Semi-Final

Contestants

01Amy

Existing Title
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE FINALIST

Age
26

Height
5'6.5

Occupation
Performing arts teacher

Interesting Fact
My fun facts are that I recently played the lead role of Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime. I also have created a self-confidence campaign called 'Be YOUnique' which incorporates my love for performing with workshops and fundraising to help promote confidence,individuality and build self-esteem particularly in the younger generation.

03Claudia

Age
22

Height
163cm

Occupation
Pharmaceutical science and cosmetics Student

Interesting Fact
I am able to speak 3 fluent languages and I love dancing

04Constance

Age
26

Height
5'8

Occupation
FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER

Interesting Fact
I am travelling to Kenya in April 2020 to do volunteer work at a Children's centre Constance Raised: £197.28 For BWAP during the competition

05Danielle

Age
18

Height
5”11

Occupation
Student

Interesting Fact
I like to discover myself through taking on challenges. Such challenges so far have been me going on a three-week volunteering trip to Tanzania, where my team and I supported local villages by installing food and clean water supplies. Other challenges include my commitment to Ballet for the last 15 years, as well as my passion for learning new languages.

06Deyonne

Existing Title
DERBYSHIRE FINALIST

Age
22

Height
5ft 3

Occupation
Dance Teacher

Interesting Fact
I have set up my own help the homeless scheme within my community

07Elizabeth

Age
20

Height
5'9

Occupation
Student of Politics and Modern History

Interesting Fact
Served as an elected Member of the UK Youth Parliament aged 16

08Elli

Age
22

Height
5'11

Occupation
Student & Part Time Model

Interesting Fact
I have travelled across the world to many different countries including China, India, Malawi, Sri Lanka and The Bahamas doing charity work with different teams, and have managed to raise over £10,000. I am a fashion design student and a part time model and have recently started my own swimwear line whilst studying at university.

09Emily

Age
17

Height
5'7

Occupation
Student

Interesting Fact
I strongly believe in feminism! Emily raised £220 for the Y Sponsor a House Campaign in Miss Leicestershire 2020

10Isis

Age
21

Height
5'7

Occupation
Journalism Student.

Interesting Fact
I’m a PADI Scuba Divemaster and was one of the worlds youngest PADI Master Scuba Divers!

12Keflyn

Age
24

Height
5'7

Occupation
Financial Analyst

Interesting Fact
As a Cyber Mentor to young students facing challenges such as online bullying, I had an incredible opportunity to feature on a BBC Panorama documentary on Cyber Bullying and raising awareness on the matter.

13Khushboo

Age
26

Height
166cm

Occupation
Student

Interesting Fact
I have played under 16’s cricket for my state in India. Khushboo raised £328 for the Y Sponsor a House Campaign & is the Top Fundraiser in Miss Leicestershire 2020

15Jodie

Age
24

Height
5'4

Occupation
User researcher

Interesting Fact
I present a radio show at Royal Devon & Exeter hospital

16Nachel

Age
25

Height
5'9

Occupation
Training pilot

Interesting Fact
Love learning about different cultures of the world Raised £320 for Beauty with a Purpose

17Rebecca

Existing Title
Photo Heat 5 winner

Age
22

Height
5ft 3

Occupation
Paediatric Nurse

Interesting Fact
I'm a Paediatric Nurse by profession. I am a Bollywood dancer, I can sing and play the guitar. I love sports and I am also a henna artist.

