Miss Dorset 2014 crowned in glitzy Bournemouth contest

Bournemouth Echo: Miss Dorset finalists in their homemade dresses Miss Dorset finalists in their homemade dresses

THE new Miss Dorset has been crowned at a beauty pageant in Bournemouth.

Holly Broomfield, 22, was named the event's winner on Sunday at The Print Room, Richmond Hill, after judges chose between the finalists based on a series of rounds testing their creativity, presentation and character.

Holly, who has family living in Dorchester and is studying for a geography degree at the University of Southampton, said she was ecstatic to have won.

“I am absolutely over the moon and I can’t wait to go to Miss England," she added.

“I graduate in two weeks and now I suddenly have so many things to do.”

Holly impressed the judges by modelling a homemade dress before showing off her figure in sports kit and traditional evening wear.

Ambitious Holly, who has designs on pursuing a career in ecology, was interviewed by host Jackie Turner - herself a former Miss Dorset and Miss England.

The student spoke of her eclectic music taste and how she had skated the distance of a marathon to raise money for charity.

Jackie said she was proud of Holly and is looking forward to helping her prepare for the Miss England finals, which in turn leads to the chance to be named Miss World and a possible $100,000 prize.

“The support we have had from everyone involved has been immense,” she added.

Second place went to Kate Greenwood, 23, from Bournemouth and 22-year-old Kirsty Hallett came third.

The judging panel included current Miss England and Miss UK Kirsty Heslewood, who travelled from Hertfordshire to attend the event.

Kirsty said the competitors were closely matched and it had been tough for the judges to pick a winner.

She added: "They have all worked extremely hard for charity and making a recycled outfit requires a lot of confidence.

“I am very proud of all the contestants."

The Miss Dorset finalists helped raise funds for charities Beauty with a Purpose and Julia’s House, Dorset’s children’s hospice.

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10:36pm Sun 4 May 14

uvox44 says...

wow thought this was a time warp moment back to the 70's but no they still have these bizarre contests?
wow thought this was a time warp moment back to the 70's but no they still have these bizarre contests? uvox44
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1:14am Mon 5 May 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

I'm sure they were all pretty and that but what qualifies anyone to judge that on behalf of Dorset? Two other bimbos from Hertfordshire....
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Good luck and all but I find the whole thing shallow. 'When I grow up I want to be a footballers wife' lol
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I'm sure they were all pretty and that but what qualifies anyone to judge that on behalf of Dorset? Two other bimbos from Hertfordshire.... . Good luck and all but I find the whole thing shallow. 'When I grow up I want to be a footballers wife' lol . HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: 6

8:51am Mon 5 May 14

yet_another_one says...

uvox44 wrote:
wow thought this was a time warp moment back to the 70's but no they still have these bizarre contests?
Yes, isn't it sad to see a return to the cattle market.
[quote][p][bold]uvox44[/bold] wrote: wow thought this was a time warp moment back to the 70's but no they still have these bizarre contests?[/p][/quote]Yes, isn't it sad to see a return to the cattle market. yet_another_one
  • Score: 0

10:10am Mon 5 May 14

Morrigan says...

How can they claim to be the most beautiful in Dorset? I bet there are far prettier girls in the streets of our county, who chose not to degrade themselves by parading in front of other people in order to be judged on their looks!! What a shallow society we live in today ....

I thought Dorset's cattle markets were no longer in existence, seems I'm wrong :o//
How can they claim to be the most beautiful in Dorset? I bet there are far prettier girls in the streets of our county, who chose not to degrade themselves by parading in front of other people in order to be judged on their looks!! What a shallow society we live in today .... I thought Dorset's cattle markets were no longer in existence, seems I'm wrong :o// Morrigan
  • Score: 4

10:33am Mon 5 May 14

MrTomSmith says...

