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Press release 5/12/2023


An Aerospace Engineer & local NHS Paramedic helped launch the Miss England 2024 finals at the Grand Station Wolverhampton with a glamorous red carpet style photo shoot with some of the Miss England 2024 finalists  !

Jessica poses on the red carpet at the entrance to the Grand Station – Dress Simply Divine IMAGE Glam Media

The reigning Miss England “Jessica Gagen” who graduated in Aerospace engineering earlier this year & Miss Black Country Alice Jones who works locally as an NHS Paramedic joined  the first group of Miss England 2024 finalists to wear glamorous “Simply Divine” Ballgowns at the former train station! 

Jessica Gagen , the reigning Miss England and Alice Jones NHS Paramedic join Danny Thomspon Director of Sales & Development at the Grand Station Wolverhampton- Photo by Saeed WNTV

Grand Station is a large events venue based in the city centre of Wolverhampton. It recently featured in a BBC documentary titled ‘The Hidden World of Hospitality’ and is currently the British Asian Wedding Venue of the Year. 

Grand Station is delighted to announce that it will be hosting the two-day final of Miss England at its venue in Wolverhampton.

 The exciting competition will be held on Thursday 16th & Friday 17th May 2024. Forty women from across England will meet for the final catwalk & interview for the converted title & a place in the 72nd Miss World.

Leading up to the two-day event, the finalists will be taking part in a series of qualifying rounds including posting make up free images of themselves on social media, creating a Tik Tok reel to showcase their talent, & sourcing an 1940s themed travel outfit for the show’s opening scene at the former train station. 

Having banned the swimwear round from the contest earlier this summer  which made global press coverage , the judges will be focusing on the contestant’s studies occupations & inspirational stories.

Miss England has been running since 1928, but this is the first time this prestigious event will be held in Wolverhampton. Other areas who have hosted the contest in the past 22 years include London (5times) Torquay (twice) and various places in the Midlands including Leicester , Birmingham & Coventry. 

One of the finalists from the 2022 National final joined the photoshoot. Alice Jones works locally as a NHS Paramedic and is the reigning Miss Black Country and lives in Walsall. She finished 6th in Miss England 2022 , winning The Beautiful Brows & Lashes influencer & the Flawless photographic round!    Following the event , Alice was scouted  to enter the Top Model of the World contest in Egypt where she competed with contestants from across the world .   Silver dress ( Models own) posing on one of the Grand Stations festive backdrops!


Image of Alice walking in to the reception area at the Grand Station by GLAM MEDIA

Alice said “I’m really excited that the Grand Station in Wolverhampton is hosting the next Miss England final. It’s such a glamorous and prestigious event that will put Wolverhampton on the events map. I have worked in and around Wolverhampton for 8 years and know it well. There’s been a lot of regeneration into the area and by bringing people from all over to the country to the area, Wolverhampton will have its chance to showcase this. I look forward to attending the final and seeing the glitz and glam of the competition! “

The reigning Miss England is Aerospace Engineer “Jessica Gagen” who will be represent England at the 71st Miss World in the Spring.  

Jessica found the train journey from Lancashire to Wolverhampton easy having stopped off for the shoot on her way to London.

Jessica in the reception area at the Grand Station Wolverhampton which had an Oscars themed event on the same evening!

“I’m excited to crown my successor in Wolverhampton, the venue looks great!” said Jessica, the first redhead to ever win the contest. 

Danny Thompson, Director of Sales and Development at Grand Station said “It is an honour to hold to such an prestigious event at the Grand Station, it will be great for the local residents to see something so extravagant in person . The events industry, particularly weddings, is a female led industry. This event is all about female empowerment and body positivity and is steeped in history”

Also joining Danny for the launch photoshoot at the Grand Station ahead of their Hollywood themed Christmas celebration most wearing stunning ballgowns from SIMPLY DIVINE :

(L- R above image)  Afrose Ameen (23)  – Engineering Student from London  Lauren Malone  (26) – Imperial college graduate London , Alanta Richards (17) a business student from Farnham Surrey Jessica Gagen (28) Miss England from Skelmersdale Lancashire Alice Jones (2) Miss Black Country from Walsall Eloise Sarasini (25)  a creative performer from Shropshire Chloe McEwan (21) a Personal Trainer from Harrogate North Yorkshire Gagen Pabla (25) an accountant from Hampshire (who’s parents live in Wolverhampton)                                                                

Beautiful Brows & Lashes provided products and make up artists for the glamorous shoot

Director of Miss England & organiser of the event Angie Beasley said “Wolverhampton is centrally located with the venue 5minutes walk from the train station & free parking outside, with a hotel next door.  It has built in AV, stage sound & light on sight, everything we need to create an exciting event.  I’m so looking forward to working with Danny & the team at Grand station to produce an exciting two-day inspirational family event for all ages! “ 

Tickets will be on sale from the 1st of February, this will be an amazing opportunity for people of Wolverhampton to be able watch the show in person.

For more details visit www.missengland.info


Image ; Alice outside the entrance of the Grand Station by Glam Media


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