A BUDDING beauty queen is seeking the help of Herefordshire residents in her bid to clinch the Miss Junior Teen Great Britain crown.

Erin White, 14, from Shobdon, has already made the semi-final of the contest but needs help to reach the final by her supporters taking to social media.

Each year the girl who has the most photograph likes on the competition's Facebook page get an automatic place in the last 40 competition.

"Lets get Erin to the final and help a Herefordshire girl to win something big," said her mother Laura White.

"It's always a girl from a city who wins but this year why can't it be one from our county."

Despite her beauty queen aspirations the Wigmore High School pupil wants to raise as much money for charity as she can in the process.

As part of her fundraising efforts Erin held a charity ‘Fit a Thon’ outside Waitrose, Old Market Hereford, last month in aid of The Christie Cancer Hospital and raised £250.

She has also raised £700 for Together for Short Lives and £300 for the Hereford Rotary River Festival.

Laura added: “Last year she was a finalist in Miss Teen GB and raised over £1,000 for charity by doing a sponsored silence, holding cake stalls and doing a sponsored bag pack.

"In total £16,000 was raised by the contestants so it’s not just about a pretty face.

“Erin has strong connections to the city's round table and rotary club and supports a lot of their local fundraising.

“It’s beauty with a purpose.”

After already being crowned Miss Teen Hereford, Erin placed second runner up in the Miss Teen Galaxy Wales competition last month when she was the youngest competing.

"It was just unbelievable and I was so proud of her," added Laura.

"She did so well in such a huge show with 300 girls competing across the galaxy competitions."

Erin is following in her mother’s footsteps who was crowned Miss Teen GB Wales, Mrs England in 1992 and was Welsh model of the year.

“It is wonderful that Erin is now competing," added her mother.

“She placed in the top seven in Miss junior Teen Great Britain last October and won Miss Congeniality which was voted for by her fellow competitors.

“So fingers crossed she makes the final again which is held in October in Blackpool.”

To vote for Erin visit the Miss Teen Great Britain Facebook page and like the picture of Erin.