18Lydia R

Age
20

Height
5'4

Occupation
Medical Secretary

Interesting Fact
Also level 3 qualified beautician and was Darbyshire County Champion at tennis. Raised £55 for Beauty with a Purpose

19Sophie W

Age
22

Height
6ft

Occupation
Sales Executive

Interesting Fact
I competed and placed 2nd out of thousands in the Birmingham Mail Modelling Competition in 2014. Raised £145 for Beauty with a Purpose

20Elizabeth

Age
22

Height
172cm

Occupation
Intensive care nurse

Interesting Fact
I am in the British Army and a commercial model

21Taylor-Louise

Age
23

Height
5'4

Occupation
Singer-songwriter, musician & coach

Interesting Fact
“I am an ambassador for my sponsors, the amazing Millenium Brothers, representing them through ‘Mission Awareness’ campaigns which consists of being an activist for plastic pollution and anti-bullying (Generation Now, was written and released to highlight this movement and my personal journey). Over the past year I have independently raised hundreds for Springfield Mind - where I focus on mental support through live music events. After a rough start in life; like many, my goal is to: Promote self-love, confidence with individuality and spiritual growth/healing!” Raised £135 for Beauty with a Purpose

22Sissy

Age
17

Height
5'11

Occupation
Student/model

Interesting Fact
My family are celebrity boxers

23Grace

Age
23

Height
5'7

Occupation
Singer

Interesting Fact
I’ve been a slalom ski racer.

24Carmen

Age
20

Height
5'7

Occupation
Law Student

Interesting Fact
BodyPump Instructor

25Isla

Age
16

Height
5ft 6

Occupation
Student

Interesting Fact
I love dancing including styles of ballet, tap, modern and lyrical. As well as aspiring to be a paramedic when I’m older During the contest donated lots of unwanted Toilitries for ELLEforELLE & helped with the Wasupme campaign

26Megan

Age
16

Height
5’5

Occupation
Student

Interesting Fact
Last year I took part in a 35 mile walk across moorland over 2 days in the Ten Tor’s challenge. I am also a dancer and train in 5 different styles !

27Chloe

Age
16

Height
5’7

Occupation
Student

Interesting Fact
I have a mild form of Crohn's Disease which I have struggled with and adapted to a new lifestyle.

28Lucy

Age
25

Height
5’5

Occupation
Sales Manager

Interesting Fact
I was a kit carrier in the 2012 Olympics and I actually carried for Usian Bolt

29Ellie

Age
20

Height
170cm

Occupation
Test technician

Interesting Fact
I compete in the worlds most powerful motorsport! Donated lots of unwanted Toilitries for ELLEforELLE & helped with the Wasup campaign

30Akosua

Age
24

Height
5'7

Occupation
Freelance journalist

Interesting Fact
I love to write, poetry mainly, dance and I have great sense of humour. I won motivational speaker of the year at my 6 form prom.

31Giovanna

Age
20

Height
168cm

Occupation
Student

Interesting Fact
I do aerial sports as a hobby

32Jennifer

Age
16

Height
5’8

Occupation
Student - Hoping to qualify as a vet

Interesting Fact
I raise money and donate presents for children in palliative care charities including Martin house hospice. Im, the youngest contestant to reach the semi final , I'm 16 in July !

33Natasha

Age
18

Height
175cm

Occupation
Final year at sixth form, soon to be medical student at Imperial College London.

Interesting Fact
I have dual heritage of two different cultures. My father is English and my mother is Mauritian, meaning that I am able to speak English, Mauritian Creole and French fluently.

35Cherrelle

Age
25

Height
5ft 11

Occupation
Chartered Accountant

Interesting Fact
I have a grade 8 in music theatre

 

The Miss England Semi Final is being held as a Livestream Event .

Vote for your favourite contestant by booking the Livestream .

1 x view on the day =1 vote 

Contestants will be invited to join the stream on the 31st July and viewers can meet the judges, contestants and  find out who will be going through to the Miss England National Finals later this year!

 

 

 

Event details

Date
July 31, 2020

Venue
ONLINE - at 7pm

Organiser
Miss England Ltd

Email
[email protected]

Cornish teenager wins a place in the Miss England Final Make up Free!

2 months ago

Press release 31stAugust 2020

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Megan Blamey from St Austell has been invited to represent Cornwall in the final of Miss England after entering virtually & winning the makeup free round.

Megan (16) is a talented dancer & initially entered Miss England before Lockdown began in March. As the contest had already began with hundreds of entries across the country raising funds for the Miss World Beauty With a Purpose charity, organisers decided to go Virtual and run the contest online.

