Miss England Semi Final
The contestants in this contest have a total of 205,417 followers on Instagram and 2,082,830 followers on Tiktok.
I am a singer and actress . I would like to use the Miss England platform to promote Dyslexia Awareness. Both myself and my brother are dyslexic yet this affects us both in very different ways. Given the opportunity I would like to campaign the Department of Education for compulsory training for teachers during PGCE teacher training as well as part of their continuing professional development.
I’m a bit of property nut! I work as a commercial property solicitor, have my own property investment and development company and am an avid watcher of Homes Under the Hammer (or anything else vaguely property related!)
Public vote winner Lincolnshire
I’ve been a keen car enthusiast since the age of 5 with regularly going to events across the country as well as competing my horses. I certainly like to live life in the fast lane and exceed people’s expectations. This is my greatest venture to date!
Virtual Heat 6 Judges Choice
I am very passionate about travelling. I have done various training at Teesside Airport and London Heathrow Airport whilst doing open speaking about Aviation. Hosting open evenings and speaking to new people is something I love doing. Having a love for Tourism also involves having to look smart and well done up with perfect make-up and perfect hair. In my spare time, I also love keeping fit at the gym and spending time with family and friends. I am a huge lover of all animals and take a great interest in their care and welfare.
I am currently on my gap year, but next year I will be studying dance, film, tv and radio at university
An interesting fact about me is that I used to be a figure skater. I competed for years with my final competition being in Estonia where I represented Great Britain and placed 2nd!
ALSO A MAKE UP FREE FINALIST
Director & Founder of Dream Heritage CIC (a not for profit which leads community heritage projects across the UK to rebuild both heritage & community), Youthworker for Dream Youth, Historic Building Conservationist & Archaeologist
I once excavated a site where I found a Viking Longship which had been turned into a house in later times, a Bronze age crouched burial, a henge monument, and iron age round houses!
Virtual Heat 5 Public vote winner
NHS Junior Doctor , Mental Health Advocate / travel content creator
I love travelling alongside my day job as junior doctor 🙂 I studied medicine abroad in Bulgaria for 6 years so I have lived alone in Europe and travelled around for those 6 years . I started my own travel blog on instagram which provides travel tips/inspiration for everyone. I published a children's poetry book called "Lotus-a collection of poems" when I was a teenager. I am now working on my 2nd book which is closely related to Mental Health, this is to raise awareness to such causes. Lastly, I am a mental health advocate. As a junior doc, I have seen how important it is for people to talk about their mental health. That is why I am trying everything I can to raise money for Papyrus.
The Miss England Semi Final will be taking place at VIVA BLACKPOOL
50 women from across the country will have the chance to compete for a place in the next Miss England national final !
April 7, 2024
Miss England Team
November is National Healthy Skin Month
3 days ago
PHOTOGRAPHS OF NATASHA BERESFORD MISS LONDON BY ALAN STRUTT
November marks the beginning of National Healthy Skin Month in the USA, a time to celebrate and promote healthy skin habits!
To celebrate the occasion we wanted to share some skincare tips and advice which you may find helpful.
This month-long event was created to raise awareness about how important it is to take care of your skin. It’s also an opportunity for people to learn more about the different factors that can affect their skin health and how they can best keep their skin looking and feeling its best. So why not join in the celebration and show your skin some love this November and in future!
Natasha Beresford appeared in media throughout the world in October this year completely make up free when she won Miss Englands first ever make up free regional heat sponsored by CETUEM LONDON a British Made family run skincare brand.
Natasha realises the importance of looking after your skin ….
“Following a skincare routine and choosing the right products is so important to me” said Natasha” . I suffered with acne as a teenager and into my early 20s, and I really struggled with finding the right products that wouldn’t cause a flare up. I was really insecure about my skin and even after my acne cleared, I struggled with hyperpigmentation for years. I’ve found that following a good skincare routine has not only improved my complexion, but has also reduced my skin issues and boosted my self-confidence!
Using the Cetuem skincare range has truly transformed my skin and has allowed me to feel confident in my own skin without wearing any makeup!”
Natasha recommends the SCR Gold Illuminating Skin Cleanser & SCR Gold Illuminating Skin Toner. ” I currently use the SCR Gold Intensive Serum & SCR Gold Crème De Lite Moisturiser. I also love to use the SCR Gold Golden Glow Gel Skin Luminosity when I want that extra glow! I will put it over my moisturiser when I’m make up free, and will use it under my foundation when I wear makeup.
Head over to the CETUEM website to find out more about the brand by clicking the logo here
How you can Celebrate National Healthy Skin Month
Eat skin-healthy foods
Increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables, fatty fish, and nuts can have a positive effect on your skin. Choose colorful fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants and vitamins, such as berries, spinach, sweet potatoes, and bell peppers.
