SCHOOLGIRL Erin Bloomfield has been selling sweets in her bid to win a beauty contest.

Erin, seven, of Lincoln Way, Colchester, will be taking part in the Rainbow Child Foundation’s Face of the Globe competition.

The charity, which was started by X Factor star Chico, supports disadvantaged children across the world.

Erin, who attends St James Primary School, Colchester, will compete in the regional heat in London in August.

The competition only allows minimal make-up and short dresses are banned.

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