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Inner beauty of Bungay teenager

PUBLISHED: 10:50 30 April 2008 | UPDATED: 07:22 01 August 2010

A BUNGAY teenager will be celebrated for her inner beauty this weekend after beating the trauma of bullying.

Rowan Lee-Foyster, 17, known as Ro, will be crowned as the East Anglian person with most inner beauty at the Race for Life events in Norwich this weekend.

A BUNGAY teenager will be celebrated for her inner beauty this weekend after beating the trauma of bullying.

Rowan Lee-Foyster, 17, known as Ro, will be crowned as the East Anglian person with most inner beauty at the Race for Life events in Norwich this weekend.

She was nominated by her mother, Pip Faulks, after being bullied mentally and physically by a fellow pupil at Bungay High School.

Mrs Faulks said: “Since her ordeal she has been suffering from low self-esteem, and I just wanted her to feel she is lovely inside.

“She is there for everyone. Even during some of her worst times she was comforting other girls who were upset.”

She added: “Ro has an inner spark of pure beauty that is flickering dimly. We would all love to see that light brighten and allow her to finally blossom into the truly lovely person she is.

“Ro has come a long way in her road to recovery, and I really hope that winning this award will help her to realise just how beautiful and special she is to us all.”

Ro, who is now studying for a BTEC qualification in fine art at City College Norwich, said she thought she had “a little bit” of inner beauty.

“I suppose inner beauty is about the sort of person you are: having a beautiful personality and always being a nice person,” she added.

Ro, from Bungay, is one of eight regional winners of Nivea Inner Beauty Awards, which have been created to recognise the inner beauty of those who do things for others.

She will be announced as the winner by a troupe of male cheerleaders at the Race for Life events at the Norfolk Showground, Costessey.

And she will receive a cheque for £1,000, which she plans to use to buy a laptop and art software.

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