The Catwalk is Calling for Cheshire Girls.
Organisers of the Miss Cheshire competition are in search for Cheshire girls to follow in the footsteps of Natasha Hemmings, the current Miss Cheshire and reigning Miss England!
This time last year Natasha Hemmings was an ordinary 19 year old University Student working in Pizza Hut to pay her way.
She entered Miss Cheshire to gain confidence, unaware that this decision was about to change her life.
A whirlwind of a year followed with her winning Miss Cheshire, then winning the coveted Miss England title before jetting off for 5 weeks in China for Miss World. Modelling assignments for top brands see her travel to places like London, Gibraltar and Sri Lanka, with other amazing opportunities supporting charities such as Variety and Life after Breast.
Co-organiser Mary Ainsworth says:
“Most girls look at these competitions and believe they lack the confidence to do what Natasha has done, such as the modelling and the public speaking, raising awareness for charities and so on. But the real trick is that we’re not actually looking for somebody with 100% confidence. In fact, we’re looking for somebody who wants to build up their confidence.
We help to empower young women, such as Natasha, to help them to believe that they can achieve these dreams that they thought were impossible up until now.
The Miss England Regional Heats inspire confidence within young girls. They help young women to understand their worth and encourage them to do great things within their community and further afield.
There are also brilliant opportunities for younger girls too. The first ever Junior Miss Cheshire event (for girls aged 13-16) is open for entries alongside the Miss Category, with the winner receiving a direct entry to Britain’s Junior Miss 2016.
Each girl will take part in fundraising for charity, confidence building events and an interview and activity day as well as taking part in a professional Catwalk Fashion Show.
Each section of the show is designed to bring out the best version of you; by taking action and being a part of this amazing experience, you gain that confidence. I truly believe you can only ever build your confidence through taking action and being involved, even if it scares you. That’s something we teach you about – comfort zones and breaking free of them!
We don’t look for the finished product, and you don’t need to have modelling or previous catwalk experience either; we just want somebody willing to make a positive change in people’s lives and their own.
In metaphorical terms we are looking for a seedling. Someone who is ready to develop and flourish through self-development and community efforts, as well as hold a prestigious title and be a responsible and positive role model for other young women.
We search for inner beauty and unique values, not for the outer appearance. It’s about your personality, your hard work ethic and positive outlook on life. We want an all-rounder, you don’t have to be perfect, just positive!
Just have a go and enter now! You have nothing to lose and absolutely everything to gain!”
Miss Cheshire Organisers are looking for girls aged 17-26 to take part and be in with a chance of following Natasha’s footsteps! The winner of Miss Cheshire 2016 will represent Cheshire at the Miss England Finals in 2017.
For a free information pack or to take part in the Miss and Junior Miss Cheshire Catwalk Show go to www.misscheshire.co.uk.