Sharon Gaffka: From Miss International to Miss Universe?

24 Mar 2020 | Priya Bhardwaj

Seems like Miss Universe Great Britain 2020 will be no short than a star-studded event with numerous former beauty pageant queens trying their luck again to represent Great Britain in Miss Universe 2020. After, Stephanie Hill Miss World 2017 Second Runner-up, and Sophie Moulds Miss World 2012 first runner-up Being confirmed for the pageant, another former queen has been selected as the finalist for the national crown and she is none other than Sharon Gaffka.

The 24-year-old beauty Sharon Gaffka from Didcot will be one of the forty contestants who will vie for Miss Universe Great Britain 2020. In 2018, she became the first and only woman from Oxfordshire to have won a UK crown and represented the United Kingdom at Miss International 2018 in Tokyo.



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Sharon enjoys the pageant world as its something different from her professional life which is a corporate culture. “It’s something new, I work in an office job which is quite corporate, and this is very different to my daily life. I get to dress up, but it is also about getting involved in organizations and charities”, she says.

She has also become involved in multiple charities as a result of her pageants since the age of 15. She has raised over £2,000 for the Christy Cancer Charity and run two half marathons. Sharon has previously collected sanitary items to send abroad and she was also an ambassador in Japan to stop domestic violence. She also does charity work for the Young Woman’s Trust which focuses on the economic empowerment of young women in the UK.



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Sharon’s pageant career first started in 2012, at the young age of 15. Unfortunately, she didn’t place in the Top which she found heart breaking at the time. Then she went onto compete in 6 other competitions which included Miss Teen Great Britain 2013 and the United Kingdom Power Pageant which she competed in 2015 and 2016. All three times she went onto place in the top 15. Both competitions were extremely tough and she was proud of herself for placing; especially, according to her, when all the girls were beautiful and deserving of the crown.

She won her first national crown back in 2014, when she was crowned Miss Crown and Glory UK. Alongside the crown she won best in swimwear, best in interview, best in fashion wear and best in evening wear. This was a turning point in her pageant career as it showed her that when she worked hard, anything was achievable. After her last international stint in 2018, Sharon sure is prepared enough to give a stiff competition to the ladies at the national competition.