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Six-year-old Joshua Edwards from Southampton named Mr Handsome
HE’S Mr Handsome!
Smart six-year-old Joshua Edwards won the hearts of pageant judges – just 12 weeks after he underwent open heart surgery.
The brave Millbrook lad, who suffers from a rare condition which also affects his mobility and his speech, got the vote at the De Vere Grand Harbour Hotel event.
Mum Michele said: “It was a spur of the moment decision to enter the pageant and he’s chuffed to bits.”
She added: “Joshua’s doing another one in May – He loves it.”
Born with a hole in his heart, Joshua has been diagnosed with DiGeorge syndrome which means he will have to undergo more operations in the coming years.
The Mansel Park Primary School pupil had a complex operation at the end of last year which allowed him to feed properly. He will have another this year to help him with his speech.
The contest was organised by Stars Through The Looking Glass which sponsors disabled children’s charity Follow Your Dreams.