Searching for Miss Dorset: could you be crowned the next beauty queen?

Bournemouth Echo: GIRL POWER: Emily Kishere, who won Miss Dorset 2013 GIRL POWER: Emily Kishere, who won Miss Dorset 2013

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 www.missdorset.co.uk or call Jackie on 07801 537866 email missdorset2014@gmail.com.

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7:22am Wed 5 Mar 14

steve518 says...

Who cares!!!
Who cares!!! steve518
  • Score: 2

7:37am Wed 5 Mar 14

BournemouthMum says...

“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!”.

Yes you do (have something to lose) - your pride. I entered Miss Bournemouth back in 1983 at the insistence of my friends/family and didn't come anywhere and it was a demoralising and degrading experience. There's more aspire to than being judged purely on your appearance/looks.
“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!”. Yes you do (have something to lose) - your pride. I entered Miss Bournemouth back in 1983 at the insistence of my friends/family and didn't come anywhere and it was a demoralising and degrading experience. There's more aspire to than being judged purely on your appearance/looks. BournemouthMum
  • Score: 11

8:13am Wed 5 Mar 14

we-shall-see says...

I can hardly believe these sort of "competitions" are still going today. Nothing more than a cattle market and a degrading one at that. We should be encouraging our daughters to think they are worth more than their looks alone.

Young girls are encouraged by the media to have a false idea of how they "should" look and it can lead to all sorts if demeaned feelings of not being worthy, eating disorders etc.

There is more to life than looks and beauty for most of us :o/
I can hardly believe these sort of "competitions" are still going today. Nothing more than a cattle market and a degrading one at that. We should be encouraging our daughters to think they are worth more than their looks alone. Young girls are encouraged by the media to have a false idea of how they "should" look and it can lead to all sorts if demeaned feelings of not being worthy, eating disorders etc. There is more to life than looks and beauty for most of us :o/ we-shall-see
  • Score: 7

9:28am Wed 5 Mar 14

Arthur Maureen says...

Nice rack
Nice rack Arthur Maureen
  • Score: 5

9:40am Wed 5 Mar 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

The only figures that you could call 'eyecatching' in Bournemouth belong to the eastern european girls who do take great pride in their shape and never visit Greggs at lunchtime like their British rivals.
The only figures that you could call 'eyecatching' in Bournemouth belong to the eastern european girls who do take great pride in their shape and never visit Greggs at lunchtime like their British rivals. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -2

9:46am Wed 5 Mar 14

MrPitiful says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
The only figures that you could call 'eyecatching' in Bournemouth belong to the eastern european girls who do take great pride in their shape and never visit Greggs at lunchtime like their British rivals.
Blimey - you're brave!!

As far as the other comments go regarding the competition being degrading - I reckon it's a case of each to their own. If the girls are happy and self-confident enough to enter then why shouldn't they?

A harsh fact of life but we are all judged on our looks or appearance at some point in our lives - and we all at some point judge others in the same way.

I know if I was a female with these "assets", I would make the most of them!
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: The only figures that you could call 'eyecatching' in Bournemouth belong to the eastern european girls who do take great pride in their shape and never visit Greggs at lunchtime like their British rivals.[/p][/quote]Blimey - you're brave!! As far as the other comments go regarding the competition being degrading - I reckon it's a case of each to their own. If the girls are happy and self-confident enough to enter then why shouldn't they? A harsh fact of life but we are all judged on our looks or appearance at some point in our lives - and we all at some point judge others in the same way. I know if I was a female with these "assets", I would make the most of them! MrPitiful
  • Score: 0

10:21am Wed 5 Mar 14

speedy231278 says...

BournemouthMum wrote:
“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!”.

Yes you do (have something to lose) - your pride. I entered Miss Bournemouth back in 1983 at the insistence of my friends/family and didn't come anywhere and it was a demoralising and degrading experience. There's more aspire to than being judged purely on your appearance/looks.
There speaks a clearly jealous loser.
[quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: “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!”. Yes you do (have something to lose) - your pride. I entered Miss Bournemouth back in 1983 at the insistence of my friends/family and didn't come anywhere and it was a demoralising and degrading experience. There's more aspire to than being judged purely on your appearance/looks.[/p][/quote]There speaks a clearly jealous loser. speedy231278
  • Score: -6

1:17pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Dorset Logic says...

As a man, I find this sexist. There clearly is a glass ceiling in place in the stood around looking nice job role, which prevents my entry to this type of employment.
It's time the men of this country took a stand against these practices, clearly design to promote women over men in the beauty industry.

Been wearing a bra for years now.
As a man, I find this sexist. There clearly is a glass ceiling in place in the stood around looking nice job role, which prevents my entry to this type of employment. It's time the men of this country took a stand against these practices, clearly design to promote women over men in the beauty industry. Been wearing a bra for years now. Dorset Logic
  • Score: -1

2:08pm Wed 5 Mar 14

BarrHumbug says...

Didn't these sorts of things get judged by the very same people who have been investigated by Operation Yewtree?
Just saying?
Didn't these sorts of things get judged by the very same people who have been investigated by Operation Yewtree? Just saying? BarrHumbug
  • Score: -3

7:09pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Rossi3 says...

Seriously move with the times. The Miss England contestant haven't been judges by pure beauty alone for over a decade. The are scored on personality, talents, academic business minds, as well as beauty. The majority of entrants are degree or similar qualified professional young ladies, owners of businesses, business minded, driven and what a wonderful way to top it all off with an opportunity of representing their country on an all expenses paid holiday during the Miss World finals. The opportunities of meeting other girls from all over the world. Experiencing different culture. Wow gutted I'm too old to enter! There is also a Mr England and Mr World contest should any Men feel left out. Good luck to all the wonderful entrants this year!
Seriously move with the times. The Miss England contestant haven't been judges by pure beauty alone for over a decade. The are scored on personality, talents, academic business minds, as well as beauty. The majority of entrants are degree or similar qualified professional young ladies, owners of businesses, business minded, driven and what a wonderful way to top it all off with an opportunity of representing their country on an all expenses paid holiday during the Miss World finals. The opportunities of meeting other girls from all over the world. Experiencing different culture. Wow gutted I'm too old to enter! There is also a Mr England and Mr World contest should any Men feel left out. Good luck to all the wonderful entrants this year! Rossi3
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