Miss Great Britain 2020 celebrates 75th anniversary in Leicester. 

The UKs oldest and most prestigious pageant celebrated its 75th anniversary on Friday 21st February at a glittering event in Leicester.

Over 400 guests watched the live event held at the Athena in Leicester, where 60 ladies took to the stage in fashion wear, swimwear and evening wear before being interviewed live on stage.

The event this year supported two charities, Cancer Research UK and midlands based Alex’s Wish, conquering Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and raised a staggering £42,000 for these worthy causes.

The judges for the event were

Miss Great Britain 18/19 Kobi-Jean Cole

Actor and Martial Arts champion Winston Ellis

Award winning hairdresser and salon owner Barrie Stephen

Pageant historian and author Sally-Ann Fawcett

Social media influencers and sister The ODolls (Daisey and Ellie O’Donnell)

The two winners were crowned as Ms and Miss Great Britain and will now work with the organisers and be represented by Kreative Group:

 

Miss Great Britain 2020 is 26 year old Jen Atkin (Wilkinson), an Aviation Administrator From Grimsby.

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Jen has been working unbelievably hard and is keen to promote a healthy lifestyle after losing over 8 stone in weight!

“I’m so incredibly honoured to be the 75th Miss Great Britain, representing our country alongside my twin brother who runs for Team GB. I have so much in the pipeline for my reign; including the release of my next country single this spring!”

While 30 year old April Banbury from Hertfordshire was crowned the first ever Ms Great Britain.

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April is a couture bridal designer and stylist from London, who says

“My inspiration for designing bridal dresses really starts with the woman I’m designing for. I’m so very passionate about changing stereotypes within the fashion industry and promoting diversity through designing and styling gowns to suit every woman. No matter their shape, size or ethnicity.

Being crowned the first ever Ms Great Britain will enable my voice to be heard and help make this change once and for all. I couldn’t be more honoured to have won this title and to celebrate empowering women worldwide to love themselves just the way they are.”

National Director of Miss Great Britain, Kate Solomons, said she is absolutely delighted with the new winners and is excited to see what they will do with their year. Both ladies have a strong, entrepreneurial spirit and have already worked so hard in the build up to the competition, supporting our charities and promoting the brand. The contest now attracts such a versatile mix of women, from full time mums, those studying for various careers and this year we had a farmer, a rugby player, a doctor and a density taking part in the final; Miss Great Britain really does attract an eclectic mix of independent and empowered women who work together to help build the brand and various amazing causes.

Huge congratulations to the runners up across both divisions: Miss GB: 1st Runner Up Amy Beilby and 2nd Runner Up Maisie Hopkins and Ms GB: 1st Runner Up Zara Nortley and 2nd Runner Up Kat Henry!  Well done ladies xx

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Miss Great Britain 2018/19 is Kobi-Jean Cole!

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The National Final of Miss Great Britain 2018 took place on Friday 14th  September at the Athena in Leicester. 52 girls from across the UK competed for the prestigious title.

Family, friends and sponsors of the 52 finalists were in attendance to see 23 year old Kobi-Jean Cole crowned Miss Great Britain 2018/19. Kobi-Jean, from Bristol won the title of Miss Bristol to qualify for the National Final.

The show, which is organised by Kreative Group/ModelZed Events Ltd, was held for the 6th year at the gorgeous Athena in the heart of Leicester city. The show opened with a spectacular dance routine courtesy of Stacie Lovell Dance Academy followed by a dance scene featuring all finalists dressed in white.

The top 5 (pictured below) were: 5th  Elle Ismaili (Miss Central London), 4th  Tiffany Bayliss (Miss Surrey), 3rd Maddie Wahdan  (Miss Stockport ), 2nd Amy Beilby (Miss Nottingham) and the winner Kobi-Jean Cole (Miss Bristol).

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The event and finalists raised in excess of £15,000* for our chosen charities: Globals Make Some Noise!

*Official amount to be confirmed soon as funds are still being collated.

6 additional accolades were also awarded on the evening: Charity: Josie Robins Miss Hertfordshire, Personality: Tiffany Bayliss Miss Surrey, Publicity: Stephanie Wood Miss Staffordshire, Popularity (Public Vote): Kobe Emelonye Miss Kent, Talent: Amy Beilby MissNottingham & Beach Body: Kobi-Jean Cole Miss Bristol

 

Judges for the event were: Saffron Rose Hart – Miss Great Britain 2017/18, Sally-Ann Fawcett – Author of the top selling Beauty Pageant book series ‘Misdemeanours’, Barrie Stephen – Award winning hair stylist/salon owner, Ruth Deane – model agent & Magazine editor and Matt Fiddes – Celebrity Trainer, martial arts, self defence and fitness expert

 

2017/18

 

Miss Great Britain® 2017/18 was Saffron Rose Hart from Hull.

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Saffron, proudly represented Hull at the Miss Great Britain 2017 final. We still work very closely with Saffron as one of our former winners and she will play a big part in coaching Kobi throughout her Miss GB journey.  We wish Saffron  lots of luck in all of her future endeavours.

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Miss Great Britain was Established in 1945.

 

We were excited to announce that we appointed a new director and team in 2013. After an extremely successful 6 years and 6 fantastic National finals, Kate Solomons & the team at Kreative Group are working hard on future events.

Miss Great Britain is one of the leading pageants in the UK, offering the winner fantastic opportunities!! Read more…

Miss Great Britain will be ran as a live final across 2 days in September*, auditions and heats will be organised across the UK to select the finalists to compete.

*TBC

We at Miss Great Britain pride ourselves on our ethos ‘Beauty Throughout’. Our contestants are not only judged on their physical appearance but on all attributes a strong, successful and independent young lady should possess. Personality and interview technique will play a large part in the selection and judging process.

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