Medical Student Tells About the Virtual Miss England Semi-Finals That Led to Her Selection as a Miss England Finalist 2020/21
The coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of several events within the Miss England 2020 contest. The semifinal was held as a virtual livestream on 31st July where Natasha was selected by the judges for the next Miss England final, the only contest in the country which qualifies for Miss World.
Before the day of the livestream, Natasha was required to send in three videos: A talent, catwalk and introduction video for the judges to view. On the day of the virtual livestream she dressed herself in a red gown, tiara and sash and joined a zoom call where a brief introduction was prerecorded. Afterwards she was able to watch the livestream as previous Miss Englands and Mr England presented the event. Natasha was with her family watching the livestream anxiously waiting for the judges to announce their Top 10 favourites and who would go through to finals. Once her name was read out as she went through to finals she quickly joined a zoom call with other contestants who had also been successful in order to celebrate together and be put on the livestream. Natasha is extremely glad to have gone through to finals and excited to continue her journey of charity work, service to society and to meet the other finalists.
Now as a Finalist, Natasha is competing in the different rounds, including a fundraising round for Miss World’s Beauty with a Purpose charity. Natasha is also working on her own campaign to raise awareness in support of the disabled community during the pandemic and as the economy starts up again.
What drew Natasha to the Miss England pageant was the charity work and opportunities that she could get involved in, and to use the platform to voice her own campaigns and messages. She was also inspired by the current reigning Miss England who is a doctor, it made Natasha realise how she can do both as well, not just limit herself to one path in life.