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Lowri Mounter aims to be Miss Wales 2014 after her cousin is crowned Miss England

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: January 15, 2014

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Gorgeous Lowri Mounter is aiming to be the next Miss Wales just three years after her first cousin won the Miss England crown.

Their dads are twin brothers - but Alize Mounter moved to London to be an English rose while Lowri stayed on the green, green grass of home for Wales.

Alize and Lowr inherited their love for beauty queen contests from their shared grandmother Pam Mounter, now 72.

Pam was just a young girl when she was voted Miss Brynna, near Llantrisant, back in 1961.

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Pam was delighted when Alize, 25, was crowned Miss England in 2011 and is cheering Lowri to be Miss Wales 2014.

Sports science student Lowri said: "Nan was a real stunner in her day too.

"She likes to keep her pageant success hush hush - we've never even seen a photo but she's our inspiration.

"I was always aware of Alize competing in pageants and modelling. It was brilliant when she won the Miss England title.

"But I'm Welsh through and through and I'm really hoping to do my best in Wales."

Lowri lives in Llantrisant but Alize moved from Beddau, near Pontypridd, as a teenager to work as a model while studying in London for a BA degree in Journalism and Drama.

The Annual Miss Wales pageant will be held over three days in April in Cardiff - with the family backing petite blonde Lowri.

She said: "It's a great life to aspire to. Alize has travelled the world with pageants and works really hard.

"She's been to Thailand, Mauritius, Mexico, France, Dubai, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya and Japan.

"I'm spending time preparing and training for the competition now.

"I've met some of the other girls and already have my sponsors - Pink Zebra, a clothes shop in Llantrisant and Miss LD Hair in Beddau.

"All I have to do now is pick my outfits and practise my beauty queen smile."

The cousins have same paternal grandmother in Pam who had identical twin sons - Alize's dad Kevin Mounter and Lowri's dad Andrew Mounter, both 49.

Delighted cousin Alize said: "I am so excited and proud for Lowri. It's just amazing that I have inspired her enough to want to take part.

"And of course we both have our lovely nan to thank for sharing her good genes.

"The competition totally changed my life and took me all over the world.

"It was an amazing experience and I hope the competition can give Lowri a new found confidence and new friends - just like it did for me.

"My tips for Lowri are to be yourself, enjoy every minute and smile. It is not a catwalk - you don't have to pout or be stick thin to win.

"The pageants are about celebrating femininity and curves. I think it is great for any young woman looking for a new valuable experience.

"I can't wait to support Lowri on the final day."

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