A hairdresser from Largs who has a rare skin condition has arrived in Leicester ahead of the Miss Great Britain competition on Friday night.

Aimee McKay, 27, will compete against 40 other ladies from all around the UK - and is hoping that her entry can be groundbreaking in a very special way.

We told of Aimee's incredible story in May this year.

She suffers from the skin condition vitiligo, caused by the lack of a pigment called melanin in the skin.

Melanin is produced by skin cells called melanocytes, and it gives skin its colour.

She lives in Fairlie with husband Ewan, and told the News that 'winning the competition would mean everything'.

Speaking about the secret of her success after winning the Glasgow heat of the competition, Aimee said: "It shows you that you don't need to be in the industry to be successful.


"I didn't come from a modelling background but put a lot of hard work and determination into it, which makes it so rewarding that the hard work paid off and quite emotional when the final result came in. It was amazing."

Since winning through to represent Glasgow in tonight's UK final, Aimee has been called up on stage to appear with Peter Andre, as well as appear in numerous fashion events.

Talking about how she wants to raise awareness about her rare skin condition, Aimee said: "I want to use the platform and use social media and want to do a 'perfectly imperfect' campaign which I am planning to launch over the coming months.

"I want to show that no matter what you have been through you can still be confident with it.

"I think what tonight shows you is that anything really is possible and dreams do come true and I want to inspire others."

And Aimee's campaign has been boosted throughout the summer with a range of video interviews, podcasts, and national news coverage.

Aimee can also be heard on a podcast with Gary GlasGo talking all things Miss Great Britain.

The Fairlie resident has even featured at the Harrogate Bridal Week event, modelling for Evita Beverley Hills.

Her modelling has continued for The White Collection's new Scottish store, its first north of the border, opening on Bath Street, Glasgow.