Dee-Ann Kentish Rogers crowned Miss Universe Great Britain 2018

15 Jul 2018 | Angelique Reyes

Dee-Ann Kentish Rogers was crowned Miss Universe Great Britain 2018 at the conclusion of the grand finale held last night at The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre, Newport making her the first ever black woman to be crowned Miss Universe Great Britain. She will now represent Great Britain at the Miss Universe 2018 competition.


Dee-Ann Kentish Rogers crowned Miss Universe Great Britain 2018


Dee-Ann succeeds and was crowned by Miss Universe Great Britain 2017 Anna Burdzy. Dee-Ann, who is 25 years of age, has a degree in law from the University of Birmingham. She was raised on the picturesque, 35 square-mile, eel-shaped British Overseas Territory of Anguilla. She loves being outdoors and active. She has a passion for football and has competed in the Commonwealth Games in athletics on two occasions.

Before her participation at the Miss Universe Great Britain, Dee-Ann said, “As many would know, I won the Miss Anguilla Pageant in 2017. Shortly thereafter, I set my sights on the Miss Universe Great Britain stage. That, for me, was an opportunity to advance the Miss Anguilla Pageant as well as to advance Anguilla on an international stage.


Dee-Ann Kentish Rogers crowned Miss Universe Great Britain 2018


My aspiration in participating in the Miss Universe Great Britain Pageant is not only to advance the pageant, but also to experience a new pageant system and to be able to forge a possible bridge for subsequent Miss Anguillas to experience the same pageant system.”

She believes that life's true purpose is about using the time we have to connect meaningfully with people and experience the world. Therefore, despite her intense fear of flying, Dee-Ann has travelled to China, India, El Salvador and Mexico for athletic competitions.

Other successful candidates from amongst the 32 contestants competing for the title were Simren Vernon (first runner-up), Cara Bianca Frew (second runner-up), Vicky Turner (Top 5), and Maria Gardner (Top 5).