Leicester Student Bids to Be Next Miss England in Virtual Contest

Olivia Shelton is a 16 year old student in Leicester. She is representing Leicester in a live heat on the Miss England website. Olivia is counting on your votes to get her through to the semi final so that she can raise money for the Miss England charity “beauty with a purpose”.
To vote, the public must text “MISS PHOTO11” to 63333.
Text votes cost 50p plus standard network charge.


Olivia from Keyham, Leicester is one of 14 contestants competition in an online video/photo heat for Miss England 2020. The contest is currently being held virtually due to the pandemic and contestants are submitting videos of themselves taken at home. Tia Carter has already won the Virtual Miss Leicestershire title in Lockdown and has a place in the final. Tia was crowned in her back garden bu her sister, but now Olivia is in a national photo heat competing against contestants from across the country!

The public vote has now started and acts as one judge on the panel along with former Miss England winner and a photographer.

Olivia needs support before voting lines close in order to win a place in the Miss England semi-final held which is also now being held as a virtual online contest!

The winner of the public vote will also be guaranteed a place in the Public vote winners contest with contestants from all over the country.

All contestants who reach the semi-final will be invited to partake in a Zoom call with the judges who will then select the finalists at the end of July.

“We had planned a glamorous fashion show style final at Kelham Hall with a big audience for the semi-final but due to lockdown and the pandemic we had to change things around” says Miss England national director Angie Beasley who is also based in Leicester. The semi-final will be promoted on the @missendlandnews social media at the beginning of June and the public will be able to watch a livestream instead of the usual event with a big audience.

Beauty with a Purpose
Bhasha Mukherjee a NHS junior doctor from Derby represented England at the Miss world contest at the end of the year. Miss World 2019 was crowned on 14th December at the Excel London which is now being used as a hospital. Miss Jamaica Toni Anne Singh won the crown by singing a Whitney Houston classic song and has since created a charity single which can be watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSuxzheX5VQ

Bhasha is raising money for the NHS COVID-19 Appeal with a Stirling Silver Rainbow pendant on the Miss England website: https://www.missengland.info/product/over-the-rainbow/

You can vote of Olivia by texting her unique number MISSPHOTO11 which is on the Miss England website to 63333.

Text votes costs 50p plus standard network charge.

To see the contest please visit the link: https://www.missengland.inf/qualifiers/photo-heat-7/

Voting finishes on 19th June 2020 at 12noon 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 & Awareness for Miss England’s Beauty with a Purpose campaign and gain support in the public vote to help them with their bid to reach the semi-final of Miss England.

For more information please visit www.missengland.info