The finale of Miss England 2011 will kick off at 7pm today (July 19, 2011) at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole. 64 beauties will be vying for the crown and the right to represent England in Miss World 2011, which is to be held in the UK for the first time in decades this November. However, in this entry, let’s have a look at some promising candidates for the Miss England 2011 title:
Left to right: Miss Bath, Amy Willerton; Miss York, Anastasia Smith; Miss London, Rissikat Obade; Miss Harrogate, Alexandra Devine; Miss Lipsy, Courtenay Dodd; Miss Newcastle, Hannah Gray; Miss Liverpool, Sarah Farley; Miss Manchester, Nicola McConnell; Miss Fylde Coast, Sophie-Leigh Anderson
Amy Willerton, Miss Bath.
She is 18 year old and stands 5’9”. Amy Willerton is a strong contestant from an academic and charitable point of view. Aged 17 she organised a charity fashion event attended by over 400 people that raised £2,000 for The Variety Club, supporting sick and disabled children across the country. She has promoted and developed various schemes from the ‘We are what we do’ campaign to her anti-bullying ‘Gold Star’ scheme. Her happiest moment to date was winning the regional heat into Miss England. ‘It is something I shall never forget and be proud of for the rest of my life,’ she says.
Rebecca Morton, Miss Rugby.
Rebecca Morton is 24 year old and stands 5’10”. Rebecca graduated from university with a degree in acting two years ago she has appeared on BBC’s Doctors and in the period drama Land Girls, as well as landing advertising campaigns for Berghaus, Matalan and Special K. Rebecca loves dancing, horseriding, skiing and scuba diving, and has a talent for underwater photography.
Rissikat Bade, Miss London.
Rissikat Bade is 21 year old and stands 5’10”. Rissikat has acted and modelled since she was a child, touring Europe in productions and appearing in magazines and at London Fashion Week. Currently studying law, writing is her off-duty passion, and one of her short stories was published in a book in Ukraine. She would love to become a successful author one day. Rissikat loves to keep fit and enjoys dancing to pop, modern jazz and ballet.
Sarah Fairley, Miss Liverpool.
Sarah is 21 year old and stands 5’8”. Sarah has a flair for business, holding two managerial roles and successfully setting up a charity in memory of her best friend, the Dominique Williams Memorial Trust Fund. Since starting the charity 22 months ago she has been able to set up a Dance Academy for children. Sarah is creative with has an eye for fashion – she made her own evening gown for the Miss Liverpool finals – and is a keen horsewoman, having ridden since she was eight years old.
Sophie Leigh-Anderson, MISS FYLDE COAST.
Sophie is 21 year old and stands 5’7”. Sophie says she is pleased with her achievement 12 GCSEs at grades A*-C. The face of Cancer Research for Blackpool (and girlfriend of Liverpool’s new signing, Charlie Adams), Sophie has a diploma in performing arts and enjoys public speaking, horse riding, cooking, singing, skiing and ice-skating. Her main ambition, she says is to ‘represent England in Miss World: ‘Since i can remember as a little girl it would be my goodnight story and in my constant conversations.
Nicola McConnell, Miss Manchester.
Nicola is 18 year old and stands 5’6”. A keen student, Nicola recently completed an Open University course on Life in The Oceans, and has won a place to study Medicine at Manchester University this September. She has 10 GCSEs at A*-B in a range of subjects from Sciences to Latin, as well as 6 AS Levels and an NVQ in business and enterprise.
Anastasia Smith, Miss York.
Anastasia is 20 year old and stands 5’9”. Awarded a singing scholarship as a young girl, Anastasia currently works as a make up artist for Estee Lauder, though her passion is for horse-riding and she owns her own horse.
Anastasia enjoys cooking for family and friends, swimming – she has trained as a lifeguard – and loves learning languages, speaks some Latin.
An Army Cadet, she recently overcame blisters and harsh weather to complete a 25 mile trek across Dartmoor, carrying all her equipment on her back in a rucksack that, she says, was ‘almost the size of myself with a pink barbie tiara swinging at the side,’ and always she had her glittery make up bag to hand.
Let’s wait and see!!!!!!!