A FORMER Irish dancing world championship competitior and Worcester actress will represent the city on the national stage after winning a place in the Miss England grand final.
Local girl Roisin Richardson, 22, has already been raising the profile of local charities and the success has given her a platform to interview local Stroke Ambassador Sas Freeman who is a stroke survivor herself.
The Gainford Group based in Newcastle are the 2019 hosts for the contest as the reigning Miss England Alisha Cowie is a former Miss Newcastle.
In association with Mauritius Tourism, the contest will be held over a two day period with a series of different rounds for the contestants to compete in. The final will take place in the two day contest on July 31 and August 1 in Newcastle.
Over the last 12 years, Miss England has continued to change with the times and banned the swimwear parade back in 2009, before Miss America ever did .
The contest also has an Ethical Fashion round and with this years theme #WEARITGREEN to promote recycling.
The contestants are invited to create themselves and outfit from recycled materials and clothing for the catwalk, participate in a ports round and raise funds using the contest ethos Beauty with a Purpose . There are other exciting rounds like a Stages Miss Beautiful Hair contest , a talent round and a general knowledge quiz
Proud mum Julie Richardson-Abraham said: “It was quite a shock to her being put through on her first attempt. She feels both excited and privileged at the same time.”
The grand final of Miss England is supporting the Chronicle Sunshine fund which helps disabled youngsters as this is the nominated charity for Miss Newcastle. Finalists in the Newcastle heat already raised a record breaking £30,000 for the charity this year.
Miss England has raised over £500k in the last 10 years for deserving charities across the country.
The winner will represent England at Miss World and win a luxury holiday to Mauritius.
Visit www.missengland.info/qualifiers/finals for more.