Bethany Harris crowned Miss Wales 2018

30 Apr 2018 | Angelique Reyes

Miss Wales 2018 held its coronation night on Saturday 28th April at The Riverfront in Newport. The event saw 28 finalists from all over Wales, come together to claim their right on the crown of Miss Wales 2018, and the chance to represent Wales at the Miss World pageant later this year, where Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar will crown her successor.

Miss Wales 2017 Hannah Williams passed over her crown to her successor Miss Wales 2018, 20-year-old Bethany Harris from Newport.

About Bethany, the official Facebook page of Miss Wales pageant has a lot of information. In a post, the organizers revealed the details of her life and the finale. Below is the post they made on their Facebook page, post-Bethany’s win at Miss World Wales 2018.

Bethany lives at home in Rogerstone with her mum Sarah, dad Ross, and sisters Rebecca who is 17 and Sophie who is 12 years old. She has A-levels in Health & Social Care (B), Geography (C) and Psychology (C) and currently works in Cardiff’s House of Frazer but plans on going to university in the near future.


Bethany Harris crowned Miss Wales 2018

(Photo Credits: Miss Wales Facebook Official)

In the run up to the final, Bethany and the other finalists had been tasked with fundraising for Beauty With A Purpose, the Miss World charity which helps disadvantaged children worldwide. In total, they raised £19,000.

The final last night – at The Riverfront in Newport - involved three appearances on the stage including the patriotic Welshwear opener; a red dress catwalk; and the traditional evening wear parade. All finalists also had one to one interviews with the panel of six judges.

As well as the catwalk event, the contestants attended the Miss Wales Charity Ball the night before and took part in the Miss Wales Empowerment Day on Thursday to help them in their personal development and leadership skills.

Now, Bethany will enjoy a year of appearances in her new role and will have the privilege of representing Wales at Miss World in China in December.

She said: “I am really excited for my year and want to be as busy as possible getting involved with Welsh charities and community organisations. Winning Miss Wales is a dream come true and I want to use this year to encourage other girls to go for whatever it is they want. Nothing’s guaranteed but you’ve to aim high.

“For me and the other finalists, I know that the Miss Wales experience has been a huge confidence booster and I would encourage anyone else who fancies the adventure of it to give it a go.”

The runners-up were Celyn George from Swansea who came second and Holly Pilling from Chepstow who came third.