Miss England is a national Beauty pageant in England.

History

The contest, title owned by the Miss World organisation is organised each year by Angie Beasley, 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, Mr UK, 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 top glamour model Jordan, who joined the judging panel for Miss Sussex.

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 & "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.

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 became notable for featuring a plus-size model, Chloe Marshall and an active-duty member of the British Army, Katrina Hodge, both firsts for the pageant.

Several Miss England contestants had almost clinched an international crown for England, placing in the 1st runner up position for five times; once in Miss Universe, and twice each in Miss World (as Miss United Kingdom) and Miss Europe.

The 2011 event was won by Alize Mounter who was classed as the favourite to win the competition At the Miss World final, Alize won Miss World Europe and finished as 3rd runner up, making her the most successful English entrant at Miss World since 1992. The same thing would happen later, when Carina Tyrrell represented England at Miss World 2014 Carina a student doctor at Cambridge finished 3rd runner up in Miss World 2014 held at ExCel London .

Titleholders

From 1928 to 1936

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

From 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 the Miss World pageant.

YearMiss EnglandCity RepresentedMiss Universe PlacementSpecial awardsNotes
1990Carla BarrowUnplaced
1989Racquel JoryUnplacedMiss United Kingdom 1989 (1st Runner-up)
Miss Europe 1991 (Unplaced)
1988Tracey WilliamsUnplacedMiss Photogenic
1987Yvette Dawn LiveseyWest YorkshireUnplaced
1986Joanne SedgleyNewquayUnplacedMiss United Kingdom 1986 (1st Runner-up)
1985Helen WestlakeLondonUnplacedMiss United Kingdom 1985 (Top 15)
1984Louise GraySheffieldUnplacedMiss United Kingdom 1984 (Top 7)
1983Karen Lesley MooreSouthsea4th Runner-upMiss United Kingdom 1983 (1st Runner-up)
Miss Europe 1984 (Top 10)
Miss International 1984 (Top 15)
1982Della Frances DolanGrimsbyTop 12Miss United Kingdom 1982 (Winner)
Miss World 1982 (2nd Runner-up)
1981Suzanne HughesManchesterMiss United Kingdom 1981 (Top 7)
1980Julie DuckworthBlackpoolUnplacedMiss United Kingdom 1982 (2nd Runner-up)
1979Carolyn Ann SeawardYelverton, Devon2nd runner-upMiss PhotogenicMiss United Kingdom 1979 (Winner)
Miss World 1979 (1st Runner-up)
1978Beverley IsherwoodManchesterUnplacedMiss Europe 1978 (Unplaced)
Miss United Kingdom 1978 (2nd Runner-up)
1977Sarah Louise LongBristolUnplacedMiss Europe 1978 (2nd Runner-up)
Miss United Kingdom 1978 (2nd Runner-up)
1976Pauline DaviesManchesterTop 12Miss PhotogenicMiss Europe 1976 (Unplaced)
1975Vicki HarrisLondonTop 12Miss United Kingdom 1975 (Winner)
Miss World 1975 (2nd Runner-up)
1974Kathleen Ann Celeste AndersRochdaleTop 12Miss Europe 1974 (4th Runner-up)
Miss United Kingdom 1974 (1st Runner-up)
1973Veronica Ann CrossLondonUnplacedMiss United Kingdom 1973 (Winner)
Miss World 1973 (6th Runner-up)
1972Jennifer Mary McAdamLondon4th Runner-upMiss Europe 1972 (4th Runner-up)
Miss United Kingdom 1972 (Winner)
Miss World 1972 (6th Runner-up)
1971Marilyn Ann WardNew MiltonTop 12Miss United Kingdom 1971 (Winner)
Miss World 1971 (1st Runner-up)
1970Yvonne Anne OrmesNantwichUnplacedMiss United Kingdom 1970 (Winner)
Miss World 1970 (6th Runner-up)
1969Myra Van HeckUnplaced(Posed for Playboy's April 1970 edition)
1968Jennifer Lowe SummersManchesterTop 15Miss United Kingdom 1966 (Winner)
Miss World 1966 (Top 15)
Miss Europe 1968 (Unplaced)
1967Jennifer Lynn LewisLeicester2nd Runner-upMiss Europe 1967 (Unplaced)
Miss United Kingdom 1967 (Winner)

Miss World 1967 (4th Runner-up)
1966Janice Carol WhitemanTop 15Miss Europe 1966 (Unplaced)
1965Jennifer Warren GurleyUnplacedMiss Europe 1965 (Unplaced)
1964Brenda Blacker1st Runner-up(Highest placement for England at Miss Universe)
Miss Europe 1964 (Unplaced)
1963Susan PrattWithdrawn(Met with an auto accident on the first night in Miami where the Miss Universe 1963 was held and was seated on a chair on the stage on the final night)
Miss Europe 1963 (Unplaced)
1962Kim CarltonTop 15Miss Photogenic
Best National Costume
Miss Europe 1962 (Unplaced)
1961Arlette Dobson3rd Runner-upMiss Europe 1961 (1st Runner-up)
1960Joan Ellinor BoardmanTop 15Miss Europe 1960 (Unplaced)
1959Pamela Ann Searle3rd Runner-upMiss Photogenic
1958Dorothy HazeldineUnplacedMiss Europe 1958 (Unplaced)
1957Joanne Sedgley2nd Runner-upMiss Europe 1957 (4th Runner-up)
1956Iris Alice Kathleen Waller3rd Runner-upMiss United Kingdom 1956 (Winner)
Miss World 1956 (Unplaced)
1955Margaret RoweTop 15Most Popular Girl in ParadeMiss Europe 1955 (4th Runner-up)
1954Marlene Ann DeeMiss World 1951 (Unplaced) (Under the banner of Britain)
Miss World 1952 (Unplaced) (Under the banner of Britain)
Miss Europe 1953 (1st Runner-up)

From 2000 to Present

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

YearMiss EnglandCity RepresentedMiss World PlacementNotes
2016Elizabeth GrantPrestonTBA
2015Natasha HemmingsCheshireUnplacedTop 13 at Miss World Talent
2014Carina TyrrellCambridgeTop 5Top 10 at Beauty with a Purpose
Top 14 at Interview Scores
Top 5 at Multimedia
Top 32 at Miss World Sport
2nd Runner-up at World Fashion Designer Dress
2013Kirsty HeslewoodLondonTop 10Top 33 at Balinese Beach Fabric
Top 10 at Beauty with a Purpose
Top 11 at Interview Scores
Top 20 at Miss World Sport
Top 10 at Miss World Top Model
2012Charlotte HolmesDevonTop 15Top 10 at Beauty with a Purpose
Top 16 at Interview Scores
Top 24 at Miss World Sport
Top 46 at Miss World Top Model
2011Alize Lily MounterLondonTop 7Miss World Beach Beauty
Top 20 at Beauty with a Purpose
Miss World Europe
4th Runner-up at Miss World Top Model
2010Jessica LinleyNottinghamUnplaced
2009Katrina HodgeRoyal Tunbridge WellsUnplaced
Rachel ChristieLondon(Resigned)
2008Laura ColemanDerbyUnplaced
2007Georgia HorsleyYorkUnplacedTop 18 at Miss World Talent
2006Eleanor GlynnOxfordUnplaced
2005Hammasa KohistaniLondonUnplaced
2004Danielle LloydLiverpoolUnplaced
2003Jackie TurnerPooleUnplaced
2002Danielle LuanOxfordUnplaced
2001Sally KettleLeicesterUnplaced
2000Michelle WalkerLiverpoolUnplaced