Megan submitted her entry by video on the Miss England website talking to the camera, doing a catwalk  and showing off her dancing skills at home ….

 Megan was then invited to take part in the semi final stages which was held as, a, Virtual Livestream on 31st July and was one of 15 finalists selected from around the country to go forward to the national final of Miss England … 

After being a judges popular choice at the semi final Megan said  ‘I am so grateful for my journey so far as a Miss England contestant-the opportunities I’ve had and the things I’ve accomplished in such a short space of time is crazy. Taking part in the bare faced beauty round was something I was really looking forward too as I believe women should embrace their natural beauty. It was really inspiring to see the support the girls and I received when posting our bare face photos on social media and I hope we encouraged others to brave the bare face. I am truly honoured to be representing Cornwall at the Grand Final and can’t wait to see what the future holds. Thank you To every single person supporting me.’

Local Photographer Carolyn Oakley from IMAGES photography in Newquay Cornwall said ” Megan is a natural in front of a camera and so photogenic , it was a pleasure to photograph her “ .

Megan’s sponsor John Mcavoyfrom JFM Roofing in Cornwall said ” We are very proud of Megan reaching the final of Miss England, especially in these difficult times. We would love to see her bring the crown back to Cornwall!”

MAKE UP FREE
During the semi final, contestants were encouraged to submit a photo and post images of themselves make up free on social media to promote natural beauty along with raising funds for the Beauty With a Purpose charity.   Megan was voted as the Bare Faced Top Model from her images by a Top London Model scout for Fascia Models and was also a judges popular choice.

Now Megan is, set to fly the Cornish Flag at the Miss England Final.

Megan Make up Free !

“With so many unrealistic images on social media I decided to bring this optional round in to Miss England last year and the contestants seem keen to get involved ” said Miss England Director Angie Beasley.

The 2020 Miss England Final was initially set to be held in July but had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. All its regional heats where planned across the country  to go ahead between March – June. The organizer has 20 virtual finalists so far selected for the next final ..

The date for the next Miss England Final is being announced on September 15th  

Megan will be flying the flag for Cornwall ! 

The 70th Miss World Final has now been postponed until the Autumn of 2021 which has a first prize of $100,000

 

 

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Carlisle woman hopes for Miss England title

3 months ago

A BOURNEMOUTH born and bred university student has reached the virtual semi-finals of Miss England 2020.

3 months ago

Meet the Judges for the Miss England 2020 Semi Final

3 months ago

 

The Virtual Miss England semi final media partner is….

Check out the Miss England  feature in Hello Magazine

 

Meet the Judges 

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Judge no 1 .

“I represented the United Kingdom at Miss World in 1996 which was held in Bangalore, India. I live in the West Midlands and I’m a busy working mum to two daughters. As well as working in the family sports business I’m also a model.
Having the opportunity to represent the United Kingdom at Miss World was a very exciting time of my life and an experience I will never forget.
I would like to wish all the girls taking part the best of luck and despite being in lockdown I hope you all enjoy the experience. It’s a great opportunity to do something really life changing for such a great cause – Beauty with a Purpose. So enjoy every moment as you may well find yourself at the final of Miss England or beyond representing your country at Miss World! Give it everything you have and remember to smile and be kind always.
I have been sharing my fitness journey on IG @_rachaelbutlerr and I have been asked to be an ambassador for This is my City this August sharing my fitness to a wider audience in a 3

 

 

 

Judge no 2

For the Miss England Virtual Semi Final on 31st July is..
“Indiya Ahmed”…
Indiya is the editor of Asiana Wedding Magazine and founder of Asiana TV.
Asiana Wedding is the UK’s leading Asian Bridal & lifestyle magazine. Asiana continues to define Asian fashion & beauty through an online media & lifestyle channel – @asianatv

