Andrea-Leigh Melrose

15th February 2022


Positive Role Model Award for Age –

A born survivor, Andrea-Leigh has overcome so much adversity at such a young age. Subjected to racial, sexual, emotional, and physical abuse, this remarkable individual has battled depression, anxiety and has survived attempted suicide twice. Determined not to let her past affect her future, mum of 2 Andrea-Leigh is currently studying a degree in counselling and psychology at Abertay University, hoping to use her personal experience to help others who have been through similar experiences. Recipient of the Miss Charity Award at the Miss European Global Beauty Pageant, Andrea-Leigh has raised over £2,000 for various charities, whilst simultaneously raising awareness of mental health issues, body confidence and cultural heritage. Cycling over 300 miles, Andrea-Leigh raised over £800 for Cancer Research, and has donated to local food banks, collecting over 200 Easter Eggs for underprivileged children.