A LITTLE boy from Clacks has made it to the final round of a prestigious beauty pageant and could be representing the UK across the world next year.

Leeon Allan, from Alloa, will travel down to Chorley, Lancashire, later this month to compete at the Miss United Kingdom finals in the Mini Mr category.

The youngster is going to be competing against four other boys in his age category and should he succeed will then represent Britain at an international competition in Spain.

His mum Nicola, who won Miss Clackmannanshire three years ago, said he is loving the competition and is excited for his next challenge.

She told the Advertiser: “I used to compete in the pageant world and loved it, so I put him into it. My friends and family have all been voting for him on Facebook and now he will go through to the next round down south.

“He loves it. He loves going to new places to compete and getting to do new and different things.”

Nicola said that an important part of pageantry is raising money for charity, which Leeon is enjoying doing.

She added: “He did a six-mile walk recently which I was surprised he managed. It took him two-and-a-half hours but he enjoyed it.

“He has also done car boot sales and raffles. So far he has raised about £252 for MIND charity.

"When I competed I raised money for a cancer charity but we thought this time we could try and get a mental health charity some money.”

Leeon will face stiff competition when the event rolls round on November 25, but is prepared for the four-round format which will test different aspects of his character.

There is an evening wear round, where they will wear their finest dinner attire, followed by a party round which prompts contestants to show off their snazziest get up.

Then comes the Great Britain round where contestants have to design a costume, although Nicola is staying tight-lipped about what Leeon will be doing.

Lastly, there is a talent round and the youngster is planning on showcasing his sporting prowess with a combined football and boxing routine.

And while she realises that some remain sceptical over pageantry, Nicola insists the experience is great for kids.

She said: “It’s definitely great for confidence. He has already been offered modelling work which he done but didn’t enjoy that much.

“He just likes being on stage – he’s a show-off.”