Mariah Turkson, a 17-year-old from Stevenage, has been named as a finalist for Miss Teen Great Britain.

The competition, run by Pageant Girl, awards those who show dignity, courage, intelligence, creative talent, and kindness.

After being selected as Miss Teen Hertfordshire, Mariah will now attend a "Grand Final" in Chorley, in July 2024.

The Comet: Mariah Turkson from Stevenage.Mariah Turkson from Stevenage. (Image: Mariah Turkson)

The winner of the competition will receive "incredible prizes" including a cash sum.

The 17-year-old said: "I am so excited to be representing my county in such an exciting event.


"Even more so, I am especially excited to participate in charity work and give to those who need as well as raise awareness for important causes.

"Winning the final would be so life-changing for me and would open so many pathways not only for me but so many other young girls who want to dip their toes into the world of pageantry.

"Currently, I am researching charities in Hertfordshire who I can support during my reign as Miss Teen Hertfordshire."