The Miss England Midlands semi final is taking place at Resorts World Birmingham on Sunday June 2nd and women from across the country are taking part in the one day event. The contest includes an interview and a catwalk round along with the Beauty with a Purpose Fundraising round.
Hannah Bradley, 22 is from Cumbria and is a Receptionist at Stricklandgate Dental Practice in Penrith; she is proudly sponsored by local organisation – Carlisle Kenpo Karate.
Carlisle Kenpo Karate is supporting Hannah in the event in the hope that she is successful in making it through to the Miss England national final held later in the summer. The Miss England contest is the only competition in this country which qualifies for Miss World which has a top prize of $100k.
Part of the contest involves fundraising for the nominated charity Papyrus, a suicide prevention charity.
Hannah is hosting multiple events over the next few months to raise as many funds as possible for this incredible charity.
Miss England is NOT about having the most expensive dresses or being the most beautiful girl in the country.
For the first time ever, the classic ball gown round is being replaced by a Little Black Dress.
“Contestants usually need a ball gown for both the semi & the final of Miss England. In the Midlands semi final, contestants WONT need a ball gown to compete, only the ladies who reach the final will. I’m hoping other regional contests will eventually follow suit but maybe next year. It’s a fact girls don’t like to wear the same dress twice and because of this many end up spending hundreds if not thousands of pounds on at least two ball gowns in one year and it gets very expensive!” Says Director Angie Beasley.
A public vote will be starting on the 1st May with the winning contestant gaining a place in the National final of Miss England and the judges will also choose at least 4 other contestants to go forward to the national final.
To follow Hannah’s Miss England journey, find her on Facebook www.facebook.com/hannahbradley2019