Exeter researcher set to compete in the frst ever virtual Miss England semi final

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, like many other events, the Miss England contest was forced to cancel a series of events scheduled to be held between March ande June 2020. 

The semi final was due to take place at Kelham Hall & Country Park on 8th June but due to social distancing and lockdown restrictions, this was not possible. 

“After much deliberation I decided the best way forward was to run the contest online,” said organizer Angie Beasley. “The Miss England semifinal will now be held as a virtual event, with the judges meeting at a central location (socially distanced) on the 31st July and all contestants will connect via zoom on the day of the event.”

Hoping to make the final is local contestant is Jodie O’Neill, 24, who lives in Devon. Jodie has been busy raising funds and awareness in the Beauty with a Purpose section of the contest and is sponsored by Hospital Radio Exeter!

Approximately 40 contestants from across England have been invited to submit three videos to enter this year’s semifinal, which consist of an introduction, a catwalk and a talent video.

The current Miss England, NHS Doctor Bhasha Mukherjee, will be making a special appearance on the livestream after working at the hospital along with other former Miss & Mr England & Miss UK winners and chats with the organisers.

Plans to hold the 2020 final are dependent on circumstances but organizers hope this will be held late October.

The semi final will be available to watch on a live stream which can be booked on the Miss England website.  The livestream will include exclusive interviews with the judges, entertainment and the selection of the national finalists.

See this link to book your place and vote for Jodie: https://www.missengland.info/qualifiers/semi-final/#tab-livestream 

Or visit  www.missengland.info

The Exeter Daily