Two sisters from Shard End are going head to head in the battle to become Miss Birmingham – but promise the beauty pageant won’t cause a family feud.
Latifah Salim, 22, and her sister Dhakirah, 19, from Shard End are among the women hoping to make it through to the finals of the competition, the winner of which will go on to contest the Miss England title.
The accomplished pair juggle studying, part time jobs and caring for their mother, who suffers from kidney disease.
Latifah, who has an hour-long commute to university in Derby, where she studies animation, shares responsibility with her dad for looking after her mum. She told the Birmingham Mail: “I work 28 hours a week, I’m a full-time uni student and part-time carer for my mum.
Acknowledgements to Sophie Jamieson and Birmingham Mail
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