A COVENTRY teenager will put her newly discovered confidence to the test at the annual Miss Coventry competition later this month.
Nineteen-year-old Chloe Mann struggled with confidence throughout her teenager years and bravely admitted to being the subject of bullying at her school.
However, in a remarkable turnaround, Chloe will soon tackle Miss Coventry – following up from her Miss Nuneaton victory last year.
Currently a student apprentice at the Midlands Academies Trust (MAT), Chloe described the Miss Coventry competition as “life changing” and that people shouldn’t make assumptions about those that take part.
Chloe said: “I started taking part in these competitions when a friend did it.
“I kind of wanted to take part but I had no confidence in my ability and I’d go red and start stuttering when speaking in front of people.
“I’ve made friends for life since signing up and I love helping out all the different charities.”
Chloe has two fundraising events coming up where she’ll be raising funds for Beauty With A Purpose – a worldwide charity which provides aid to disadvantaged children all over the world.
Chloe said: “I’ve been speaking at events and doing things I never could’ve imagined myself doing several years ago.
“All my nights are spent working on my effort to become Miss Coventry – whether that be working, meeting people or boosting the profile of my social media accounts.”