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The reigning Miss England is Alisha Cowie who represented Newcastle in the Miss England 2018 final. Since becoming a beauty queen , Alisha has travelled to Nepal , Turkey &  China where she represented England at Miss World , making friends from all over the world . More recently , Alisha was invited to the World Travel Awards on the beautiful island of Mauritius and enjoyed a special holiday there , who are now the 2019 Destination Partner .

Since winning the title ,  Alisha has also become an ambassador for Papyrus , a Suicide prevention charity after she revealed at Miss World that when she was just 14, her best friend Sarah sadly committed Suicide.

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The winner of Miss England each year joins Miss Scotland, Miss Wales & Miss Northern Ireland & over 100 contestants from around the world to compete for the Miss World coverted crown with first prize of $100k.  In 2019 Miss World will be held in Thailand .

In 2002 Angie Beasley became the Miss England National Director, after working with the Miss World office in the 90’s running Miss United Kingdom when the UK only had one entry to Miss World. Since then the competition has grown, attracting thousands of entries, raising awareness & funds for charities across the Country, using the Miss World Ethos & Charity ‘Beauty with a Purpose’.

More than just a pretty face

Along with taking part in the traditional Catwalk Style Contest, Miss England contestants who reach the final are encouraged to:

  • Raise funds & awareness for Beauty with a Purpose
  • Arrange sponsored gifts to donate to charity
  • Take part in a creative ECO fashion round
  • Compete in a sports round
  • Complete a general knowledge quiz
  • Take part in a beach beauty shoot
  • Submit a short video for the talent round

Miss England celebrates the achievements of women and we are looking for a positive role model to inspire others. Miss England is so much more than a beauty contest – scroll down to see some of the different rounds in the contest.

On the 22nd September 2018 The Times Magazine did a 5 page feature on the Miss England 2018 Contest ! Click here to see the online feature 

Front Cover by Tom Jackson for The Times Magazine

Beauty with a Purpose

A key part of the competition. Contestants are invited to raise funds for Miss World Charity and suppport their local charities by using their titles for a purpose. Contestants are given the challenge of raising awareness & funds in their own area, often with a prize for the top fundraiser.

The Miss England finalists have raised hundreds of thousands of pounds over the last few years & funds have been spent here in the UK on specially adapted wheelchairs & mini buses, a holiday home in Finlake Holiday park and sensory equipment for special needs schools & lots more. Click here to see just some of the projects Miss England has supported over recent years ; 

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Miss England is keen to promote the importance of staying fit and healthy. At the Semi & National Final, contestants are invited to take part in a Sports Round to find the fittest girl in the Contest.

You can see a video here of the type of fitness you can expect, should you make it through, so you better get fitness training. Click here to see the Miss England 2018 Sports Video

Ethical fashion Round

In 2007, the Miss England National Director, Angie Beasley invented the Miss England ECO Round as not everyone can afford to buy expensive designer clothes .  In this qualifer , contestants are invited to get creative and think about recycling . The national finalists are invited to source an outfit made from recycled materials & make the outfit look stylish on the catwalk. Often the girls purchase clothing  from charity shops or gather recycled materials to create some amazing colourful creations!

Click here to see some of the outfits: Stephanie Hill went on to win Miss England after being voted as Miss Eco in the final of Miss England. Watch her Eco video here and find out how she created her outfit!

The theme for the Miss England Eco contest in 2019  is #wearitgreen which means contestants are invited to create an outfit with the colour Green .

Beach Beauty

Gone is the parade in swimwear & high heels where the host reads out the girls statistics! In the lead up to the National Final, contestants are invited to submit a photo of themselves wearing swimwear to show body confidence . The winner gets a trip to Mauritius with Miss England if she doesnt win !

Miss Talent

A search for the most talented female in Miss England! Contestants are invited to submit a 2 minute video of themselves performing their talent. It must be entertaining .

