Miss GB hopeful gets sponsorship deal from salon

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The Eastbourne student hoping to take the title of Miss Great Britain 2013 has landed a sponsorship deal with a local hair salon.

Twenty-year-old Ayo Solake will represent Sussex in the finals of the 2013 beauty pageant and go head to head with other contestants after Euro Afro World in Seaside Road stepped forward to sponsor her.

The former Willingdon School and Moira House pupil said, “As a result of the publicity in the Gazette and Herald, I have now secured my place in the finals with my great sponsor Euro Afro World, which has not only paid the sponsorship fee but will be preparing me for the finals by doing my hair. The hair salon will get better recognition in Eastbourne and dramatically increase exposure in the UK.”

Ayo lives in Willingdon but is currently studying civil engineering at Plymouth University.

She said, “I am so pleased. To think I will be in the final is incredible and I am so looking forward to it.”

The public votes for Miss Great Britain are now open until November 14 just before the final in Leicester.

Ayo added, “I am currently ranking 18 out of 54 girls so I would love people to vote for me by calling 0907 598 9899 and press 31 or text MISSGB 31 TO 64343.