By Siofra Brennan For Mailonline. A glamorous grandmother is competing in the final of a beauty pageant against women decades younger than her and is even braving the bikini round to show off her size eight figure. Amanda Booth, 54, vowed to live life to the full after her son Stuart, 30, was killed in a car accident five years ago. But it took her until this year to finally fulfil her modelling dreams by entering a beauty pageant and next month she will compete in the Ms Galaxy competition.
Scroll down for video. Competition bosses have confirmed she is the oldest contestant and is likely to be more than 20 years older than her fellow finalists in the overs section. But that hasn't stopped the size eight grandmother-of-five from entering the contest - which will see her model a bikini in front of hundreds of strangers. Things were awful, but I had to somehow start to rebuild my life.
Competition bosses have confirmed that Amanda is the oldest contestant and is likely to be more than 20 years older than her fellow finalists in the overs section. Amanda, who has a His accident changed my perception of life and after a while it has made me more positive. However, she admits to feeling an attack of nerves when she realised she would have to go on stage in swimwear. Amanda, pictured as a fresh faced year-old, now has a much more glamorous look. The grandmother-of-five is more glamorous and confident now that she was at the age of 19 left.
She's now in her 50s but Amanda still has the same trim figure as she did at the age of 38 right. And Amanda believes that if her son could see her now, he would feel proud of what she's doing.
He is my motivation for doing this and I am sure that he would be proud of me having the courage to try something new. Amanda her son's death in inspired her to take part as it taught her the importance of living life to the full so she recently decided to follow her dream of modelling in a beauty pageant.
Amanda says that her late son Stuart wouldn't have wanted to see her sitting at home feeling sad and believes he would have said, 'Fair play Mum,' if he could see her now. You have to make the most of the time you have. Stuart, a father-of-three, died in December after he fell from a taxi in Bristol, and spent eight days fighting for his life. Devastated Amanda, who has another daughter, always wanted to try modelling but only plucked up the courage to have professional photos taken in February.
She sent them to the organisers of Ms Galaxy and was astonished when she got through to the final, which takes place in Preston on February 4. Modelling has long been a dream for Amanda but she only plucked up the courage to have professional photos taken for the first time last February. The pageant hopeful admits that she felt nervous about taking part in the bikini round but wants to do things that push her out of her comfort zone. Amanda, from Severn Beach near Bristol, will be representing Wiltshire in the competition as she originates from Pewsey.
This year will be the first time there has been a Ms Galaxy category in the competition for unmarried women aged over There will be four stages including competitions in a cocktail dress, an evening gown and a bikini. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Share this article Share. Share or comment on this article: Grandmother, 54, to compete in Ms Galaxy pageant against women 20 years younger e-mail 1. Most watched News videos Amusement arcade replaces toys with loo rolls in grabber machine People queue at 24h supermarket after Italy's PM announces lockdown Dont dump on my parade!
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