Harlesden law graduate is Miss London semi-finalist

Nicky Fathi, from Harlesden, Miss London semi finalist

Nicky Fathi, from Harlesden, Miss London semi finalist - Credit: Archant

A law graduate from Harlesden who suffers from a health condition has been selected as a semi-finalist for Miss London.

Nicky Fathi, 23, who has been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), has never entered a beauty contest before now.

She said: “I just wanted to do this to see where life takes me with this.

“To win Miss London would be totally amazing because I want to do so much. I want to help the younger generation.

“So many young girls are anorexic; I want to teach them the proper way of how to be healthy.”

Miss Fathi, a self employed immigration advisor who volunteers for the Refugee Council, a charity which specialises in supporting refugees and asylum seekers, as well as teaching at Highgate Wood School in Crouch End, at the weekend.

A former pupil of Furness Primary School in Furness Road, and the Royal School in Hampstead, which merged with North Bridge House School in Camden in 2012, the year before Miss Fathi graduated from Middlesex University with a law degree.

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However, close to her heart, is her desire to help women who suffer from PCOS a common condition that affects how a woman’s ovaries work.

She said: “There’s a charity that I’m part of called the Verity Group Charity who specialise with PCOS.

“They really helped me a lot so I want to refer people to them. I want people to be aware of their symptoms and how to deal with them.”

She used the internet to help her with her own symptoms of irregular periods, excess facial hair, mood swings and depression, caused by PCOS.

If Miss Fathi wins Miss London she will automatically entered into Miss England which could see her representing her nation at the Miss World contest later this year.

“I’m not thinking about the world yet,” she said. It’s too far away.”

Voting starts on March 17 via the Miss England website.

To vote visit missenglandinfo.

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