my name is Charlotte Rowe, I am 22 years old and I live in Leigh.
This year was very exciting for me as I took part in Miss Wigan 2015 and I took home the title! Never in a million years did I expect that to happen. Also I took home the title of Miss Charity, Wigan 2015/16, which means a lot to me as charity is very important and takes a lot of hard work and dedication to keep up, so I was thrilled to receive that.
Let’s roll back a month to when I found out I was in the final, I received an email and I was so shocked, me in the final? I had my doubts as I had never done anything like this before in my life, I’m not a beauty queen, but what I did enjoy doing was charity work.
I was already taking on the Wigan 10k for Joining Jack charity, and had previously just done a fashion show at my work Sainsbury’s for Breast Cancer, and if it wasn’t for my phone call from the lovely Mary from the North West Miss England Office, and the support from all my friends and family, I wouldn’t have been persuaded.
However, I went through with it and it was the best thing I have ever done!
Not only did I help to raise £860 in 4 weeks for Variety the children’s charity by holding various charity events, I also made a whole new group of friends and found confidence in myself I didn’t know I had.
Each girl that was there that night was beautiful inside and out, wonderful and dedicated. I am so glad I got to meet them all, they made my nerves for the night calm, made me laugh, have fun and I really hope to stay in touch and wish them all well in their futures. Each girl is a winner in my eyes because each girl raised fantastic amounts of money.
I am still waiting for all of this to sink in, the amount of congratulations and support I have received from everyone is overwhelming, the whole town is so proud of me and that is an amazing feeling.
I am so excited to help raise more money for various charities and use my title for the best. This next year is going to be another amazing year and I hope it is filled with positives, laughter and friendship.
Massive thank you to everyone! All my friends, family, the North West team, and First Choice Jewellery for my wonderful prizes and of course the towns of Leigh and Wigan.
If you want to keep up with all my preparations for the Miss England Semi-Finals keep up to date on my Miss Wigan Facebook page and the Miss England North West Heats page!
Love from Charlotte Rowe
Miss Wigan 2015/16 xxx