We’ve just about recovered from a phenomenal night on Tuesday this week (26th
July) at the grand finale of this years’ prestigious Miss England
competition, held at the Athena in Leicester. Having judged the semi-finals just a couple of weeks back we have been looking forward to this night for a while. The competition itself has been, as always, exciting, interesting, lots of fun and we’ve been privileged to be involved. We’ve met some great personalities along the way.
After a delicious three course meal in the gold VIP area we were ready to watch the show, and it really is a show. All the finalists came out in either red or white matching dresses to represent the colours of the English flag. During the second round, Andy Abraham who was the X Factor 2005 runner up, performed a medley of songs whilst the girls came out in their evening wear and for the sportswear round, Streetdance Crew showed off what they’re made of!
Charlotte Holmes beat 59 other amazing finalists to take the crown. Charlotte, who is just 23 years old, has been an old friend of Fresh
for a long while now and we’ve welcomed her through our doors many times. We have always backed Charlotte, and this was the third time she entered Miss England
to finally win. Charlotte is no stranger to publicity; she came fourth in Britain’s Top Model in 2010 as well. We are over the moon that she will be representing England in the Miss World
competition, not only is she beautiful, she’s intelligent, gracious and we always enjoy having her at our fashion studios.
Charlotte was always one of the favourites to win the competition, along with another one of our clients, and our friend, Amy Willerton who won Katy Price’s television show Signed recently.
Representing Miss Devon, Charlotte, who now lives in London said “I am so proud and privileged to win the crown, and my ambition during my reign is to show young people that they can achieve if they put their mind and soul into their ambition.” Charlotte had our vote, looking especially breath-taking in a thigh-high split blue sparkly dress, every inch the superstar! The catwalk included an eco-catwalk show where the finalists had to showcase their own eco-friendly “number”, this replaced the outdated bikini round a few years back
Following her win, as part of her prize, she’ll be jet setting to Mauritius today for 9 days where she’ll also be promoting a campaign for Fiesta. Incredibly, Charlotte’s grandmother was from Mauritius so the trip will hold special meaning to her as she has never visited the country.
The Miss World finals will be held in Inner Mongolia later this year, and we feel confident that Charlotte will be the best ambassador for our country and could go on to win the Miss World title. We’ll certainly be backing her.
Of course, we must give a big mention to the the two gorgeous runner’s up, Miss North Yorkshire Anastasia Smith came second and coming in third was Tamzin Cummings, Miss Sunderland. We have to say that we are particularly pleased for Anastasia Smith who also won Fresh Modelesque and we presented her with a stunning wall canvas as her prize.
Charlotte takes over from last year’s Miss England, Alize Mounter.