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judge no 3

Miss England Virtual Semi Final which takes place on Friday 31st July on a livestream is…
Natasha Hemmings, Singer Songwriter and winner of Miss England 2015.
Following a national tour with Global award nominees ‘Aled Jones’ and ‘Russell Watson’ Natasha has a new album coming out later this year.
Subscribe and follow on Spotify to be the first to hear @natashahmusic www.natashahemmings.com
Natasha said :
“Miss England took me on a journey that helped shape my character and allowed me to realise my dream, to make a difference in the world. I ask all of the girls to remember, that amongst all of their dreams and ambitions, they too are making a difference in the world. With a desire to be better and do better is a reason why we enter into Miss England. I wish you all confidence and happiness in the contest and going forward.
Even though the semi final is virtual this year it will still be a great & memorable experience.
Good luck to all , I can’t wait to celebrate all the hard work you have all achieved.”

 

 

Judge no 4

for the Miss England Virtual Semi final on Friday 31st July is….
Dr. Carina Tyrrell!
Carina is a British-Swiss public health doctor and research fellow at Cambridge University, and former Miss England and Miss United Kingdom 2014 @missworld
Carina is coordinating the front line COVID-19 response at NHS Hospitals, advising government agencies, working on vaccine trials, and on the use of digital health technologies in the UK.
With the World Health Organization, Digital Health and Innovation team based in Geneva, Carina has been focusing on the use of technology in healthcare and developing a global strategy for digital health and innovation.
As a startup founder and subject matter expert for venture capital funds, Carina helped provide £4.5 million in funding to deliver the future of health and social care, as well as advising pioneering companies in pivoting their business models to support the national response to the pandemic.
Carina has published widely and is an accomplished speaker. She has given regular interviews on radio and television about her work including: Radio 4, BBC News, Al Jazeera, and the Business Insider.

 

 

 

Judge no 5

is Nijah from @studioni_uk
Nijah is an experienced photographer of over 8 years and is the owner and operator of Studio NI Photography.

Specialising in Events and Weddings, but also having vast experience in working with Influencers and models, Nijah is a great addition to our Judges panel.Studio NI Photography debuted his working relationship with the Miss England at our Miss England Finals 2019, stepping in at last minute to become our official photographer and supplying us with amazing coverage of the event. Their work has also been published both nationally and internationally, in renowned publications such as The Times, Daily Star, BBC One, & more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judge no 6

Brendan Marc Scully is Director of Miss Ireland, show producer, International award winning choreographer and Stylist .

Brendan a former dancer is currently based in Dublin, Ireland and has been running the annual Miss Ireland event since 2010

Brendan has also worked on many well-known Television shows in Ireland and is delighted to be working alongside Angie and

her team judging the Miss England Virtual  semi final ….

 

 

 

 

 

DONT MISS THE FIRST EVER VIRTUAL SEMI FINAL – 7pm July 31st 2020

4 months ago

The Worlds First ever Virtual

Miss England Semi Final 

 

Image of Bhasha Mukherjee the reigning Miss England by www.alanstrutt.com 

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, like many other events, the Miss England contest was forced to cancel a series of events scheduled to be held between March – June 2020.

The semi final was due to take place  on 8thJune but due to social distancing & lockdown restrictions, this was not possible so it was moved .

Even though the UK is out of lockdown, Leicester where the Miss England contest is based is now back in Lockdown!

So the contest will now be held totally virtually !

“The Miss England semi final will now be held as a virtual event. Before Leicester went back in to lockdown we had agreed for our judges to meet at a central location (socially distanced) on the 31stJuly and all contestants will connect via zoom on the day of the event. But now Leicesters back in lockdown this is not possible . So we will just have to carry on and do the whole event virtually ! If anything changes we will let everyone know” said organiser Angie Beasley .

Up to 40 Contestants from across England have been invited to submit 3 videos to enter this years semi final, which consist of an introduction, a catwalk and a talent video..  The current Miss England NHS Doctor Bhasha Mukherjee ( pictured) will be making a special appearance  on the livestream after working at the hospital along with other former Miss & Mr England & Miss UK  winners !

