The contest, title owned by the Miss World organisation is organised each year by Angie Beasley, 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.
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 the favourite to win the competition  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 Carina a student doctor at Cambridge finished 3rd runner up in Miss World 2014 held at ExCel London .
1928 to 1936
1953 to 1990
After winning the title of Miss England, winners would participate in Miss Universe, followed by the occasional Miss Europe, and finally Miss United Kingdom. In the event whereby a Miss England won the title of Miss United Kingdom, she would represent the United Kingdom in the Miss World pageant.
|Year||Miss England||Represented||Placement at Miss Universe||Special Awards||Placement at Miss UK|
|1989||Racquel Jory||London||Unplaced||1st Runner-up|
|1988||Tracey Williams||London||Unplaced||Miss Photogenic|
|1987||Yvette Dawn Livesey||West Yorkshire||Unplaced|
|1986||Joanne Sedgley||Newquay||Unplaced||1st Runner-up|
|1985||Helen Westlake||London||Unplaced||Top 15|
|1984||Louise Gray||Sheffield||Unplaced||Top 7|
|1983||Karen Lesley Moore||Southsea||4th Runner-up||1st Runner-up|
|1982||Della Frances Dolan||Grimsby||Top 12||WINNER|
|1981||Suzanne Hughes||Manchester||1st Runner-up|
|1980||Julie Duckworth||Blackpool||Unplaced||2nd Runner-up|
|1979||Carolyn Ann Seaward||Yelverton, Devon||2nd runner-up||Miss Photogenic||WINNER|
|1978||Beverley Isherwood||Manchester||Unplaced||2nd Runner-up|
|1977||Sarah Louise Long||Bristol||Unplaced||2nd Runner-up|
|1976||Pauline Davies||Manchester||Top 12||Miss Photogenic|
|1975||Vicki Harris||London||Top 12||WINNER|
|1974||Kathleen Ann Celeste Anders||Rochdale||Top 12||1st Runner-up|
|1973||Veronica Ann Cross||London||Unplaced||WINNER|
|1972||Jennifer Mary McAdam||London||4th Runner-up||WINNER|
|1971||Marilyn Ann Ward||New Milton||Top 12||WINNER|
|1970||Yvonne Anne Ormes||Nantwich||Unplaced||WINNER|
|1969||Myra Van Heck||London||Unplaced|
|1968||Jennifer Lowe Summers||Manchester||Top 15||WINNER|
|1967||Jennifer Lynn Lewis||Leicester||2nd Runner-up||WINNER|
|1966||Janice Carol Whiteman||London||Top 15|
|1965||Jennifer Warren Gurley||Unplaced|
|1964||Brenda Blacker||London||1st Runner-up|
|1962||Kim Carlton||London||Top 15||Miss Photogenic
Best National Costume
|1961||Arlette Dobson||London||3rd Runner-up|
|1960||Joan Ellinor Boardman||London||Top 15|
|1959||Pamela Ann Searle||London||3rd Runner-up||Miss Photogenic|
|1957||Joanne Sedgley||London||2nd Runner-up|
|1956||Iris Alice Kathleen Waller||London||3rd Runner-up||WINNER|
|1955||Margaret Rowe||London||Top 15||Most Popular Girl in Parade|
|1954||Marlene Ann Dee||London|
Since 2000, winners of Miss England have been competing in the Miss World pageant.
- Miss Northern Ireland
- Miss Scotland
- Miss United Kingdom
- Miss Wales
- Miss Universe Great Britain
- Miss Great Britain