Fresh Academy was privileged to be judging at the Miss England Semi-Finals. They took place on 30th May at the gorgeous Champney’s Springs Leicestershire and what an amazing event it was! We always love these competitions; it’s not every day that we get to meet so many fantastic people in such beautiful surroundings. Plus the buzz and the atmosphere are always electric. It’s a busy day as well, with lots to get through. In fact there were 56 beautiful girls all competing for a place in the final and with only 14 getting through, it’s very competitive. The final is to be held on 26th June at the Athena Hotel in Leicester – we’ll be there too, can’t wait! Just the day after the final, the winner will be flying to exotic Mauritius to promote the Mauritius Shopping Fiesta taking place on 29th June. In August there is the month long trip to China where the winner will participate in Miss World with a top prize of $100,000. Sounds amazing…!
The day was split into four different rounds the morning “bootcamp” – which concentrated on the girls’ fitness (the winner of this round automatically received a place in the grand final) and an interview process which was held throughout the day. Later on, the girls dressed up for an impressive fashion show which was set in a grand marquee. There were two sections of the fashion show, an Eco round where the girls needed to use their innovation and come up with a truly throw away (!) outfit and then there was the famous evening wear round – where the girls chose a really special dress to showcase their figures.
Our favourite, The Eco round was originally started in 2007 at the Miss England
finals. The aim was to encourage the contestants to re-use and recycle. The eco round is a really key component, it’s a great incentive for contestants to use their creative skills. They put together their outfits from clothing that has been handed down from family members or made from recycled materials. The outfits are then worn during the Miss England competition. The best part? They also help to raise money for the Beauty with Purpose charity helping disadvantaged children.
So here’s a list of the stunning finalists who will compete to become Miss England on 26th June:
Miss Northampton Nadina Knight
Oxfordshire runner-up Sarah O’Reilly
From Fresh Photo Heat 2, Charlie Cockbain
Miss Plymouth, Leanne Ward
Everymodel Runner Up, Jodie Duckworth
Miss Northumberland Laura Hickey
Miss Sunderland Tamzin Cummins
Miss Fresh Teen Lauren Peters
From Fresh Photo Heat 9, Rikaya Tagoe
Bedfordshire Runner Up Coral Beary
Worcestershire Runner Up Rachael Foster
Miss Rutland Sorcha Newby was chosen as Miss Champney’s
Miss Popularity Liz Turner won the Sportswoman Award
Miss Popularity Kitty Williams raised over £3300 and became the Beauty with a Purpose Winner
Miss LMA Charlotte Davis became the Semi-Final public vote winner
Good luck to everyone – we’ll report back after the 26thJune, can’t wait!