A LITTLE girl from Pembroke Dock is hoping to triumph in an international pageant being held in the United States later this year.

Six-year-old Mia Lilly from Llanreath, joined by her mum Chloe Priestley, recently came second in the Pure UK beauty pageant national finals, held at Warrington last weekend.

Little Mia’s success means she will compete in the Pure International finals in Orlando, Florida, as Little Miss Wales.

Chloe said: “This weekend Mia competed in the Pure International finals in Warrington for a chance to compete in the Internationals in Orlando in June. She has walked away with second place, and first place in the portfolio round.

“Every contestant was beautiful and everyone who competed is a winner. Well done everyone.

“Well done to our beautiful girl we couldn’t be prouder.”

Mia is no stranger to competition, even at her tender age, having previously taken part in the international finals for Miss British Empire 2017.

Mia came away with both the mini Miss Cardiff 2017 and the Little Miss Sunshine titles.

This British Empire organisation, an international pageant, prides itself in finding and nurturing the talent of aspiring models, singers, dancers, actors and presenters.

It was founded in 2011 by former Miss Great Britain and Hollywood actress 'Liz Fuller'.

A fundraising page for little Mia may be found here