Gently cleanse your skin twice a day with a mild cleanser to help remove debris, sweat, and excess oil. Make sure to avoid cleansers with harsh ingredients that could irritate your skin.
Moisturizing with a hydrating lotion helps to protect your skin from the elements. Look for lotions that contain natural ingredients like aloe vera or shea butter.
Sun exposure is one of the leading causes of premature aging, so make sure to apply sunscreen on exposed areas of your skin every day. Choose a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.
Treat yourself to a facial
Treat yourself to a relaxing facial to pamper your skin. A facial can help to deep clean your pores, reduce inflammation and redness, and leave you feeling rejuvenated.
Why National Healthy Skin Month is Important
Improves overall health and wellbeing
Good skincare is essential for general health and wellbeing. It helps protect you from the sun’s harmful rays, fights stubborn acne breakouts, and keeps your skin looking youthful and refreshed. Taking care of your skin now can help prevent more serious issues down the line, so it’s definitely worth investing some time in doing so!
Promotes a healthy self image
Taking care of your skin can be one of the most important things you do to boost your self-image. Knowing that you look as best as possible can make a huge difference in terms of feeling good about yourself – so make sure to take some time this month to give your skin the proper love and attention it deserves!
Encourages better practices
National Healthy Skin Month is not only about promoting healthier habits for our own well being – it’s also about encouraging others around us to do the same. By creating greater awareness around good skincare practices, we can help create positive changes that will benefit ourselves and those around us.
Meet National Numeracy’s newest ambassador!
1 week ago
National Numeracy is thrilled to announce that current Miss England, internationally signed fashion model and aerospace engineering graduate Jessica Gagen is our latest celebrity ambassador!
Jessica joined in time for Number Confidence Week and is keen to promote the importance of everyday numeracy among children and adults, the opportunities afforded by STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and how National Numeracy can help people wishing to improve their number skills and confidence.
Gaining confidence in maths
With a degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Liverpool, you may think Jessica Gagen sailed through maths education, but as she explains, she didn’t always find the subject easy. However, it was possible to improve with some extra determination…
“I would say that maths, like any subject, has a wide spectrum of content, and there have been many times I’ve felt behind and unable to catch up with my peers – it’s not a nice feeling!” Jessica tells us.
“I actually dropped A Level Maths because I lacked confidence in the subject, but years down the line I gained the confidence to teach myself at a pace best for me, both before and during my degree, as I needed a high mathematical ability to gain entry and to keep up with my class – I was determined to prove to myself that I was capable.
“I’ve always enjoyed solving puzzles and doing things which challenge me, so overall, my relationship with everyday maths has generally been good – albeit I still make mistakes every now and then, which is completely normal!”
Numeracy can help us improve our everyday lives
So what inspired Jessica – the first engineer to win the title of Miss England – to become a National Numeracy ambassador?
“I’m passionate about helping children realise the skills that they already possess to become brilliant scientists and engineers, and educating the older generation as to how they can help to make that happen,” smiles Jessica.
“Numeracy is a skill which helps us improve our everyday lives, yet a lot of us suffer from maths anxiety.
“National Numeracy are aware of this and of the fact that we all learn at different speeds, which is why they’ve developed some excellent resources for those who struggle with their confidence surrounding numbers.”
[Check out the Number Confidence Week hub]
Jessica is keen to practice numeracy skills wherever possible in her own everyday life too…
“I’m a rewards member of different hotels and airlines where you get told what points you’ll earn for a booking, but they’ll only actually register a few days afterwards,” she explains.
“I like to figure out what my balance will be before the points are automatically added so that I can work out whether I can get my next hotel stay for free!
“I also like running – I use an app which measures my time and after each kilometre it tells me the time for the kilometre I’ve just completed and then my overall time so far. I like to try and figure out the overall time as soon as I’m told the time for the most recent kilometre, so that I can speed up if needed!”
Jessica’s message for Number Confidence Week
For Number Confidence Week, Jessica has an encouraging message for anyone interested in improving their numeracy:
“There should be nothing embarrassing about needing help to practice numerical skills – a want to improve your skills is something to be proud of!”
Learn more on the National Numeracy website here
Daring Acrobat & dancer sets the bar high in the Miss England Talent round
2 weeks ago
Nina Peniasko (26) was born in Kettering Northamptonshire & has been studying acrobatic gymnastics for 2 years. Before this, she did contemporary, commerical, hip hop and ballet. Nina began dancing at the age of 16 years… She opened up her own dance school at 18 but wanted to push herself further after experiencing bad relationships which knocked her confidence.
