prizes including a sash, a Prada handbag, Chanel purse, a jewellery box and jewellery.  She will hold the title for 12 months and will be required to judge next years competition.

The Mayor said he was delighted that Jessica had done so well.

“She was helping out at Noddy Holder’s music quiz the night before, until late, and had to be up early the next morning to compete so she must have been exhausted,” he said.

“She is a real asset to my fundraising team and is working particularly hard to get the borough’s young people involved in our events.”

The Mayor’s Charity Appeal is raising money for The Creating Chances Trust, The Swing and PROUD (Parents Relatives and Others Understanding Down’s Syndrome)

Former Q3 Academy student Jessica has also made it as a finalist in the national competition – Miss Teen Galaxy next March.