Miss England 2020 to include bare face no makeup round to promote natural beauty

06 Mar 2021 | Camilla Suarez

The organization of Miss England will be hosting its grand coronation ceremony for Miss England 2020 later this year where gorgeous beauties from all over the country will compete for the national crown and the opportunity to represent England in Miss World 2020. Miss England 2019 Bhasha Mukherjee will crown her successor at the end of the event finale.

Recently the divas competing for the national crown posted their pictures on social media ditching the makeup or any filters in a round of the competition that promotes natural beauty. The divas looked stunning and especially their real selves without the makeup and embraced their natural beauty. Miss England organizer, Angie Beasley mentioned that the makeup free round was introduced after she got to know about the how much young divas undergo lip filler treatments and Botox to enhance their looks. The public is open to vote for the diva and winner of the Bare Face No Make Up round will be fast-tracked into the top 10 for the final this summer and win £500 worth of gifts.



Angie also mentioned, “The month of March is where we now celebrate women's achievements so it is ideal to promote confidence in the bare face no makeup round. This encourages contestants to show us who they really are without the need to hide behind makeup and filters on social media. Already many are excited to take part in what they are calling an empowering round.”

Dr. Bhasha from Derby has been Miss England for the past two years also posted her bare face no makeup picture on social media. She returned from India to the UK to help the front liners working in the hospitals and since then the diva has been working tirelessly throughout treating patients at Boston Pilgrim Hospital in Lincolnshire and Derby Royal Hospital.

The reigning Miss England mentioned that the lockdown has helped her to understand and appreciate the true beauty rather than the beauty with is shallow and superficial. She stated that it is easy to hide behind the makeup and get dolled up but take a lot to showcase the true beauty and lockdown has helped her to understand that. She is no where against the one who put on makeup but also believes that occasionally, individuals should appreciate their real selves rather than the beauty that requires makeup.



The delegates have also appreciated the initiative of the organization by mentioning that it is empowering and encouraging for them to appreciate their real beauty and it somewhere highlights the reality of lockdown. Some of the divas have mentioned that this round has helped them to have the power to themselves and ‘glow in their most natural forms’.

Organization believes that this round the Miss England competition empowers young women to face the judges in their own naked, unadulterated skin and own up to their exterior flaws. “The real question still remains, if we took all the pretty glamorous layers away, or, at a time like now would you still be beautiful?” 

Elizabeth Martin who is one of the finalists for Miss England 2020, mentioned, “The make-up free round of the Miss England competition is really important. It shows young people today that beauty isn't a straight-forward concept. Young people need to be raised in a society where their beauty comes from their imperfections, their joy and what they give back to the world and those around them.” Whereas Ellie Pacey stated that she loves that Miss England introduced this round because it really helped her to showcase who she is truly.