Amy Willerton

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Amy Willerton
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born (1992-08-18) 18 August 1992 (age 22)
Bristol, England, UK
Occupation Model, Television Personality
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Measurements 34-25-35
Hair colour Dark Blonde
Eye colour Hazel
Title(s) Miss Wales Asia Pacific World 2011
Miss London 2012
Miss Universe Great Britain 2013
Miss Universe Great Britain 2013
Miss Universe 2013
(Top 10)

Amy Willerton (born 18 August 1992 in Bristol) is a British model who won the title of Miss Universe Great Britain 2013 and represented Great Britain at the Miss Universe 2013 pageant.[1]

Early life and Modeling Career[edit]

Willerton was born in Westbury Park, Bristol. Her father, Bruce Willerton (born 1958), is a keen athlete and competitive triathlete who finished in 44th place in the 2009 Perth ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships.[2] She attended St Ursula's School in Bristol until Year 6 and then Cotham School in Bristol. She began her modelling career at fifteen,[3] after being scouted by Kate Marshall of Room 3 model agency while out shopping with her sister.[4] She signed with Models 1 in 2014.[5]


Miss Bristol 2010[edit]

At age 17, Willerton won Miss Bristol in 2010.[6] She went on to win Miss Bath in 2011 and Miss London in 2012.[7] At the Miss England contest in 2012, she reached the top five.

Miss Asia Pacific World 2011[edit]

In 2011, Willerton caused controversy at the Miss Asia Pacific World pageant, held in South Korea, while representing Wales. Along with a number of other representatives, Willerton claimed the pageant had been fixed after the girl representing Venezuela was apparently placed runner-up of the talent round before she had competed. Led by Willerton, a number of contestants demanded answers from organisers and later made claims that some contestants had been offered automatic top-ranking placements in exchange for sex, by organisers. The events were filmed by Willerton and other contestants (which were later uploaded to YouTube under the title "Confessions of a Beauty Queen" and spread throughout the pageant industry). Subsequently, she and the representatives from Guyana and Costa Rica fled their hotel to the airport, claiming the pageant organisers had tried to keep them there against their will and had followed them to the airport to stop them escaping. The organisers denied all accusations.[8][9]

Miss Universe 2013[edit]

On 8 June 2013, Willerton was crowned Miss Universe Great Britain in Birmingham and was quickly tipped as a potential winner of Miss Universe by international media and pageant forums. On 9 November 2013, Willerton participated at the Miss Universe contest in Moscow, where she became the first woman competing as Miss Great Britain to place in the semifinals, eventually finishing in the Top 10. Previous British contestants have placed as 1st Runner-up at Miss Universe, competing as Miss England, Miss Scotland and Miss Wales respectively. Willerton is the first UK contestant in thirty years to reach the top ten at Miss Universe, the previous woman to achieve this being Karen Moore, who as Miss England, reached the top five in 1983.


In 2011, Willerton won the reality show Signed By Katie Price on Sky Living.[10] In 2012, she worked as a presenter for Fashion TV.[11]

On 13 November 2013, Willerton competed on ITV's I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! filmed in Australia and placed 5th.[12]

Personal life[edit]

In December 2013, she was linked to reality star Joey Essex after they appeared on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! together.[13] However, papers reported in January 2014 that they had split, but Essex said they had 'never had a relationship anyway' and that they 'just really got along in the jungle'[14] although he has since claimed they have kissed and slept together.[15]


  1. ^ "Miss Universe Great Britain is Amy Willerton!". Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bruce Willerton". Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Latest News". Room3Agency. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ Nola Ojomu (14 April 2014). "Smize for the camera: I'm A Celebrity star Amy Willerton gets a top model makeover after joining Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's agency". Daily Mail. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Former Miss Bristol Amy Willerton tipped to be in I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!". Bristol Post. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  7. ^ [2][dead link]
  8. ^ "한국경찰에 무릎 꿇은 BBC'...". JoongAng Medie Network. 23 May 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "한국 주최 미인대회 BBC 오보 관련 소송 본격 시작". Christianity Daily. 10 May 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  10. ^ Lucy Waterlow (8 November 2013). "Katie Price's protegee Amy Willerton battles it out to win Miss Universe after breaking ties with star". Daily Mail. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "Amy Willerton for FashionTV – The House of Luxury at Baselworld 2012 – Part 1 | FashionTV Video Archive". 2 April 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "'I'm A Celebrity': Amy Willerton Wastes No Time in Stripping Off in the Jungle (PICTURES)". Huffington Post. 18 November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  13. ^ "Amy Willerton on Joey Essex romance: 'We kissed in Australia' - I'm A Celebrity News - Reality TV". Digital Spy. 17 December 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Joey Essex denies romance with Amy Willerton and wishes Sam Faiers well in CBB | Mail Online". Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  15. ^ "Joey Essex enjoyed mile high romp Amy Willerton hooking I'm A Celebrity". Retrieved 2014-08-11. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Holly Hale
Miss Universe Great Britain
Succeeded by
Grace Levy