Miss England

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Miss England
Formation 1928
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters London
Miss World
Official language
Website Miss England Official website
Laura Coleman, Miss England 2008

The Miss England competition is an annual beauty pageant targeted at young females aged 17–24 years living in England. Entrants must hold a British passport to enter.


The contest, title owned by the Miss World organisation is organised each year by Angie Beasley,[citation needed] a winner of 25 beauty contests in the 1980s and has organised beauty pageants around the country on behalf of Miss World, including Miss United Kingdom, Mr UK, Miss England, Miss Scotland and Miss Wales.

The contest often attracts celebrity judges at local and national finals. Many celebrities have also judged the regional heats for the competition around the country including top glamour model Jordan, who joined the judging panel for Miss Sussex.

The Miss England competition is promoted to thousands of women around England in local media by a series of area heats held around the country.

News of the World & "Take a Break" magazine have previously sponsored contestants over the years, writing features on contestants and used the winners on the front covers. Various newspapers, including the Daily Mirror, The Times, The Daily Mail and various magazines including Teen Vogue in New York and Hello! have carried stories on local and national winners.

The winner of the Miss England competition, along with the winners of Miss Northern Ireland, Miss Scotland and Miss Wales, can compete in Miss World. The highest ranking competitor of the four constituent country entrants is then presented with the title and crown of Miss United Kingdom.

The 2008 contest became notable for featuring a plus-size model, Chloe Marshall and an active-duty member of the British Army, Katrina Hodge, both firsts for the pageant.[1]

Since the pageant's inception of more than 50 years ago, no title holder had gone on to win any international contest. However several Miss England contestants had almost clinched an international crown for England, placing in the 1st runner up position for five times; once in Miss Universe, and twice each in Miss World (as Miss United Kingdom) and Miss Europe.

The 2011 event was won by Alize Mounter who was classed as Miss Everymodel, she was the favourite to win the competition [2] since the line up was announced, runner up was Miss London Rissikat Bade. At the Miss World final, Alize won Miss World Europe and finished as 3rd runner up, making her the most successful English entrant at Miss World since 1992. The same thing would happen later, when Carina Tyrrell represented England at Miss World 2014


Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

The winner of Miss England represents her country at Miss World. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.

Year Miss England
1928 Nonni Shields
1929 Benny Dick
1930 Marjorie Ross
1931 Bettie Mason
1932 Gwen Stallard
1933 Angela Ward
1934 June Lammas
1935 Muriel Oxford
1936 Laurence Atkins

From 1953 to 1990[edit]

Year Miss England Hometown Placement at Miss Universe (as Miss England) Special awards Placement at Miss Europe (as Miss England) Placement at Miss UK (as Miss England) Placement at Miss World (as Miss UK) Notes
1953 Marlene Ann Dee 1st runner-up Non-finalist Contestant (under the banner of Britain) at Miss World 1951
1955 Margaret Rowe Top 15 Most Popular Girl in Parade Non-finalist
1956 Iris Alice Kathleen Waller 3rd runner-up Winner Non-finalist
1957 Sonia Hamilton 2nd runner-up 4th runner-up
1958 Dorothy Hazeldine Non-finalist Non-finalist
1959 Pamela Ann Searle 3rd runner-up Miss Photogenic
1960 Joan Ellinor Boardman Top 15 Non-finalist
1961 Arlette Dobson 3rd runner-up 1st runner-up
1962 Kim Carlton Top 15 Miss Photogenic and Best National Costume Non-finalist
1963 Susan Pratt Non-finalist Met with an auto accident on the first night in Miami where the Miss Universe 1963 was held and was seated on a chair on the stage on the final night
1964 Brenda Blacker 1st runner-up Non-finalist Achieved highest placement for England in the history of Miss Universe
1965 Jennifer Warren Gurley Non-finalist Non-finalist
1966 Janice Carol Whiteman Top 15 Non-finalist
1967 Jennifer Lynn Lewis Leicester 2nd runner-up Non-finalist Winner 4th runner-up
1968 Jennifer Lowe Summers Manchester Top 15 Non-finalist Winner (of 1966) Top 15 (of 1966)
1969 Myra Van Heck Non-finalist Posed for Playboy's April 1970 edition
1970 Yvonne Anne Ormes Nantwich Non-finalist Winner 6th runner-up
1971 Marilyn Ann Ward New Milton Top 12 Winner 1st runner-up
1972 Jennifer Mary McAdam London 4th runner-up 4th runner-up Winner 6th runner-up
1973 Veronica Ann Cross London Non-finalist Winner 6th runner-up
1974 Kathleen Ann Celeste Anders Rochdale Top 12 4th runner-up 1st runner-up
1975 Vicki Harris London Top 12 Winner 2nd runner-up
1976 Pauline Davies Manchester Top 12 Miss Photogenic Non-finalist Non-finalist
1977 Sarah Louise Long Bristol Non-finalist 2nd runner-up 2nd runner-up
1978 Beverley Isherwood Manchester Non-finalist Non-finalist 2nd runner-up
1979 Carolyn Seaward Yelverton, Devon 2nd runner-up Miss Photogenic Winner 1st runner-up
1980 Julie Duckworth Blackpool Non-finalist 2nd runner-up
1981 Suzanne Hughes Manchester Top 7
1982 Della Frances Dolan Grimsby Top 12 Winner 2nd runner-up
1983 Karen Lesley Moore Southsea 4th runner-up Top 10 (of 1984) 1st runner up Top 15 at Miss International 1984
1984 Louise Gray Sheffield Non-finalist Top 7
1985 Helen Westlake London Non-finalist Top 15
1986 Joanne Sedgley Newquay Non-finalist 1st runner-up
1987 Yvette Dawn Livesey West Yorkshire Non-finalist
Debbie Ann Pearman West Midlands Non-finalist at Miss International 1987, later disqualified, title taken over by Livesey
1988 Tracey Williams Non-finalist Miss Photogenic
1989 Racquel Jory Non-finalist Non-finalist (of 1991) 1st runner-up
1990 Carla Barrow Non-finalist Last contestant to compete as Miss England at Miss Universe

From 2000 to Present[edit]

Since 2000 Miss England will be competing at Miss World pageant.

Year Miss England City Represented Placement Queen of Europe Top Model Beach Beauty Talent Sports BWAP
China 2000 Michelle Walker Liverpool Unplaced
South Africa 2001 Sally Kettle Leicester Unplaced
United Kingdom 2002 Danielle Luan Oxford Unplaced
China 2003 Jackie Turner Poole Unplaced
China 2004 Danielle Lloyd Liverpool Unplaced
China 2005 Hammasa Kohistani London Unplaced
Poland 2006 Eleanor Glynn Oxford Unplaced
China 2007 Georgia Horsley York Unplaced Top 18
South Africa 2008 Laura Coleman Derby Unplaced
South Africa 2009 Rachel Christie London Resigned
Katrina Hodge Royal Tunbridge Wells Unplaced
China 2010 Jessica Linley Nottingham Unplaced
United Kingdom 2011 Alize Lily Mounter London 3rd Runner-up Winner 4th Runner-up Winner Top 20
China 2012 Charlotte Holmes Devon Top 15 Top 47 Top 24 Top 10
Indonesia 2013 Kirsty Heslewood London Top 10 Top 10 Top 33 Top 20
United Kingdom 2014 Carina Tyrrell Cambridge Top 5 Top 32 Top 10

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