Rysa Saujani confirmed as the wildcard contestant for Miss England 2020

07 Jul 2020 | Angelique Reyes

Miss England 2020 will be hosting its grand coronation ceremony 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.

Rysa Saujani is 16-years-old and is one of the delegates who has entered the Miss England 2020 competition as a wildcard entry. She is an actress and a professional model who has always aspired to be a beauty queen and represent her country of England at international level. She did her schooling from St. Gabriel’s School, Berkshire and certified from Sylvia Young Theatre School, London, England. She is also a trained dancer and is hoping to impress the judges as well as the audience with her performance at the competition.  She aspires to study Psychology with Criminology in University.



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Rysa is a professional model who has appeared in several films, television shows and commercials and is one of the youngest entrants in the competition. The diva skipped the qualifying stage and went straight through the semi-finals, where she will go head-to-head with other 34 delegates from all over the United Kingdom and compete for the title of Miss England 2020. The diva expressed her excitement and happiness by stating that everything feels surreal and she is still trying to get her head around the fact that she got a call back.

“My mum emailed them ages ago and we had completely forgotten about it until they got in touch out of the blue last week asking if I would like to be the wildcard entry. It is so unreal. It is an amazing experience to be able to do something like this and I am very grateful”, she explained. The diva who played the character of younger Sunny Leone in in ZEE5''s show "Karenjit Kaur - The Untold Story of Sunny Leone" feels that she was only able to say yes to the competition was because she can see how the beauty pageants are evolving and she wants to be a part of that. She mentions that initially it was based on the physical appearance but now they have evolved and it’s like an overall development is needed to win a pageant because you not only represent yourself but the entire country at an international pageant.

Rysa also believes that beauty pageants are a great way to reach to a mass audience with their issues. Like she explained that she would like to use the platform given by Miss England 2020 to talk and raise awareness about mental health and how social media can have a huge impact on it. She explained, “Social media can be a great way to keep in touch with people, but it can also be incredibly toxic and damaging to people’s mental health. What you see on social media is just a snapshot of people’s lives – it is not reality. It is just the stuff they want you to see to make it look like their life is perfect. It gives people unrealistic expectations about what their life should be.”



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Rysa also starred in the 2017 Bollywood film Dobaara: See Your Evil, an official adaptation of the 2013 American horror film Oculus. Miss England 2020 is her first ever beauty pageant and she is very excited to be a part of it. She believes that she will keep improving her skills and work towards her passion and goals to her best ability. In a recent interview, when she was asked about what is it about her that sets her apart from all the other delegates, Rysa confidently answered, “My most important quality is diversity and adaptability. At a very early age, I have experienced diverse cultures. I am the youngest contestant and my maturity and experience at this age will certainly stand out. And my biggest mantra is that my mum has taught me ''failure is never falling down, but refusing to get up''. So, for me, there is no failure, it’s only learning.”

Rysa gives her success credits to her mother and states that she has always been her mentor and feels that she has so much to learn from her even now. Other than her mother, Rysa looks up to Hollywood actress Emma Watson. The diva has started online coaching and is working on her hair, outfits, body, on-stage walk etc., for the competition seems very strong and confident. She states, “I am more excited to have a platform whereby I can express and bring awareness to the topics that is very close to my heart -- mental health awareness. I have a lot to say about it and I feel it’s my generation that can bring this awareness and changes in many issues that haunts the world today. We all must get together and have one voice. Spread as much positivity and awareness on issues like mental health, racial discrimination, poverty, and bullying.”

With such strong opinions, experience, and confidence, Rysa can emerge as one of the strongest delegates at Miss England 2020 competition. She is beautiful, dedicated and is working very hard to achieve her dreams.