SUSSEX Downs College beauty therapy alumni Kaiya Swain has won gold in the WorldSkills finals in Abu Dhabi.
Kaiya, 22, from Stone Cross near Eastbourne, won the Skills Olympics after being voted
the world’s best beauty therapist.
She received a second gold medal for “best of the nation”, having scooped the highest marks out of the entire UK team.
Kaiya, who trained at Sussex Downs College and now works at Kaiya Rose Beauty, said: “It was an absolute honour to represent my country. This is a dream come true.”
Kaiya’s success follows three years of intensive training with the college, which saw her advance through regional heats and a national final before being selected for Team UK in April.
Kaiya said: “I live and breathe WorldSkills. Fifty per cent is your mindset in these competitions.”
Source: The Argus