Miss Great Britain 2021 celebrates the return of live pageants in Leicester. 

The UKs oldest and most prestigious pageant celebrated its 76th anniversary on Friday 17th September at a live glittering event in Leicester.

Over 400 guests watched the live event held at the Athena in Leicester, where 58 ladies took to the stage in fashion wear, swimwear and evening wear before being interviewed live on stage.

The event/finalists this year supported two charities, Cancer Research UK and midlands based Alex’s Wish, conquering Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and has to date raised over  £47,000 for these worthy causes (with funds still coming in).

The judges for the event were

Miss Great Britain 20/21 Jen Atkin

Ms Great Britain 20/21 April Banbury

Pageant historian and author Sally-Ann Fawcett

Sex and Relationship Editor at the Sun Newspaper Georgie Culley

Marketing Executive of Dukes the Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel in Dubai (and Prize Sponsor of Miss Great Britain) Tom Hui

 

The three winners were crowned as Miss Great Britain, Ms Great Britain and the first ever Ms Great Britain Classic and will now work with the organisers and be represented by Kreative Group across the next 12 months:

Winners pictured left to right:

The first ever Ms Great Britain Classic 2021/22 is 52 year old Kirsty Fletcher, Miss Great Britain 2021/22 is 22 year old Eden McAllister and Ms Great Britain 2021/22 is 37 year old Kat Henry.

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Family, friends and sponsors of the 58 finalists were in attendance to see 22-year-old Eden McAllister from Belfast crowned Miss Great Britain 2021, 37 year old Kat Henry from Oxted was crowned Ms Great Britain 2021 and 52 year old Kirsty Fletcher from Blackwater, Hampshire crowned the first ever Ms Great Britain Classic 2021

National Director, Kate Solomons said “Introducing the new divisions and now having three title holders is an extraordinary step for the 76-year-old brand of Miss Great Britain, helping to bring the event into the 21st century. In 2012 when I became the national director of Miss Great Britain, the first ruling I chose to abolish was that contestant could not be married or have children, an outdated ruling that some pageants still uphold. Our finalists are strong, independent and empowering women, and marital status or being a mother should not disallow them from entering a pageant, or carving out any career they choose to have. Now allowing women over 40 to compete is really helping to smash misconceptions of beauty pageants and help to demonstrate that women over a certain age are certainly not past their ‘sell by date’, in fact quite the opposite, our contestants for Ms Great Britain Classic were beautiful, charismatic, elegant and sophisticated. We have three outstanding winners and we are very excited for the year ahead.

Huge congratulations to the runners up across all divisions: Miss GB: 1st Runner Up Alexandra Darby and 2nd Runner Up  Eden Kippax, Ms GB: 1st Runner Up Katrina Hodge and 2nd Runner Up Kirstie Logan-Townshend and Ms GB Classic: 1st Runner Up Laura White and 2nd Runner Up Debbie Hughes!  Well done ladies xx

Miss Great Britain 2020/21 is Jen Atkin!

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Jen was crowned Miss Great Britain as part of the competitions 75th Anniversary celebrations in February 2020.

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!”

Ms Great Britain 2020/21 is April Banbury!

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April was crowned the first ever Ms Great Britain as part of the competitions 75th Anniversary celebrations in February 2020.

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.”

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

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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 top 5 2018/29 (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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