A MAYFIELD teenager who is partially sighted after suffering a brain haemorrhage has made it through to the semi-finals of a national beauty pageant.
The unlikely potential pageant princess Eve Rae 13, is a student at Heathfield Community College. As well as looking fabulous, Eve speaks Japanese and plays the drums.
Mum Julie told the Express: “Eve has two huge scars on her head after enduring three brain surgeries at just nine months old to repair the brain haemorrhage she suffered at birth. We didn’t know she had suffered and the damage only came to light when she was nine months old and had to have the operations. Her neurological consultant said she was a miracle baby and was lucky to be alive. But that’s Eve – she has great inner strength.”
She was left partially sighted by the massive haemorrhage and can only see out of one eye.
But this has not stopped Eve from doing everything she wants to do and that includes trying to become a beauty queen but one with a difference. A beauty queen that’s about more than just how she looks, one who has overcome adversity to become the beautiful person she is inside.
Eve’s skin is very pale and she has vitiligo (an auto immune disorder that leaves her with even whiter patches on her skin) but she refuses to use fake tan, choosing to accept her pale skin.
She’s a drum playing rock chick and an athlete who runs the hundred metres for her college.
Eve’s also a keen actress, having performed in plays at her college as well as with the Mayfield Evening WI.
Julie went on: “Eve’s been fascinated by everything Japanese all her life. She goes to a Japanese club at college where they study Japanese culture and language. She hopes to take a GCSE in Japanese so she can live and work there in the future.”
Eve needs your help to get to the final of the Miss Teen Princess 2012 in London. Votes are needed to help her prove that no matter what life throws at you, you can beat it and have an amazing life.
To vote for Eve you can either text: TP23 to 81319 or call: 0900 593 2000 quoting 23.
Voting ends at 11.30pm on Tuesday, May 15.
Text votes cost 75p plus normal text message rates. Telephone votes cost 75p per call.