Hi I’m Leonie Pemberton and I’m your Miss Diamond Northwales. By the time the finals come around I will be 20 years old. Pageantry has been a big part of my life for almost 7 years, I have watched pageantry change mine and my families life for the better. At the very start of my pageant journey I was the sister that helped on the sides that nobody saw, until one day I entered a pageant of my own and haven’t looked back since. I’m forever grateful to pageantry as it has made me the person I am today. I now have confidence and can stand up on a stage infront of people without running off!  I have seen so many girls Transform into the women they are today through pageantry and it surely is something to be grateful for.7 years later I have raised over £30000 for various different charities across the UK. Fundraising is a passion of mine. Each year I direct a system called Miss Wigan and Northwest Beauty which is a pageant in my local town. We bring in new faces to the pageant world each year and transform them into the confident individuals they are today. We fundraise for 2 charities each year that are very close to my heart- Wigan and Leigh Hospice and The UK Sepsis Trust. I have lost 2 very important people throughout the years and I have seen how amazing these charities are. I am so grateful to be your Miss Diamond North Wales and a ambassador for SANDS. I cannot wait to reveal my final total in April, and meet all the wonderful finalists!