BRITAIN’S oldest beauty pageant is starting its search for their next queen at auditions in Dorset this month.

The winner of Miss Dorset will qualify for the Miss England competition, which in turn leads to the Miss World finals and a possible $100,000 prize.

Reigning Miss Dorset Emily Kishere said winning the title has opened the door to a host of new opportunities and unforgettable memories.

“I have been lucky enough to be part of several photo shoots, gained some amazing opportunities through beauty sponsors, attended some fantastic events and have worked hard to raise money for the chosen charity,” she added.

“To anyone considering entering Miss Dorset I would encourage you to get involved as you have nothing to lose and only friends and amazing memories to gain!”

All the contestants of Miss Dorset will be helping to raise funds for charities Beauty with a Purpose and Julia’s House, which benefits dis-advantaged children throughout the UK.

The final of this year’s event is being held at the Print Room, Richmond Hill, on May 4, and hosted by former Miss England Jackie Turner – who herself won Miss Dorset in 2003.

Scissors Hair will be helping style the finalists on the night and the winner will be handed a one-year contract with LMP Model Boutique and debut on the runway at the south coast fashion week.

It is open to any females aged 16 to 24 who live, work or study in Dorset and who fulfil the criteria of the Miss England rules.

The competition organisers said the winner will be judged as a person and not on their appearance alone.

To enter Miss Dorset 2014, visit or call Jackie on 07801 537866 email