Amber Pursey, of Hillview School for Girls, won the right to meet the Hollywood heartthrob by making a minute-long video based on the Twilight Saga movie series which made him a star.
Her recreation of the famous baseball scene was chosen as one of five winners by judges, including Radio One DJ Nick Grimshaw, earning the Ticehurst resident the chance to interview Pattinson at the London premiere of Breaking Dawn Part Two – the final in the series.
Judges were impressed by the use of costume in her tongue-in-cheek parody of the fantasy romance stories, which was filmed and edited with the help of fellow Hillview students Kate Bovey and Hattie Pursell, who also made their own entries.
The 15-year-old Year 11 student, of Three Leg Cross, said all three 60-second films were conceived, shot, edited and submitted within three days.
She told the Courier: “We heard about it on a Friday, sent them off on a Sunday and I got a call the next day saying I had been shortlisted in the last 15 and I would win if they called me up live on air and I answered with a werewolf howl.
“I was gobsmacked. I had entered thinking I probably wouldn’t get in, but then I got the call and just went ‘arggggh!’”