Nina is now the first acrobat to ever reach the Miss England semi final & she’s submitted her entry into the semi final Talent round with a daring hand balancing acrobatic act on You Tube with her performing partner Joel and hopes the judges will select her for the finals.
“I would consider myself both a dancer & acrobat but I do focus most of my attention on my acrobatics” said Nina who is currently practising with her coach abroad.
“I think not only is it a beautiful and sophisticated sport, it also demanding and gives me an adrenaline rush like no other! I practice with my coach Joel Serrano currently in Tenerife but I’ve trained with a few other acro coaches also!
One of which being my sponsor who actually does acrobatics on skates !
My sponsor Adam Jukes competed in “Britain’s got Talent” with the act named Rosie and Adam .
I would say acrobatics is an incredibly dangerous sport and when performing or learning stunts I am risking myself everyday but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I have had a few falls before and I successfully recovered well!
I will continue to do this sport as long as my body allows me to because I absolutely LOVE IT!”
Nina will be competing in the Miss England semi final at VIVA BLACKPOOL on Sunday 7th April 2024 with 50 other women from across the country & is sponsored by RealSpacePugs
Watch Nina’s talent video here
As announced in Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Honours List.
3 weeks ago
By command of His Majesty King Charles III
“21 years ago I became the proud licence holder for England thanks to Julia Morley . Over the years we have followed the Ethos of Miss World “Beauty with a Purpose” and have raised in excess of £2m for various charities by encouraging the contestants to raise funds in their communities as part of the competition . Money raised by Miss England’s BWAP Project has funded ;
*Wheelchairs & coaches across England for disabled children, Our inspiring Miss England winners have become proud ambassadors for good causes such as *Diabetes UK , Various homeless charities * Papyrus the Suicide prevention charity and many more .
Beauty with a Purpose has funded housing for the homeless in Leicester, A holiday home in Devon for disadvantaged families ,donated funds for the Sunshine fund in the North East , Coram Britains oldest charity received over £50,000 , Sensory equipment for children & youngsters with special needs was purchased in Derbyshire and Lewisham .
Julia even agreed to fund a Horse & named it “Beauty with a Purpose” for a riding school for the Disabled Riding school in Derbyshire. Julia has been & continues to be the inspiration for thousands of young women across England & the world to raise funds for good causes . Julia we at Miss England are so thrilled to see you receive your CBE , Its long overdue and I sincerely hope you continue to get the recognition you so deserve Julia.
You are a Living Legend & Congratulations !”
Legally Blonde Miss England Semi finalist!
4 months ago
She’s also the latest Miss England Semi finalist!
Francescas role involves working closely with solicitors and partners in the Gloucestershire firm and assisting them with client work in the education team.
TIKTOK STAR – THE EXTRA GIRL reaches Miss England semi final
4 months ago
India to Host 71st Miss World 2023: Celebrating Beauty with Purpose
6 months ago
New Delhi, 8th June 2023: The Miss World Organization is pleased to announce that India has been chosen as the host country for the highly anticipated 71st Miss World 2023 pageant. The decision to award India with this prestigious honor recognizes the nation’s rich cultural heritage, its commitment to promoting diversity, and its passion for empowering women.
India’s vibrant traditions, culture, and history make it a global beauty and fashion powerhouse, with captivating landscapes, iconic landmarks, and warm hospitality. 71st Miss World 2023 in India will promote charitable causes through philanthropic activities, inspiring contestants to make a positive impact in their communities and contribute to society. Renowned Bollywood names from Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to Priyanka Chopra to Yukta Mukhey, India has many beautiful women who have won world-level pageants.
On the occasion, Chairperson and CEO, Miss World Organization, Ms Julia Morley expressed, “I am delighted to announce India as the new home of the 71st Miss World Final! I have had a great affection for India from the first moment I visited this incredible country more than 30 years ago! We cannot wait to share your unique and diverse culture, world class attractions and breathtaking locations with the rest of the world. Miss World Limited and PME Entertainment are joining forces – to produce an extraordinary Miss World Festival. 71st Miss World 2023 will showcase the Achievements of 130 National champions in their one month journey across “Incredible India” as we present the 71st and most spectacular Miss World final ever. I’d also like to thank Dr. Syed Zafar Islam for his support in making this possible”
71st Miss World 2023 promises to be an extraordinary platform that celebrates the essence of beauty, diversity, and empowerment. Contestants from over 130 countries will gather in India to showcase their unique talents, intelligence, and compassion. They will participate in a series of rigorous competitions, including talent showcases, sports challenges, and charitable initiatives, all aimed at highlighting the qualities that make them exceptional ambassadors of change. There will be several rounds to shortlist participants taking over a period of one month before the grand finale scheduled in November/ December 2023
Jamil Saidi, Chairman, PME Further endorsed, “The 71st Miss World Festival is in the most deserving country, to showcase this magnificent event. It enables representatives of 140 countries to come and experience Incredible India!”
