Olivia Harris crowned Miss Wales 2021

13 Sep 2021 | Priya Bhardwaj

Miss Wales 2021, the 2021 edition of Miss Wales compettion, was held at The Riverfront in Newport, Wales on 11th September 2021 where thirty five contestants competed for the national crown to win the opportunity to represent Wales at Miss World 2021. At the end of the event finale, Olivia Harris was crowned Miss World Wales 2021 who succeeds and was crowned by Miss Wales 2019 Gabriella Jukes.

Olivia Harris is a Welsh model and beauty therapist who hails from Magor, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom. The 18-year-old stunning beauty had been preparing for her stint for almost two years now as she joined the 2020 edition of Miss Wales which got cancelled due to covid-19 pandemic. Throughput her journey, Olivia proved her worth in the competition with her sincere efforts to remain socially relevant and support various important causes.



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She is an ambassador for the Ready Steady Go, a chartiy that supports children with autism. In 2020, Olivia also lended her support, through her social media, to the Black Lives Matter movement. She has also visited various places such as London, Cornwall, Zakynthos on Ionian Islands in Greece, Ibiza, Mykonos and Manchester to name a few which has given her a lot of exposure and confidence.

She also took to her official social media to express her emotions on being crowned Miss Wales 2021 as she wrote, "Dreams do come true" along with her picture of crowning. She also wrote, "Today marks another new chapter in my life as I sign my contract as a contestant for Miss World 2021, I am truly blessed."

Along with the winner, the first runner-up was awarded to former Miss Galaxy Wales and Miss Grand Wales, Lauren Elizabeth Parkinson, while second runner-up title was awarded to to Emily Norris, of Pontypridd. The judging panel reunited a host of former Miss Wales winners, including Jane Lloyd (1990), Jane Kilmartin (1984) and Hannah Williams (2017).



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Miss Wales 2019 Gabriella Jukes, the longest reigning Miss Wales in history, relinquished her crown at the end of the finale which was a three days affair. Gabriella was 22-years-old when she won Miss Wales in April 2019 and celebrated her 25th birthday in May 2020. She was Miss Wales for two years and six months when she crowned her successor. This happened because the 2020 edition was cancelled due to covid-19. She represented Wales at Miss World 2019 and placed in the Top 40 with her stellar performance. Wales is yet to pioneer its win in Miss World.