Student Ellie in the running for global competition.
Birmingham student Ellie Burley is one of the finalists competing in the Miss England photo heat for entry to Miss England 2019. Nineteen year-old Ellie has performed in musicals at three of the biggest theatres in Birmingham and now with the public vote open she is asking for support in order to secure a place in the Miss England semi-final in June.
The contestants who reach the semi final, to be held at Resorts World in Birmingham, will be invited to participate in a Sports and Eco fashion round, where contestants are invited to create an outfit made from recycled materials as well as raising funds for the Miss World charity Beauty with a Purpose .
“The competition is much more than a physical beauty contest, the girls are encouraged to be charitable, sporty and an all round good role model,” says Miss England national director Angie Beasley
The ultimate winner of Miss England 2019 will be invited to raise awareness for various charities during her reign and will receive a whole host of prizes worth £25,000, including a holiday and a place in Miss World which boasts a prize worth $100,000 for the international winner. Miss World then becomes a global charity ambassador for the year as her role.
In the last three years, thousands of pounds have been raised by Miss England contestants to help disadvantaged children around the UK. Some of the projects can be seen on the Miss Englandwebsite
You can vote for Ellie by texting her unique number to 63333. Text votes costs 50p. Voting finishes on Monday 5th February at 12 noon and the public vote will help select the shortlist of contestants for the semi final. The contestants also have until this date to raise funds for Beauty with a Purpose and gain support in the public vote to help them with their bid to reach the semi final of Miss England.