I have heard so many different opinions about Beauty Pageants positive and negative and I myself had doubts when I applied to be the next Miss Black Country but until you have the chance to be a part of one, especially the Miss England Pageant, it changes your outlook on them. From the organisers to the regional heats and to the finals of Miss England, the Miss England Beauty Pageant is all about being an inspiration to others, helping those in need and finding somebody different and interesting to represent your country.
If you read my previous blog then some of you will know that I was in hospital 2 weeks prior to the Miss England 2014 Finals not leaving me much time to prepare, leaving me on the fence about whether or not to pull out of the competition but after being inspired by young Stephen Sutton now MBE that sadly passed away after losing his battle to cancer and with the support of my family I made a rapid recovery and flew through the finals being placed 21st out of the 60 girls around the country. However, the Shingles I came down with in my face has unfortunately come back, only this time worse but luckily this time it has not affected my eyes. I went into hospital on the same course of antibiotics and anti viral’s last weekend and was then discharged after the rash had started to clear up on my face on Monday. I am dosed up with all kinds of medication to clear the infection and to make sure that it does not return. But has this stopped me from setting and achieving goals and helping others in need... No!
To cut a long story short... Don’t be afraid to try something new, be optimistic, believe and achieve!