What is UK's National Miss?
UK’s National Miss is a pageant system for girls and women aged 12+. There is no upper age limit and the competition covers England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland.
UK’s National Miss is a pageant like no other! It will include all of the glamour of a pageant plus the opportunity to grow confidence & gain real world skills…combined with all of the fun of the girliest weekend with your friends.
In 2020, when the UK was in lockdown due to the Covid19 pandemic, Holly Pirrie (director of Pageant Girl Ltd) founded the UK’s National Miss pageant. After much consideration, Holly looked at what else could be brought to the pageant industry in the UK – and the competition was born. UK’s National Miss has all of the glamour of a pageant but with extra team-building activities & even more opportunities to make memories that will last a life time.
What happens at the finals of UK's National Miss?
The finals will take place over two days; the first day will focus on creating new friendships, getting to know each other, team-building, photoshoots, empowerment and more! UK’s National Miss is a pageant that is focussed on helping the finalists grow, expanding their ideas about who they are and what they want to achieve. Our aim is to make every girl & woman realise that she can focus on her goals and make those dreams a reality.
On the second day, it will be the day of finals… this is where the incredible finalists will take to rehearsals, meet the judges & compete for the crown that evening.
We know that this is going to be a very special event and we would love for you to enter to be a part of it.
What is a pageant?
Every pageant is different but we can tell you all about UK’s National Miss.
We know that many have their own opinion and stereotype of what a pageant is. However, we can categorically tell you that being a part of UK’s National Miss is nothing to do with being ‘the prettiest girl on stage.’ The aim of our pageant is to empower you to be the best version of yourself. Our event focusses on what & who you are; it is not about comparing yourself to someone else – it’s about recognising what it is about YOU that makes you amazing & unique. We teach our finalists that is good to be proud of your achievements & accomplishments, it’s not about bragging, it’s about working hard for something and celebrating reaching your goals.
The grand finals are full of FUN! It is a two day event which includes team-building, confidence & empowerment workshops, a pyjama diva party and the grand final itself! It is an experience that will never be forgotten
This UK pageant offers girls & women the chance to participate in a competition that combines glamour and celebrating their success and achievements. It gives our finalists the character-building experience of a lifetime – and contestants will finish the competition with an abundance of newly gained confidence.
The contests were created to be a positive and confidence-building experience for all young girls and women. We intend for the girls to make new friends and aim to make each and every contestant feel like a queen! Most importantly, we open the doors to fun and exciting opportunities for our winners & finalists, whilst providing vital, real-life skills.
What are the judges looking for?
UK’s National Miss breaks many pageant stereotypes; we know that beauty is completely subjective, and this is not about being ‘the prettiest girl’…. as everyone finds different qualities attractive and so, who can define that?!
Rather, our judges are looking for a winner who will be an outstanding representative for all of our contestants – someone who will represent our organisation with pride & who lights up a room with her personality and ambition.
What is the entry fee and why do I have to pay?
If you are successful in making it to the grand final, there is a sponsorship fee of £295 to be paid. We provide lots of detailed information about how to find a sponsor, to help ensure that the fee does not have to fall to yourself.
The fee basically covers your place in the competition. As you can imagine, organising an event like this incurs many costs – including the venue, staging, staff, prizes and more. It would not be possible to hold such an event without a fee like this in place – there are sponsorship fees which are over £600 and so, we have kept this as low as possible for you.
What are the age divisions for UK's National Miss?
We are thrilled that we will be crowning five winners at the UK’s National Miss pageant. For the competition, you must be this age as of July 1st of the competition year:
UK’s National Junior Miss: Ages 12 – 15yrs
UK’s National Teen: Ages 16 – 19yrs
UK’s National Miss: Ages 20-29yrs
UK’s National Ms: Ages 30 – 44yrs
UK’s National Classic Ms: Ages 45yrs+
Each division from Miss upwards accepts any marital status ie. single, married, divorced, widowed etc and entrants may have children.
What are the judging rounds in the pageant?
The judging for the UK’s National Miss pageant will be over 4 rounds; each round is worth 25% of the total score. The rounds are:
Interview – this is a private interview with the judges; this is their chance to get to know you and your personality.
