Eden McAllister crowned Miss Great Britain 2021

21 Sep 2021 | Angelique Reyes

The Miss Great Britain organization hosted the national finals for the year 2021 in Leicester City, on 17th September 2021, where finalists from all over the country will compete for the crown and title of Miss Great Britain 2021. At the end of the event, Eden McAllister was crowned as the new queen as she succeeded and was crowned by Miss Great Britain 2020 Jen Atkins.

22 years-old Eden McAllister is a graduate with a first class honours in criminology and forensic science at Northumbria University. With her win, Eden brought the coveted national beauty title home to Northern Ireland for the first time in nine years. She also emerged as this year’s Miss Beach Body and reached the Top 10 in the talent category.



A little stunned Eden shared, “It was amazing but it still hasn’t settled in yet, I still can’t quite believe it. I woke up this morning and the first thing I saw was the crown and I thought 'this is real’. When it got down to the final two, I thought I would be thrilled to be the runner up and then they announced I had won. I couldn’t stop shaking. That moment when they put the crown on my head I just felt full. I felt that I have achieved everything I had set out to do. I am so proud and also so proud to have done it for Belfast. It just shows that Belfast girls can do it!”

“So many emotions were running through my head; grateful, ecstatic, overwhelmed, speechless, but mainly pride. I have never felt so proud of myself and I’m so proud that I did it for Belfast. Everything I worked so hard for, my dream is now a reality,” she added.

Not new to pageantry, Eden entered her first contest – Miss Team Galaxy Ireland – in 2016 and walked away with the title. In 2017 she made it into the top five of the Miss Northern Ireland contest and, after moving to England to study at university, she won the final of Miss Pageant Girl UK in 2019.



Eden’s raffle will raise funds for two charities she chose to support for the contest, Cancer Research UK and a local charity, Alex’s Wish, set up by the parents of a four-year-old boy living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Apart from all the prizes, she also won the opportunity to represent Great Britain the upcoming Miss World Tourism pageant, the date and venue of which is yet to be announced.

The newly crowned queen also shared, “I just know hard work and determination is going to be needed for the year ahead but I am ready for that. I will study for my masters two days a week and travel around with Miss GB for the rest of the time. I am so excited.” Going forward now as the winner Eden hopes to continue to fly the flag for her home nation. She mentioned, “I hope that I can inspire other girls in Northern Ireland that if you want something, no matter what it is, you can go for it.”

Congratulations queen!