Ex Miss Berkshire http://beautypageant
news.com/holly-broom
field-crowned-miss-b
erkshire-2013/
Ex Miss Berkshire http://beautypageant news.com/holly-broom field-crowned-miss-b erkshire-2013/ MrTomSmith
  • Score: 5

12:53pm Mon 5 May 14

the_voice_of_reason says...

I think they should all come from Dorset themselves, not just have some arbitrarily loose family member who is currently living in the area. The competition's name implies this. I'm sure she's a lovely girl and all, and I know it's supposedly nowadays not all about looks, but how she won is very odd to me. She sounds really ditzy in the video, and there are several others in the group of finalists, particularly the second runner-up, who are FAR prettier (IMO of course!).
I think they should all come from Dorset themselves, not just have some arbitrarily loose family member who is currently living in the area. The competition's name implies this. I'm sure she's a lovely girl and all, and I know it's supposedly nowadays not all about looks, but how she won is very odd to me. She sounds really ditzy in the video, and there are several others in the group of finalists, particularly the second runner-up, who are FAR prettier (IMO of course!). the_voice_of_reason
  • Score: 6

1:04pm Mon 5 May 14

hammer83 says...

MrTomSmith wrote:
Ex Miss Berkshire http://beautypageant

news.com/holly-broom

field-crowned-miss-b

erkshire-2013/
and next year returning as Miss London as she's got a Great Aunt there she's never met............ I smell a rat!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]MrTomSmith[/bold] wrote: Ex Miss Berkshire http://beautypageant news.com/holly-broom field-crowned-miss-b erkshire-2013/[/p][/quote]and next year returning as Miss London as she's got a Great Aunt there she's never met............ I smell a rat!!!!! hammer83
  • Score: 2

2:04pm Mon 5 May 14

Old Harry rocks & rolls says...

Why is it that these comments are never positive? The girls all did so well being part of an event which raised money for charity and looked like they had fun so where's the problem? And I guess winners of any event will attract sour grapes ....
Why is it that these comments are never positive? The girls all did so well being part of an event which raised money for charity and looked like they had fun so where's the problem? And I guess winners of any event will attract sour grapes .... Old Harry rocks & rolls
  • Score: 3

8:00pm Mon 5 May 14

joellecampbell says...

It saddens me that people think its acceptable to be so negative. First educate yourselves on the modern day Miss England organisation before you feel the need to be a judgmental 'keyboard warrior'.
Its so much more than beauty on the outside - its how you are as a person and being charitable.
You could be the most beautiful person in the world, but if you're a nasty person then you won't get anywhere.
Over a £1000 was raised for charity at Miss Dorset so at least we're doing something good than trying to put down someone like some of you have been.
Well done Holly! You are a beautiful and lovely girl and will do amazingly at Miss England!
It saddens me that people think its acceptable to be so negative. First educate yourselves on the modern day Miss England organisation before you feel the need to be a judgmental 'keyboard warrior'. Its so much more than beauty on the outside - its how you are as a person and being charitable. You could be the most beautiful person in the world, but if you're a nasty person then you won't get anywhere. Over a £1000 was raised for charity at Miss Dorset so at least we're doing something good than trying to put down someone like some of you have been. Well done Holly! You are a beautiful and lovely girl and will do amazingly at Miss England! joellecampbell
  • Score: 0

1:04am Tue 6 May 14

Afc bmth 07 says...

Haha Joelle miss England is not an organisation it's a business to get young girls to put lots of money in there pockets!!! There is no gain for anyone else apart from the Miss England organisers hence why the same old trots keep winning!!! Do the math!!!
Haha Joelle miss England is not an organisation it's a business to get young girls to put lots of money in there pockets!!! There is no gain for anyone else apart from the Miss England organisers hence why the same old trots keep winning!!! Do the math!!! Afc bmth 07
  • Score: 1

1:06am Tue 6 May 14

Afc bmth 07 says...

