If you are working as a journalist, you have to keep your eyes peeled for the latest scoops and the hottest stories. Also, you need to be prepared to do a good job when you are sent to cover a specific event.
Well, we can tell you that reporter Laura Gooderham definitely knows how to make a headline. She was covering the Miss Great Grimsby & District 2017 and she eventually ended up joining – and winning – the said competition.
24-year-old journalist Laura Gooderham was sent to cover a beauty competition. She ended up winning it!
In an interview with Unilad, the 24-year-old Grimsby Telegraph journalist shared:
“I covered the audition and it all went from there.”
According to Laura, she was encouraged by Millie Margetts, one of the competition’s judges and also a three-time winner of the contest. She “approached her and asked her why she wasn’t entering,” Unilad wrote.
After thinking about it for several weeks, Laura finally decided to give it a shot.
“I thought that beauty contests were all about pitting women against each other, but after speaking to the organizers and interviewing a lot of the contestants for Grimsby Telegraph I realized it is about raising money for charity and having fun.”
Laura was later crowned by Millie Margetts herself – the same woman who talked her into joining the pageant.
Speaking with The Grimsby Telegraph, Millie said:
“I’m upset but thrilled for the new girl. She’s going to be doing a lot of charity work and making lots of public appearances. I’m gutted to be losing the crown but excited as well.”
So what comes next for Laura? Well, she now has to prepare herself to compete at Miss England. “Miss England is going to be a lot of work.”“Miss England is going to be a lot of work,” she remarked.
That’s definitely not bad for someone who initially didn’t even have any intentions of competing.
Congratulations, Laura, for the well-deserved victory!
Wives In India Are Given Wooden Bats To Hit Their Drunk Husbands
Well that’s a weird wedding gift!
A state minister from India recently made headlines after giving out hundreds of wooden bats to newly-wed brides in the country. The purpose of such an unusual wedding gift, you ask? Well, the brides are encouraged to use the bats as weapon if their husbands become alcoholic or abusive.
The bats, which are traditionally used as laundry tools, were distributed by Gopal Bhargava to around 700 brides at a mass wedding organized by the state government of central Madhya Pradesh.
Newly-wed brides received wooden paddles with the words ‘for beating drunkards’ and ‘police won’t intervene.’
Mom’s Facebook Post Goes Viral After Confessing She Teaches Her Son Not To Share
This thought-provoking post is definitely dividing the internet. Do you agree or disagree with her?
Parents, what will you do if a group of kids suddenly approached your son and asked that he share his toys with them? Most parents will likely say, yes, they’d teach their child to share because it’s a value they want to instill in his young age.
Well one mother handled the situation differently and posted her story on Facebook. The status eventually went viral and garnered thousands of reactions and comments from across the globe.
Alanya Kolberg and young Carson, her son, were at the park when a group of boys suddenly approached them.
21-Year-Old Man With a Body of 160-Year-Old is the World’s Oldest Benjamin Button
He is living in a 160-year-old body.
Benjamin Button's tale may just have become reality. However, this time, the story is in reverse. And by that, we mean that instead of the protagonist shrinking into the body of an infant as he ages, the man in our story becomes eight times older each time he celebrates his birthday.
Meet Rupesh Kumar, a 21-year-old man from Hanumanganj, India. Rupesh is aging fast, eight times more rapidly than normal, and now possesses the body of a 160-year-old man. His condition is due to Hutchinson-Gilford progeria, a rare aging disease that affects about one in eight million people.
Progeria is a rare genetic disorder caused by a mutation in the LMNA gene and results in accelerated aging in children. The signs and symptoms of the condition typically manifest at around 18 to 24 months old and may include stunted growth, hair loss, aged-looking skin, and joint stiffness. Heart disease is the most common cause of death for patients with progeria....