57 year old Mum wins beauty pageant two years after her daughter won the crown

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Miss Philippines UK 2015 IS Marieta Dixon of Warkworth.

At 57, Marieta Dixon thought she was too old to enter a beauty pageant that her daughter won two years earlier.But the mum put her fears aside and walked away with the Miss Philippines UK 2015 crown.Marieta says she decided to enter the pageant “for a bit of fun” and to raise money for charity. 2 years earlier her daughter Kallula, won the prize in 2013. Mrs Dixon, from Warkworth in Northumberland, beat off the other contestants to win £500 and a return flight to the Philippines.

The pageant was held in London to raise money for Aguman Kapampangan UK, which helps charitable causes in the Philippines. Its current work includes providing support to homeless elderly people and fund raising for a school. Entrants to the Miss Philippines pageant had to dance in traditional dress and take part in a Q&A to judge their character.

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