EIGHT-year-old Mia Smith was crowned Junior Face of Sussex at the Face of Europe event held at Azur.
Mia, of Hoads Wood Road, will now go forward to the Face of Europe competition finals, which take place at Disneyland Paris in November.
At the event on July 2, Mia, who attends Westfield School, also won the charity sash, for which she completed a sponsored spell at school and raised money for the Face of Europe charities Headway and Rainbow Child Foundation.
Her mum Helen Baldwin said: “Mia had a great day at the Sussex event and met lots of new people and some really lovely girls, she cannot wait for the Paris grand final. She is also looking for a sponsor to help her on her way.”