Lisa Powell, Miss England Choreographer, alongside Angie Beasley, Director, usually select a shortlist.  In 2018 , the Talent award was so difficult to judge , the organisers awarded TWO winners with the Miss Talent award title.

Click here to see examples of the girl’s talent videos submitted.

General Knowledge

Formerly known as ‘Brainy Beauty or Beautiful mind ’, this round was created by Kirsty Heslewood – Winner of Miss World-England 2013/14 who also won the Miss World-United Kingdom Crown 2013/14 at Miss World, to try and find the most intellectual contestant!

Each year 20 Questions are given to the contestants on arrival at the Miss England finals with a tie-breaker. The winner will be fast tracked through to the top 20 in the final . In 2017  Stephanie Hill won this award and went on to win the Miss England crown. Stephanie has since graduated with a degree in Oncology and Radiography !

Miss Beautiful Hair

Sponsored by Stages Hair Design , British Hair Collection   , the sponsors of this award  look for the Miss England finalist with the best hair care routine, condition & style and hair tips & imperative part of being Miss England is to look her best .

To get tips on how to style your hair please click the ‘Miss Beautiful Hair’ channel click here. Stephanie Hill was voted by Stages Hair Design as ‘Miss Beautiful Hair 2017 & Alisha Cowie won the 2018 award ’..

Can the 2019 winner of this prestigious award go on to win Miss England 2019 ? See more about it here ;

Publicity Queen

This award goes to the contestant who creates the most publicity for herself and the final venue in the lead up to the final taking place.

The final venue usually chooses the winner of this award. In 2018, Jen Atkin, Miss Scunthorpe was chosen as the ‘Publicity Queen’ after appearing  in newspapers all over the world with her inspiring weight loss story !

It’s time for lights camera action

As the 2019 finals of Miss England are in sight, it’s time to announce that the finalists will have a BRAND-NEW round where they can demonstrate a short video presentation or bring a guest to interview in a professional TV studio.

In the first 2 weeks of July the contestants will be filmed at The Video News Factory, providing tips for content preparation and presenting their own 5-minute TV programme.

Out of this, the contestants will gain a valuable showreel and coaching to help harness their skills and master the world of TV presenting.

The winner of this section will be announced at the LIVE finals on the 31stJuly and 1stAugust.

Top Model 

Fascia Models will be sending a scout to the national finals on the look out for New faces for their agency and choosing one winner as a Bare Face Top Model . Finalists are invited to submit a photo of themselves WITHOUT MAKE UP and post this on social media to enter this round and submit it to the Miss England ofice .  The winner of this award will receive a fashion shoot with a top photographer

The Miss England Contest is the most respected ‘Title’ in England.

It is the ONLY competition in the Country to send its winner to represent England in the Miss World Contest.

Alisha Cowie, a 19-year-old student from Newcastle who represented England at Miss World in Sanya China in December.

The organisers are noted for emphasising the importance of charity work, now a major part of the competition, at Regional Heat level & National Finals. During the last few years, the Miss England competition alone has raised in excess of £1m for various childrens charities using the Miss World ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ slogan founded by Julia Morley, now a charity that aims to help disadvantaged children across the World. Miss England is a regular supporter of Variety Children’s Charity, having raised thousands of pounds at Miss England heats with ‘Miss England’ herself appearing at high profile events, organised by the charity.

Miss World is one of the world’s biggest TV shows, filmed by satellite to over 120 countries and has been in existence since 1952.     In England we can usually watch on London Live Channel E!, or on the Miss World You Tube channel.

Founded by the late Eric Morley, the Miss World Contest is currently owned and organised by his wife, Julia.  The event hosts a top prize of $100,000 and every year attracts thousands of entrants in over 120 countries. Prolific winners of Miss World include Aishwarya Rai, Zhang Zilin and Priyanka Chopra who have all since then made themselves wholly successful in the filming and modelling industry. Other former Miss World contestants have since made success include Halle Berry and Michelle Yeoh.