Miss Mermaid UK Regional Finals 2017
So my Friday night was spent at the Grosvenor Casino in Reading for the latest Regional final of Miss Mermaid UK. I can just imagine as you are reading this, you are probably thinking .. there’s such a thing as Miss Mermaid Uk?? Well you aren’t alone, as most people I mention this to have exactly the same reaction and if I hadn’t had the good fortune to meet the current Miss Mermaid UK (Grace Page, from Hireamermaid.co.uk) I would have been none the wiser too!! This is much like any worldwide beauty pageant ( Yes there is a Miss Mermaid International too!) which involves several rounds including interviews, a little black dress round and making an outfit from a local charity shop. The main difference in this competition is of course once you reach the final you get to act like a mermaid in a pool whilst I take pictures for the judges (its a hard life).
The evening kicked off with a with short introduction from Grace, who was host for the evening, on how the night would go and also to the judges and contestants. The judges were Winston George Ellis (Actor) famous for his roles in Pirates of the Caribbean 2 & 3 amongst others, Anna Shuhmacher (TV Chef), Devon Mayson (Model & Singer) and the Casino’s representative Marina.
There were some fantastic creative outfits from all the girls and the final round being the Evening Gowns, the judges had a really hard job whittling down the winners, so congratulations to the following county winners :-
Gina Coyle – Berkshire County, Cleo Simone – Buckinghamshire County, Sophie May -South Coast, Annabelle Last – Essex, Natalia Suvorova – London & Lauren Taylor – Kent.
I’ll be seeing you all at the finals both on the surface and of course underwater :)… so who will be crowned the next Miss Mermaid UK, well you’ll just have to wait until 30th July to find out that one.
Congratulations Grace, it was a brilliant evening all round.