“India prepares to welcome the world with open arms with the 71st Miss World 2023 and showcase the country’s grace, beauty, and progressive spirit. Join us in celebrating the power of women to make a difference, as we embark on this extraordinary journey together.”
Miss World 2022, Karolina Bielawska said.
The Miss World pageant holds a long-standing reputation for celebrating the beauty and intellect of women, going beyond physical appearances. It is a platform that empowers women to raise their voices, advocate for causes close to their hearts, and foster positive change on a global scale. By hosting 71st Miss World 2023, India aims to amplify these values and serve as a catalyst for meaningful conversations and actions.
About Miss World Organization:
The Miss World Organization is the oldest and most prestigious international beauty pageant in the world. Established in 1951, it celebrates the beauty, intellect, and humanitarian efforts of women from various countries. Miss World has a rich history of promoting charitable causes and empowering women to become agents of change in their communities and beyond.
Simply Divine is proud to be the Official Dress Partner for the Miss England contest
6 months ago
We are thrilled to announce that “Simply Divine” has become the new dress partner for the next Miss England contest.
Their new headquarters in London is scheduled to launch this summer.
Simply Divine is a well-known prom dress business based in Dublin, renowned for its exquisite collection of stunning dresses that are perfect for any formal occasion. They distribute their brand in over 30 countries.
The business has earned a reputation for offering high-quality and unique designs that cater to a wide range of tastes and preferences.
With a team of expert designers and staff, Simply Divine is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and ensuring that each customer finds the perfect dress for their special event.
In the upcoming months, “Jess Gagen,” the reigning Miss England, will be wearing dresses from Simply Divine’s latest collection.
Whether you prefer a classic or modern style, Simply Divine is the ultimate destination.
So, if you’re looking for a beautiful gown to compete in your next pageant, Simply Divine is offering a massive discount.
Visit their Instagram page @simplydivineltd to browse through a selection of stunning dresses, which can be delivered to your door for that special occasion.
To claim a special discount in-store or via email at [email protected],
For more information, please visit www.simplydivineltd.com
Viva Miss England!
7 months ago
This year’s Miss England 2023 Semi-final will be held at Viva Blackpool on exactly a year to the date since Jessica Gagen was crowned the winner in 2022 on Monday October 16th!
The venue is situated right next door to the famous Blackpool Tower and is proudly Blackpool’s 5 star premier entertainment venue! With pre-show dining on offer, a fantastic bar, its also the home of some of the most sensational shows in town!
Miss England organiser’s couldn’t think of a more iconic and suitable location to hold the next Miss England semi final contest with the current winner Jessica Gagen, hailing from Skelmersdale Lancashire . Director of Miss England , Angie Beasley said “We want Jessica to compete in Miss World as the reigning Miss England and we wanted to mark Jessica’s one year reign with the semi final in her home county” .
Jessica said: “The contest making an appearance in the north west is fantastic, as a lot of our past national finalists have hailed from the area. Before becoming Miss England I was Miss Lancashire, which encompasses the city – one I used to visit annually to watch the air show on the beach!”
Contestants from across the nation will be flocking to Blackpool to compete for a place in the next Miss England Grand final which will now be held in the Spring of 2024, due to the Miss World final being delayed until later this year .
A spokesperson from Viva said “We are delighted to be the chosen venue for the Miss England semi final. Jessica is a true inspiration and role model for young females across the country and it just so happens she’s from the North! We think the semi final will be a huge event in Blackpool for tourism, and a fantastic opportunity to showcase our venue here at Viva Blackpool.
The Miss England contest is currently holding a series of virtual heats on the Miss England App along with live heats throughout the summer & autumn months.
Wildcard contestants will win a fast track place to this semi final, to apply to be a wildcard email [email protected] and tell us all about why you should be the next Miss England and enclosed photos .
As always contestants are invited to raise funds for Beauty with a Purpose which will be helping disadvantaged children and families across the country and the world.
This is to find more contestants from the thousands of ladies that enter the only contest in the country to qualify for the legendary Miss World competition which will be taking place in India in November and December 2023
SEE THE CONTESTANTS COMPETING IN THE
More contestants will be added in the lead up to the semi final
with a approximately 50 taking part !
To enter the next Miss England contest apply on the website www.missengland.info