THE DAYS of being bullied because of her appearance are long gone for a Leamington beauty queen who could be crowned the next Miss Great Britain.
Gymnastics coach and Miss Leamington winner Natalie Nason started taking part in beauty competitions more than a year ago to boost her confidence.
She had been bullied at school for having a facial growth, which she has since had removed after being warned it could be cancerous.
And now the 22-year-old – who is engaged to Mr Coventry Tom Bradshaw – is hoping to beat her bullies once and for all by being crowned Miss Great Britain.
At just 5ft 2in tall she is the smallest in the competition where she will go up against 50 other finalists.
The former North Leamington School pupil said: “I’m doing this competition to build my confidence up. I was bullied a lot through school and unfortunately the nightmares still haunt me.
“Since then all I’ve ever wanted to do was be a positive role model to others and listen to those who need help. I’m delighted to be representing Leamington in the competition.
“Winning this title would be an honour. I know it won’t be easy but I love a challenge and I’m a hard worker. I would like to prove to myself that I can do this and I want to beat those bullies who told me I couldn’t. “
Natalie will discover whether she will be the next Miss Great Britain at the finals on today (September 24).