IS it possible to change nine Manchester tearaway teens by giving them lessons in how to become beauty queens?
The thorny English roses were plucked from the streets of Greater Manchester to take part in a six-week TV project.
Asbo Teen To Beauty Queen (Five, Wed, 8pm) swapped anti-social behaviour for poise, polish and new life skills.
The teen troublemakers had no idea what was in store – and were shocked when former American beauty queen Michelle Fryatt met them at a Manchester community centre to reveal their mission.
One went on to represent England in the biggest teen pageant in America – Miss Teen International – and most have had their lives changed for the better.
Beauty pageant veteran Michelle set the group a series of challenges, designed to reduce them to three finalists who flew to Chicago, home of Miss Teen.
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