The following rounds are held onstage, in a live catwalk-style show:
Fashionwear– this is an outfit of your choice that shows your personality. This can be a jumpsuit, dress, whatever you prefer – it just should not be a long evening gown!
Evening wear – this is your chance to wear a floor-length dress & feel like a true queen on stage!
Sportswear – this is sportswear of your choice; the style that you would wear to the gym.
Who are the organisers of the UK's National Miss Pageant?
The director & founder of UK’s National Miss pageant is Holly Pirrie, of Pageant Girl® Ltd. Holly works alongside her amazing team at Pageant Girl HQ.
Holly Pirrie (née Ikin) is a former pageant contestant herself, and so, she knows exactly what it is like to compete – having competed in pageants in the UK and internationally. Consequently, Holly knows exactly what it takes to organise a great event!
Holly was inspired by her own experiences in ‘pageant land,’ and she wanted to give more girls, and women, the opportunities that she had been afforded through pageantry. Holly works closely with all of the contestants and winners to ensure that they have an amazing year.
Holly was the first director of United Kingdom Galaxy Pageants and this launched in 2008. In 2010, Holly founded Miss Teen Great Britain, which has grown to become the leading pageant for teenagers in the UK. Holly was also awarded the UK National Director licence for Miss International in 2013. From 2011-2018, Holly was the UK national director for Miss Intercontinental, she also held the UK national director license for Miss Grand International from 2016-2019. In 2019, Holly launched the Miss Pageant Girl and Miss Teen Pageant Girl UK competitions.
In 2020, when the UK was in lockdown due to the Covid19 pandemic, Holly founded the UK’s National Miss pageant. After much consideration, Holly looked at what else could be brought to the pageant industry in the UK – and the competition was born. UK’s National Miss has all of the glamour of a pageant but with extra team-building activities & even more opportunities to make memories that will last a life time.
Holly’s passion for the industry is evident to everyone who meets her and this shows in the events that she organises.
Is there a height or size restriction for the pageant?
Absolutely not. Our mission is to celebrate & empower all girls & women, we do not care what size or height you are – the most important thing is to be healthy & happy.
Our event focusses on what & who you are; it is not about comparing yourself to someone else – it’s about recognising what it is about YOU that makes you amazing & unique. We teach our finalists that is good to be proud of you achievements & accomplishments, it’s not about bragging, it’s about working hard for something and celebrating reaching your goals.
Can I enter if I am married/divorced/widowed or have children?
You would be able to compete in the following divisions:
UK’s National Miss
UK’s National Ms.
UK’s National Classic Ms.
Does being in the pageant take up a lot of time?
As a finalist, the only thing you must commit to is actually attending the grand finals in March. By being in the pageant, you do not have to dedicate all of your free time to the event – it is completely up to you how much you do!
When you become a grand finalist, you are sent an official finalist handbook (which makes everyone super excited!) and of course, your official sash! In the handbook, it explains about what you can (optionally) do with your title and this includes fundraising & making appearances in your local community.
I have received information about the UK’s National Miss pageant for my daughter, how have you received her details?
The only way to enter the competition is by entering using the entry form on our website. We review all applications that we receive and then write & email those who are successful. We always ensure to address the parent/guardian in our correspondence, so that you are kept fully informed of what your daughter has entered.
Who are the judges?
The judges are kept a secret until the grand final itself! They are all linked to the industry and know exactly what to do but do not worry – they are not scary! They will make this experience one to remember and make you feel at ease. There are no text votes at any stage of this competition; the winner is decided on the night of the competition.
Will being involved in the competition be a distraction from work/school/studies?
Absolutely not. We think it is really important to remember that pageantry is a hobby. We stress to our contestants and winners that their education/career is of the utmost importance and everything comes secondary to this. Being in the pageant is like any hobby – dancing, drama, sport etc, it can be enjoyed alongside the girls’ studies & family lives, but should never encroach on them.
Do I have to live in the UK to be a part of UK's National Miss?
Contestants should be UK citizens or reside in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.