Last night It was was my honour to be on the judging panel of Miss Wales, a much harder task that I'd anticipated!
This has definitely been the most glamorous event on my Totally Lashed Up journey so far!
The event itself was a huge eye opener! It's obvious from back stage the girls have a real bond between them, all helping one another to get ready and all feeling the mixed emotions of nerves and excitement. Overall the girls will have experienced a year of exploring self development, making significant contributions to their beauty with a purpose charity that supports women and children and many other priceless team bonding experiences.
The judging process began with individual interviews followed by the catwalk event. I can tell you it takes some courage to take part, they were all fantastic! I hope the experience shows them how brave they are and that they can achieve anything they set set their minds too. I would have been very proud to have had them all representing our country!
Nevertheless there can only be one winner, and the beautiful 22 year old Gabriella Jukes from Port Talbot was crowned Miss Wales 2019 and what a year she has in store! she will automatically be entered for the Miss World finals, an incredible opportunity and experience. It's a chance to come together with young women from more than 100 countries worldwide. Usually, the Miss World tour involves at least a month long visit to an exotic overseas location involving an incredible diary of unforgettable experience for the candidates. The schedule will include everything from dinners and photo shoots to charitable activities, sightseeing and media opportunities all under the banner of Beauty With A Purpose.
I wish Miss Wales 2019 the very best for the year, I know she'll have the time of her life and will represent wales with grace and humility.
An evening I will never forget! thank you for having me it was a pleasure Miss Wales xxx