“And the winner of Miss Black Country 2014 is… Shelley-Marie Sumner”.
I shall never forget that moment for as long as I shall live. The best night of my life so far. Unfortunately my Step Nan Anne passed away a few days before the final so I dedicate my title and all I have achieved to her.
Alongside those 2 amazing achievements and experiences I also had a few months of negativity starting with me being admitted into hospital with Shingles in the eye socket shortly after winning my title which caused me to cancel my charity events to raise money for Beauty With A Purpose for the Miss England Final. I recovered quickly with the help of doctors and the love and support I received from friends and family but then it reoccurred again shortly after the Miss England Final.
During Christmas 2014 I visited The Black Country Museum where we were treated like royalty and even got free traditional fish and chips. Myself and my family had a fun, festive night and it makes me feel very privileged to represent my region!