Young girls need to stop being so naive to this lower class rubbish!!
Young girls need to stop being so naive to this lower class rubbish!! Afc bmth 07
  • Score: -1

9:56am Tue 6 May 14

BarrHumbug says...

Old Harry rocks & rolls wrote:
Why is it that these comments are never positive? The girls all did so well being part of an event which raised money for charity and looked like they had fun so where's the problem? And I guess winners of any event will attract sour grapes ....
Might have something to do with the fact she's not from Dorset. It just goes to show what a sham the competition is if she was even allowed to enter having already been last years Miss Berkshire.

What next year, Miss Devon? Based on the fact she passed through it once when she was a kid on her way to a holiday in Cornwall?!!!
[quote][p][bold]Old Harry rocks & rolls[/bold] wrote: Why is it that these comments are never positive? The girls all did so well being part of an event which raised money for charity and looked like they had fun so where's the problem? And I guess winners of any event will attract sour grapes ....[/p][/quote]Might have something to do with the fact she's not from Dorset. It just goes to show what a sham the competition is if she was even allowed to enter having already been last years Miss Berkshire. What next year, Miss Devon? Based on the fact she passed through it once when she was a kid on her way to a holiday in Cornwall?!!! BarrHumbug
  • Score: 2

12:54pm Tue 6 May 14

speedy231278 says...

It's funny how all we hear in the news is sexism this, sexism that, people treating women like objects.... then competitions like this come out of the woodwork all over the place. I don't really see anything wrong with it myself, it just seems damned if you do, damned if you don't. However, it does seem odd that Miss Dorset used to be Miss Hertfordshire, unless of course she has moved home since?
It's funny how all we hear in the news is sexism this, sexism that, people treating women like objects.... then competitions like this come out of the woodwork all over the place. I don't really see anything wrong with it myself, it just seems damned if you do, damned if you don't. However, it does seem odd that Miss Dorset used to be Miss Hertfordshire, unless of course she has moved home since? speedy231278
  • Score: 0

3:48pm Tue 6 May 14

Arthur Maureen says...

I am voting for the one in the middle, yum yum
I am voting for the one in the middle, yum yum Arthur Maureen
  • Score: -3

5:21pm Tue 6 May 14

yet_another_one says...

Arthur Maureen wrote:
I am voting for the one in the middle, yum yum
Yes, a survey was carried out on what men preferred on womens legs in general & the results were staggering :-
10% of mean preferred bean pole legs whereas 15% preferred something a little more chunky. The remaining 75% said they preferred something in between !!!
[quote][p][bold]Arthur Maureen[/bold] wrote: I am voting for the one in the middle, yum yum[/p][/quote]Yes, a survey was carried out on what men preferred on womens legs in general & the results were staggering :- 10% of mean preferred bean pole legs whereas 15% preferred something a little more chunky. The remaining 75% said they preferred something in between !!! yet_another_one
  • Score: -5

8:44pm Tue 6 May 14

Ms daisy says...

'The judging panel included current Miss England and Miss UK Kirsty Heslewood, who travelled from Hertfordshire to attend the event'.

UMM..... so current Miss England would have known Holly as they both competed in the finals of Miss England 2013 pageant in Torquay last June.

What a farce and definatly the best one didnt win, the lass that came second is definatly more prettier likewise the third one as well.
'The judging panel included current Miss England and Miss UK Kirsty Heslewood, who travelled from Hertfordshire to attend the event'. UMM..... so current Miss England would have known Holly as they both competed in the finals of Miss England 2013 pageant in Torquay last June. What a farce and definatly the best one didnt win, the lass that came second is definatly more prettier likewise the third one as well. Ms daisy
  • Score: 2

1:38pm Wed 7 May 14

blondie872 says...

