A Photoshoot and Interview With Miss Yorkshire 2015

I don't know about you, but I've always wondered what it's like to enter a beauty pageant.  When I was younger, I really loved Miss Congeniality so when I got the opportunity to do a photoshoot with Miss Yorkshire 2015 I couldn't say no, mainly because I wanted to ask her lots of questions!

Below are some of the photos from the photoshoot and Hannah answers what it's Really like to be a Beauty Queen.

Playsuit - Zara, 
Shirt- Mango

What made you want to enter a beauty pageant?

 I wanted to enter beauty pageants to show people that they aren't all about glamour, skinny girls and walking on a catwalk. There is a lot of bad stigma concerning pageants so it would be nice to show people the good side - beauty, fitness, confidence, brains and charity work!
I also believe beauty pageants will help me get back into modelling and help me get into physic modelling.

What does it take to become a beauty queen?

No 1: Self-confidence! To be able to stand up in front of audiences and judges against 20-50 other beautiful girls is hard. To walk down the catwalk in a bikini is hard. To then have an interview with judges is very nerve racking. So you have to believe in yourself and have confidence. Beauty queens are all different shapes and sizes so there is no particular look - but elegance, good composure and manners are essential.

What has been the most challenging in the contest?

To date - making sure you are happy with your chosen outfits and you feel they suit you best and will shine at the competition.

Do you have to showcase your talents like in the films?

For miss international and intercontinental you don't have to showcase talents, but there are other beauty pageants that you do.

Are all the girls nice to each other or is it very competitive?

All the girls are nice. We love to support each other and chat about outside activities. But yeah you are in a competition - but really we are all winners and have done great to get so far so we get on well to be honest. It's lovely meeting other girls that have similar interests too.

What preparation do you have to do before the Miss UK Final?

Lots of prep! Fitness first - I have a PT (personal trainer) 3-5 times a week to keep fit. A Healthy diet and lifestyle. Choose outfits: swimwear, evening wear and opening outfit.
Appearances: promote my achievement throughout Yorkshire by going to events and openings. All the appearances count towards the final grading.
Catwalk prep: I am currently being trained by the current Miss Intercontinental title holder.
Interview prep too.
Charity platform: you really need to have a platform to work towards. Mine is cancer research - so raising awareness and money for that cause is vital. 

What was your reaction when you found out you won the Miss Yorkshire title?

I was very pleased! I knew it was a great achievement and I could use my title to further my involvement and charity work! 

What advice would you give girls who are considering entering?

If they wish to follow in my footsteps then beauty contests can develop talent, your ability to smile in the most extreme conditions; walk with confidence and speak with clarity and definition. These are life-tasks that contestants take with them in all aspects of daily life. These skills can truly make you a well-rounded, confident and capable individual.
The contests can really help people understand disappointment. Not everyone is a winner all the time. Some people never win. But the most successful contestant is one who takes a loss and turns it into a win by handling her disappointment with aplomb. Being sincerely happy for another person shows a generosity of spirit. This trait marks a confident individual, one who will be a winner in life.

Has the contest been everything that you expected?

Yeah, I just can't wait to get to the final in July now. It will be a great event which I hope many people will come along to

What has been your favourite bit of the experience so far?

I love that competing is building my self-confidence. The ability to get up in front of an audience will develop a persons confidence and help in carrying themselves with pride.

Is there anywhere that we can keep up with your journey?

Keep up to date with my pageant journey through facebook (www.facebook.com/missyorkshire2015), Twitter @missyorkshire15 and Instagram Miss Yorkshire 2015.
My page is also up and running on the Miss International and Intercontinental website.

Would you ever consider entering a beauty contest?

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  1. Fabulous post!! Really enjoyed this because I too have always been interested in beauty pageants - if only I had the looks and confidence! Such a great, unique and interesting idea for a post...with stunning photos too of course!

    - Danielle xo

    1. Ah thanks so much Danielle, really glad you enjoyed the post :) Thanks, we did the photoshoot really early in the morning and it was so so cold! hah x

  2. Your photographs are so SO good! Love them :) Also, so interesting to read what she had to say.

    Sarah xxx || www.whatsasssays.com

  3. This is such an interesting post, Deimante. Beauty pageants have always intrigued me - I think they do have a bit of a negative reputation, so it's actually so refreshing to hear the opinion of someone who actually takes part in one, rather than just criticises them on the internet/in the newspaper!

    Beautiful photographs as well.



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