Ex-PMB girl crowned Teen Queen

2007-12-18 00:00

FORMER Pietermaritzburg girl Courtney Elson (13, pictured) was crowned Miss Teen Queen Of The Universe 2007 in Johannesburg at the weekend.

The pageant was hosted by Pageants SA, which said that Courtney, also a former Miss Petite Africa in 2004, and now living in Pretoria, competed against girls from 23 countries for the title.

Courtney said she is ecstatic, and she will "use her title as a voice for those people, especially children, who are not normally heard".

Courtney recently received a humanitarian award from the South African Red Cross for her work with them.

Courtney’s mother Gillian told The Witness that four years ago the family lived in Lincoln Meade, and Courtney attended Epworth School.

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