Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, like many other events, the Miss England contest was forced to cancel a series of events which had been scheduled to be held between March – June 2020. The semi final was origionally due to take place in June but due to social distancing & lockdown restrictions, this was not possible.
The Miss England semi final was held on Friday 31st July as a virtual event, with just the judges & Host meeting at a studio in Milton Keynes.
Contestants from across England joined via zoom after being invited to submit 3 videos to enter which consist of an introduction, a catwalk and a talent video.. The current Miss England NHS Doctor Bhasha Mukherjee made a special appearance after working at the hospital along with other former Miss & Mr England & Miss UK winners and gave their live votes saying how inspirational contestants had been raising over £10,000 for the Beauty with a Purpose Charity.
Reaching the Final 15 was Elli Wilson (22) from West Kirby Merseyside who was selected as a judges choice winner. Ellie has now been invited to represent the county of merseyside in the next Miss England Final
Elli is a fashion Student & Part Time Model and also has her own swimwear brand called Szn Swim and has been featured in Vogue ! Click to see Ellies swimwear in Vogue
Another interesting fact about Elli is that she travelled across the world to many different countries including China, India, Malawi, Sri Lanka and The Bahamas doing charity work with different teams,
Miss World singer gives Beauty with a Purpose Message
Hosts and singers Natasha Hemmings Miss England 2015 and Jordan Williams Mr England 2013 kept viewers entertained by chatting to the zoom judges and introduced a special message and song from the reigning Miss World in Jamaica “Toni Ann Singh” during the event. Toni Ann Singh performed “ Let this be a Prayer” on the livestream Miss England semi final show and spoke to the contestants wishing them good luck . ( video available on request .
Plans to hold the next Miss England final are dependent on circumstances but due to pandemic it could be moved to the early part of 2021 . Announcements will be made for this in September .
Elli Wilson is sponsored by the Linda Mary Clarke Memorial Award