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Five-year-old Terrel beats the odds to win Little Mr UK

PUBLISHED: 16:45 31 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:46 31 March 2018

Terrel Taylor is a 'cheeky' little boy with bundles of energy (Image: Tracey Taylor)

Terrel Taylor is a 'cheeky' little boy with bundles of energy (Image: Tracey Taylor)

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Five-year-old Terrel Taylor has bagged the title of Little Mr UK at a local competition in Norwich.

Terrel Taylor winning the title of Little Mr UK (Image: Tracey Taylor)Terrel Taylor winning the title of Little Mr UK (Image: Tracey Taylor)

At just five years old, Terrel Taylor has already faced tough challenges.

But he has shown that he can be a winner - by showing off his dance moves to be named Little Mr UK at a competition in Norwich.

Five-year-old Terrel Taylor is from Great Yarmouth (Image: Tracey Taylor)Five-year-old Terrel Taylor is from Great Yarmouth (Image: Tracey Taylor)

Terrel, who has special educational needs, won the prize on Sunday March 25 at the event in the Lenwade House Hotel in Norwich.

It was organised by the Kerri Parker Academy and all funds raised are donated towards a brain tumour research charity.

Terrel Taylor wore his white suit in the evening round of Little Mr UK (Image: Tracey Taylor)Terrel Taylor wore his white suit in the evening round of Little Mr UK (Image: Tracey Taylor)

Tracey Taylor, Terrel’s mum, said that she was very proud of Terrel for proving that having a disability did not need to hold you back in life.

“Terrel loves attention but struggles to make friends, so we decided to start modelling,” she said.

Terrel Taylor has also been the face of two clothing brands (Image: Tracey Taylor)Terrel Taylor has also been the face of two clothing brands (Image: Tracey Taylor)

Terrel has already been the face of two large clothing brands and a photo shop. He also won another pageant title in 2017 which was organised by UK Prince and Princess International.

Miss Taylor then saw the Kerri Parker Academy competition and so they decided to enter.

Terrel Taylor playing in the snow (Image: Tracey Taylor)Terrel Taylor playing in the snow (Image: Tracey Taylor)

“The reason Terrel entered was just to prove a disability does not have to stop your dreams from coming true,” she said.

The family, who are from Great Yarmouth, managed to get a company to sponsor Terrel’s entry.

Terrel Taylor playing in the snow (Image: Tracey Taylor)Terrel Taylor playing in the snow (Image: Tracey Taylor)

He was up against 70 children, who all took part in catwalk training before the show and then wore spring fashion clothes down the runway.

He later met the judges, took part in a photoshoot and competed in an evening-wear category.

Five-year-old Terrel Taylor is from Great Yarmouth (Image: Tracey Taylor)Five-year-old Terrel Taylor is from Great Yarmouth (Image: Tracey Taylor)

Miss Taylor said “Terrel won because of his cheeky character and actually because he cannot stay still for long. He started to dance to get the attention of the crowd and judges.”

He was presented with the title of Little Mr UK, winning a sash and trophy.

“Terrel was so proud of himself and of course I am very proud too. We want to let others know to never let anything stop you achieving.”


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