The hunt is on to find the West Midlands’ most glamorous ladies as the race for the title of Miss Birmingham 2013 hots up.
Organisers are searching for girls from across the region who have what it takes to represent Birmingham for the next year.
The winner will follow in the footsteps of the current Miss Birmingham, Kris’ina Jagpal, a youth worker and fashion student who won the title last March and went on to qualify for the finals of Miss England, picking up a special ‘Miss Inspiration’ award at the national event.
She has since graced magazine covers and attended countless glamorous events but has also put her title to further good use by giving inspirational talks to young people across the Midlands and helping to raise much needed funds for various charities. She is now preparing to crown her successor and will be attending events and nightspots across Birmingham over the coming weeks with a team of scouts to look out for potential candidates.
The 25-year-old beauty, from Edgbaston, said: “It has been a real honour to represent my home city for the past year. I never expected to win but it has been such a great experience and has led to so many exciting opportunities.
“There are so many incredible girls across Birmingham and I can’t wait to help find the winner of Miss Birmingham 2013.”
The search for Miss Birmingham is much more than an old-fashioned beauty pageant or modelling competition, judges will be looking for someone who can be an ambassador for the city and help to raise the profile of many worthy causes across the West Midlands throughout the year.
Chief Scout Kerry Capoverde said: “Birmingham is one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the UK and we know there are lots of beautiful and intelligent young ladies out there so choosing one winner will be very tough.
“We had a great response to the competition last year but Kris’ina really stood out and has proved to be a great ambassador for Birmingham. We are really looking forward to finding her successor who can continue the great example that Kris’ina has set.”
The winner of Miss Birmingham 2013 will win a host of prizes including a photoshoot with a professional fashion photographer and will also qualify for the final of Miss England 2013, where she will get a chance to win a place at the prestigious Miss World competition.
Contestants must be aged between 17 and 24-years-old and have until Friday, March 29, to enter the competition at the Miss Birmingham online entry page Miss Birmingham online entry page. Auditions will be held for successful candidates when finalists will be chosen for the Miss Birmingham 2013 main event, taking place at The Crescent Theatre on May 5.
This year also sees the launch of a new competition, Junior Miss Birmingham 2013, which will be open to 13 to 16-year-olds.
Chief Scout Kerry explained: "When we have been scouting across the county a lot of the girls we approached were too young, it's so hard to guess someone's age these days.
"We decided to add a Junior element to the competition as the girls were all so keen to take part in a professionally-run catwalk show.
"The Junior girls get so much confidence and personal growth through the process as we introduce them to volunteering and charity work as part of the process.”
Do you have what it takes to win Miss Birmingham or Junior Miss Birmingham 2013 or know somebody who does? Visit the official Miss Birmingham website to enter.
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For more details, high resolution images or interview requests please contact:
Chris Moriarty, email@example.com, 0121 224 7364, 07709 305304. The current Miss Birmingham is available for interviews, public appearances and charity events.
Miss Birmingham 2013 is open to females aged between 17 and 24 who live, work or study in Birmingham or the surrounding areas. Junior Miss Birmingham 2013 is open to 13 to 16-year-olds who meet the same criteria.
Kris’ina Jagpal is the current Miss Birmingham 2012. She is aged 24 and from Edgbaston in Birmingham. She attended Hillcrest School and will this year graduate from Birmingham City University where she is studying fashion.
The final of Miss Birmingham 2013 takes place on May 5 at the Crescent Theatre, Birmingham. All entries must be submitted by March 29 at www.missbirmingham.co.uk.
More images and full competition rules are available at www.missbirmingham.co.uk.
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