A YOUNG dance graduate is hoping to wow Paris later this year when she represents Glasgow in The Face of Europe competition.
Freya Jane Taylor was selected as The Face of Glasgow 2013 a couple of weeks ago, but now needs to raise about £500 in sponsorship to pay for flights and accommodation for the next stage in the competition in November.
The former Boclair Academy pupil will jet out to Disney Land Paris to compete in the competition which is open to girls from across the globe.
The 21-year-old graduate of Anniesland College in Glasgow said: “It will be quite a challenge. Although it is called the Face of Europe it is open to women for across the globe and there are is at least one entrant from America.
“I am currently in the process of looking for sponsors to help me with the costs of competing.”
Freya’s is hoping that taking part in the beauty pageant will help her in her ultimate aim of setting up a programme in primary school to get youngsters active at dance, but knows winning the event will be tough.
She said: “Last year 150 girls from all over the world took part.
“It is not until November so I have some time to get help from local businesses who may be interested in becoming my sponsors.”
Freya gained an HND in dance and lives in Torrance.
She is looking forward to going back to Paris as she worked at Disneyland Paris from May last year until January this year.
She added: “I know it will be a tough competing and will be competing against girls from all over the world. Face of Europe finalists can nominate two charities to benefit from their work and my charities are Make-A-Wish foundation and Cancer Research UK.”
Freya is busy fundraising at the moment but knows if she is to stand a chance of competing will need to get sponsors, adding, “I will be more than happy to do promotional work and events for sponsors, as the Face of Glasgow.”