Darcey Corria crowned Miss Wales 2022

10 May 2022 | Priya Bhardwaj

Darcey Corria from Barry made history as she became the first woman of colour to be crowned Miss Wales 2022 in a ceremony in Newport on Sunday evening, 8th May 2022.

Darcey is 21 years of age who works as a carer and comes from a mixed Welsh-Caribbean family. On being crowned, Darcey took to her official social media as she said, “So I have just won Miss Wales 2022 making me the first woman of colour to be crowned Miss Wales. I’m absolutely elated. I’m so grateful. It feels so surreal. I want to thank my friends and family and everyone who supported me along the way. I’m so excited to see where this journey takes me. Thank you.”



Darcey won second award in the week as she also won the Spirit Of Miss Wales award for her hard work and dedication in fighting for equality. Darcey was chosen after a three-day grand final which involved an empowerment day, a charity ball and a catwalk show.

According to Miss Wales organisers, “The competition is dedicated to empowering young women and fundraising for the Miss World charity, Beauty With A Purpose, which helps disadvantaged children worldwide.



‘From the moment they are selected, Miss Wales finalists enjoy a calendar of experiences including photoshoots and special events as well as fundraising opportunities and media interviews.”