hammer83 wrote:
MrTomSmith wrote:
Ex Miss Berkshire http://beautypageant


news.com/holly-broom


field-crowned-miss-b


erkshire-2013/
and next year returning as Miss London as she's got a Great Aunt there she's never met............ I smell a rat!!!!!
I totally agree! I was there that night and a rat was smelt indeed. How can a girl that does not live in Dorset even enter the competition in the first place!! Totally wrong in my view, my winner was Georgia Lewis and everyone around me thought she would win. A bit fishy I say!!!
[quote][p][bold]hammer83[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrTomSmith[/bold] wrote: Ex Miss Berkshire http://beautypageant news.com/holly-broom field-crowned-miss-b erkshire-2013/[/p][/quote]and next year returning as Miss London as she's got a Great Aunt there she's never met............ I smell a rat!!!!![/p][/quote]I totally agree! I was there that night and a rat was smelt indeed. How can a girl that does not live in Dorset even enter the competition in the first place!! Totally wrong in my view, my winner was Georgia Lewis and everyone around me thought she would win. A bit fishy I say!!! blondie872
  • Score: -5

10:35am Thu 8 May 14

jadel19 says...

As a former winner of this contest, I can tell you that these competitions do benefit the young girls. Many regional organisers don't even take a fee to run such heats, and thousands are raised for charity. I work in the media, and needed to boost my confidence and public speaking abilities, hence why I first entered.

If people 'smell a rat', perhaps they need to be reminded that Holly has entered such comps since 2010, and has won two titles; proof that she doesn't give up, and proof that she doesn't just win based on knowing people. She wins if she is best on the night, and she was in the case. There were also seven other judges as well as Miss England; a variety of whom knew other competitors and the organiser; despite this Holly still won.

On another note, girl's can enter counties within a 50 fifty mile radius of where they live, work or study. People really need to read the rules before they start moaning.

Well done for winning once again!
As a former winner of this contest, I can tell you that these competitions do benefit the young girls. Many regional organisers don't even take a fee to run such heats, and thousands are raised for charity. I work in the media, and needed to boost my confidence and public speaking abilities, hence why I first entered. If people 'smell a rat', perhaps they need to be reminded that Holly has entered such comps since 2010, and has won two titles; proof that she doesn't give up, and proof that she doesn't just win based on knowing people. She wins if she is best on the night, and she was in the case. There were also seven other judges as well as Miss England; a variety of whom knew other competitors and the organiser; despite this Holly still won. On another note, girl's can enter counties within a 50 fifty mile radius of where they live, work or study. People really need to read the rules before they start moaning. Well done for winning once again! jadel19
  • Score: 5

1:11pm Thu 8 May 14

Dorset_Jake says...

Whilst girls may enter other counties pageants within a 50 mile radius surely this isn't the point...

Holly is currently Miss Berkshire her reign ends this weekend when the new Miss Berkshire is crowned and in tandem is now Miss Dorset. She had her bite of the cherry last Summer at the Miss England finals and didn't place.

It seems a shame Dorset couldn't find a bonafide winner from within our County.
Whilst girls may enter other counties pageants within a 50 mile radius surely this isn't the point... Holly is currently Miss Berkshire her reign ends this weekend when the new Miss Berkshire is crowned and in tandem is now Miss Dorset. She had her bite of the cherry last Summer at the Miss England finals and didn't place. It seems a shame Dorset couldn't find a bonafide winner from within our County. Dorset_Jake
  • Score: 0

8:18pm Thu 8 May 14

jadel19 says...

In the last ten years, only one Miss England has won the national competition on her first go, so Dorset should be excited and happy it has a girl who has more of a chance of winning. Normally girls have 2/3 goes at the finals.
In the last ten years, only one Miss England has won the national competition on her first go, so Dorset should be excited and happy it has a girl who has more of a chance of winning. Normally girls have 2/3 goes at the finals. jadel19
  • Score: 3

11:22pm Mon 26 May 14

Afc bmth 07 says...

Hanging holly
Hanging holly Afc bmth 07
  • Score: -1

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