A dream comes true for Miss Preston 2015
Just over one month ago, I had the most incredible evening and my dream came true, I was crowned Miss Preston 2015/16. Even writing this blog post now, it still doesn’t feel like reality.
Miss Preston 2015 photoshoot at the Marriot Hotel
A beauty with a purpose
Since winning Miss Preston, the most common question I am asked is “So what does this mean now?”
Unfortunately, there is still negativity around ‘pageants’ with many holding the stereotypical view that is all about how you look, this could not be further from the truth. The Miss England pageant lives by the motto “Beauty with a purpose”, focusing more on the girl within the dress, than the dress itself. The finalists of Miss Preston 2015 were young, inspirational ladies who have done some great things for the community of Preston, and it is important that this is communicated. Therefore, my answer to the previous question is that for the next year, I will be using my title as a platform for positive communication to help spread awareness and fundraise for causes I am passionate about, and those causes close to the heart of the community. I also hope to be an ambassador for the city and to underline all the positive things Preston has to offer, rather than the negative. I am honoured that I have the opportunity to do this and humbled that I was chosen to do so.