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Miss England
Formation1928; 95 years ago (1928)
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss World
Official language

Miss England is a national beauty pageant in England.


The contest, title owned by the Miss World organisation is organised each year by Angie Beasley,[1] 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, 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 glamour model Jordan, who joined the judging panel for Miss Sussex.[citation needed]

Carina Tyrrell, Miss England 2014

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 and 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.[citation needed]

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 featured a plus-size model, Chloe Marshall and an active-duty member of the British Army, Katrina Hodge, both firsts for the pageant.[2]

In 2022 Melisa Raouf became the first contestant to compete in a semi final of the contest without makeup, following the introduction of a "bare-face top model" round in 2019.[3]


The title of Miss England 2011 was won by Alize Lily Mounter who was classed as the favourite to win the competition.[4] Mounter would later compete in the Miss World 2011 where she was among the top seven contestants on the final night, finishing in 4th place. She was also awarded the title of Miss World Europe, a first for England, after finishing as the highest ranked delegate from Europe in the competition.

Carina Tyrrell, who was a medical student when she won her national title in 2014, competed in Miss World 2014 when the competition was held in her home country at ExCeL London. She would make the final cut and enter the top 5, also finishing in 4th place overall.[5]

In 2017, Stephanie Hill represented England at the Miss World 2017 held in Sanya, China and became the first English delegate to make the top 3 in the competition by placing as the 2nd runner-up. Hill was also awarded the title of Miss World Europe after being the European contestant with the highest scores. This result makes Hill the most successful Miss England in the history of Miss World.[citation needed]


1928 to 1936

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

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 Miss World.

Year Miss England City Placement at Miss Universe Special Award(s) at Miss Universe Placement at Miss United Kingdom
1990 Carla Barrow London Unplaced
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 Miss United Kingdom 1982
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 Miss United Kingdom 1979
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 Miss United Kingdom 1975
1974 Kathleen Ann Celeste Anders Rochdale Top 12 1st runner-up
1973 Veronica Ann Cross London Unplaced Miss United Kingdom 1973
1972 Jennifer Mary McAdam London 4th runner-up Miss United Kingdom 1972
1971 Marilyn Ann Ward New Milton Top 12 Miss United Kingdom 1971
1970 Yvonne Anne Ormes Nantwich Unplaced Miss United Kingdom 1970
1969 Myra Van Heck London Unplaced
1968 Jennifer Lowe Summers Manchester Top 15 Miss United Kingdom 1968
1967 Jennifer Lynn Lewis Leicester 2nd runner-up Miss United Kingdom 1967
1966 Janice Carol Whiteman London Top 15
1965 Jennifer Warren Gurley Unplaced
1964 Brenda Blacker London 1st runner-up
1963 Susan Pratt London Withdrew
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
1958 Dorothy Hazeldine London Unplaced
1957 Joanne Sedgley London 2nd runner-up
1956 Iris Alice Kathleen Waller London 3rd runner-up Miss United Kingdom 1956
1955 Margaret Rowe[6] London Top 15 Most Popular Girl in Parade
1954 June Peters London
1953 Marlene Ann Dee London


Stephanie Hill, Miss England 2017

Since 2000, winners of Miss England have been competing in Miss World.

Year Miss England City Placement Awards
2023 Jessica Gagen[7] Skelmersdale TBA TBA
2022 Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, no pageant in 2022
2021 Rehema Muthamia[8] London Top 40 Beauty with a Purpose
Top 27 at Miss World Talent
2020 Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, no pageant in 2020
2019 Bhasha Mukherjee[9] Derby Top 40 Top 32 at Miss World Sport
2018 Alisha Cowie Newcastle Unplaced 4th Runner-up Sanya Tourism Promotional Video Award
2017 Stephanie Hill Sheffield 2nd Runner-up Top 20 at Beauty with a Purpose
Top 8 at Multimedia
3rd Runner-up at Miss World Talent
2016 Elizabeth Grant Preston Unplaced Top 24 at Miss World Sport
2015 Natasha Hemmings Cheshire Unplaced Top 13 at Miss World Talent
2014 Carina Tyrrell Cambridge Top 5 Top 10 at Beauty with a Purpose
Top 14 at Interview Scores
Top 5 at Multimedia
Top 32 at Miss World Sport
2013 Kirsty Heslewood London Top 10 Top 33 at Balinese Beach Fabric
Top 10 at Beauty with a Purpose
Top 10 at Interview Scores
Top 20 at Miss World Sport
Top 10 at Top Model
2012 Charlotte Holmes Devon Top 15 Top 10 at Beauty with a Purpose
Top 16 at Interview Scores
Top 24 at Miss World Sport
Top 46 at Top Model
2011 Alize Lily Mounter London Top 7 Winner of Beach Beauty
Top 20 at Beauty with a Purpose
Winner of Miss World Europe
4th Runner-up at Top Model
2010 Jessica Linley Mansfield Unplaced
2009 Katrina Hodge Royal Tunbridge Wells Unplaced
Rachel Christie London Resigned
2008 Laura Coleman Derby Unplaced
2007 Georgia Horsley York Unplaced Top 18 at Miss World Talent
2006 Eleanor Glynn Oxford Unplaced
2005 Hammasa Kohistani London Unplaced
2004 Danielle Lloyd Liverpool Unplaced
2003 Jackie Turner Poole Unplaced
2002 Danielle Luan Oxford Unplaced
2001 Sally Kettle Leicester Unplaced
2000 Michelle Walker Liverpool Unplaced

See also


  1. ^ "In front of the judges in an old bathing suit, I knew my beauty pageant was my ticket out of poverty". Daily Mirror. MGN Limited. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Size 16 girl in Miss England final". BBC News. 17 July 2008.
  3. ^ Lang, Rachel (4 August 2022). "Miss England contestant becomes the first in the pageant's 94-year history to compete without makeup". Lad Bible.
  4. ^ "Competitive Betting Market Open For Miss England 2011". Free Bets Blog. 5 July 2011. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012.
  5. ^ "About". Carina Tyrrell Official. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Britain to toss us a curve". Spokane Daily Chronicle. 2 June 1955. p. 46. Retrieved 17 July 2023 – via Google News Archive.
  7. ^ "Jessica Gagen is crowned Miss England 22- here she is with her proud dad Paul - Jess is the first redhead to ever win the title". Instagram.
  8. ^ "MISS & MR ENGLAND 2021 ANNOUNCED !". Miss England Contest. 28 August 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  9. ^ Grant, Kirsty (3 August 2019). "Meet the new Miss England: The junior doctor with two degrees". BBC Newsbeat. Retrieved 12 November 2019.

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