Sep 20 2012 by Caitlin Black, Harrow Observer
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A TEENAGER has bagged herself a place in the semi final of a beauty competition.
Latvian-born, Anastasija Bogdonova, 15, was scouted at the Clothes Show Live in Birmingham, last Christmas to participate in the annual Miss Fresh Teen competition.
She sailed through each stage and has reached the semi finals.
The 15-year-old, of Princes Drive, Harrow, said: “It is so exciting, I never thought I wanted to do this sort of thing, but it’s really fun and interesting.
“I was shocked when they approached me at the Clothes Show, I was just walking around with my friends and then all of a sudden I am in the semi finals.”
Despite getting a taste of the modelling and show business world, the Harrow High School pupil also enjoys playing sport and hopes to be a flight attendant one day.
She said: “I love flying. I have always wanted to be an air stewardess, it looks like it would be such fun. I do like the modelling though – I love getting my make-up done and dressing up in nice clothes.”
Anastasija loves to compete and has been a dedicated ballroom and Latin American dancer since she was seven years old.
“I love competitions, some might call me competitive,” she said. “I think I am quite good, I have been doing it for a while.”
Miss Fresh Teen is a beauty contest for 13 to 19-year-olds and the semi final contestants with the most public votes win a place in the national final.
The finalists will take part in a photo shoot final and one winner will be crowned the winner.
The teenager will find out if she has made it through to the finals on October 6.
She added: “My parents are really supportive, they are very proud. All my family have voted for me which is nice. My younger sister, Alida, is more excited about it than any of us, she loves it. She is only 10.”
To vote for Anastasija, text FRESH then TEEN604 to 84555. Text votes cost 50p plus standard network rate. Or from a landline, call 0901 307 0130, then dial 04 when prompted. Phone votes cost 51p plus network extras.