Click here to see all of the Miss England Semi Finalists so far 

 

Tia Carter who became the first Virtual winner for Miss England in lockdown was due to be on the virtual show in Leicester with the judges who include former Miss England title holders ! 

Miss Leicestershire Tia Carter was the first Miss England contestant to be crowned in Lockdown by her sister a former winner , in her back garden and has won a direct place in the national final later this year .

Find out more about Tia here 

Plans to hold the 2020 Miss & Mr England final are dependent on circumstances but organizers hope this will be held late October .

“I cant plan how the final is going to take place at the moment so until the world gets back to normal ( hopefully) we will do our best to continue selecting finalists however we can. We have a provisional date for late October but we will see how things go ”  said Angie .

The semi final will be available to watch on a live stream which can be booked on the Miss England website.  An early bird offer is in place to vote for your favourite and watch the live stream for £3.99 if booked before the end of June. The semi final livestream will include exclusive interviews with the judges, entertainment and the selection of the national finalists.

See this link to book your place & vote for your favourite ; www.missengland.info/qualifiers/semi-final/#tab-livestream

Milton Keynes company, The Video News Factory, has helped Miss England put together an innovative way to broadcast the Miss England Semi-Finals and Grand Finals using Zoom linked to live streaming with public voting and overcome the lockdown.

 

John Allard, Managing Director of The Video News Factory commented: “We are delighted to be able to offer an innovative way to help the organisers continue their sterling work with a great competition that adds tremendous value to both the contestants and society at large by celebrating ‘Beauty with a purpose’.

Angie Beasley, Managing Director of Miss England commented: “This is our second year of working with The Video News Factory, who have helped us innovate and develop exciting new formats to showcase our competition. Last year they helped enable our 2019 Grand Final reach well over 14,000 viewers across the world and we look forward to even greater success in 2020”.

To see the contestants competing in the semi final click here 

Miss England launch 2020 competition livestreams with MK company The Video News Factory

4 months ago

PRESS RELEASE

https://plastfree.co.uk/

Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Story: Milton Keynes company, The Video News Factory, has helped Miss England put together an innovative way to broadcast the Miss England Semi-Finals and Grand Finals using Zoom linked to live streaming with public voting and overcome the lockdown.

The Miss England 2020 Semis will take place on the 31st of July 2020 at 7.30 pm and be broadcast LIVE. The event will be hosted by a small team with safe distancing, including judges, hosts and entertainers, video clips of contestants in action, and live interviews with the panel of judges.

A pilot test for this innovative approach completed successfully just 2 weeks ago and the service is now live and available for people to vote on this link with 27 contestants already on board and more to join shortly.

John Allard, Managing Director of The Video News Factory commented: “We are delighted to be able to offer an innovative way to help them continue their sterling work with a great competition that adds tremendous value to both the contestants and society at large by celebrating ‘Beauty with a purpose’.

Angie Beasley, Managing Director of Miss England commented: “This is our second year of working with The Video News Factory, who have helped us innovate and develop exciting new formats to showcase our competition. Last year they helped enable our 2019 Grand Final reach well over 14,000 viewers across the world and we look forward to even greater success in 2020”.

About Miss England:  Miss England is part of the Miss World contest and has developed into a modern, vibrant multi-cultural competition where young women are united under the banner of beauty with the aim of promoting beauty with a purpose. Contestants are encouraged to become ambassadors for local and national charities and causes such as making the world a greener and healthier place. For example, current Miss England title holder is   Bhasha Mukherjee is a South Indian BORN doctor who has been working on the NHS frontline whilst still being an active model and beauty pageant titleholder. She was crowned Miss England 2019 and represented England at the Miss World 2019 pageant and is an ambassador for Diabetes UK and Plastfree  ecofriendly sanitary towels.

Bhasha Mukherjee

Bhasha Mukherjee is the first South Asian woman to represent England at Miss World .
Bhasha works as a NHS Junior Doctor and won the title in August 2019 in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Click the photo to find out more about Bhasha

Photo of Miss England Bhasha Mukherjee by Alan Strutt

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