Lewis linked contestant in Miss Universe

Maree Wilson

Maree Wilson

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A beauty queen with links to Lewis is in the running to represent Great Britain at Donald Trump’s Miss Universe pageant.

Maree Wilson (26) who has family on the island and attended Tong School for a time during her childhood, will be one of around 40 women to take part in Miss Universe Great Britain 2015 in Cardiff in June.

In the run up she will be tasked with a series of challenges and fundraising for Strongbones – a charity which helps children from all over the UK with diseases of the bone.

Mareee says it is a dream come true to take part in Miss Universe and added: “Miss Universe GB have a NOT IN VAIN campaign that strives to empower women, I’m looking forward to helping spread and promote the empowerment message and showing all women that anything is truly possible when believe.”