Miss Universe Great Britain crowned its first black winner since the pageant began back in 1952. She will now represent the UK at the International Miss Universe competition that will be held in the Philippines this December.

 

 

Miss Universe Great Britain 2018, Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers!!!

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The 25-year-old hails from Anguilla and has competed against 40 women from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and British overseas territories to win this prestigious title.

 

 

It has been a whirlwind two days since being crowned Miss Universe Great Britain 2018. I am privileged to have been chosen from a concentration of talented, ambitious, beautiful and funny women! I am humbled and truly uplifted by those who are embracing my rewarding experience and success as their own. I am deeply grateful for the financial donations of many to the A-sisterhood charity. I am thankful for the sponsors of my pageant sisters 2018, my own and especially @doyen_style @carajewellers @justboutique_nw for believing in this pageant and supporting the girls every step of the way. It is an absolute honour to carry the British flag 🇬🇧 on to the Miss Universe pageant later this year. @gracielevy my pageant coach at @lsp_london – thank you for preparing me for this weekend! The hours we spent pouring over my interview, platform, poise and walk gave me a solid foundation to stand on this past Saturday! Paula – our director- we owe you the greatest respect and appreciation for your unwavering belief that each one of us was capable of capturing the crown. @missuniversegreatbritain @annamariaburdzy thank you for representing class, grace and intelligence during your reign and for inspiring me to enter this pageant system. And to the previous titleholders of Miss Universe Great Britain who i met on Saturday- @taravaitiere @nenafrance @jaimeleefaulkner – thank you for warmly embracing me into the fold like a newly born lamb. 💕😂. To my cherished friends, family and my manager Kerith, thank you for your unwavering support!!🇬🇧💕

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In addition to studying to be a barrister, she also finished her final bar exam at the University of Birmingham. Besides this, she has previously competed at the Commonwealth Games on two occasions. However, she had to cease her athletic training due to a knee injury.

 

This win certainly is an opportunity to encourage diversity and for more women to come forward and break the typical beauty standards everywhere.

 

Keep slayin’ girl!

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