Charlotte Lister Ms Diamond U.K. 2021-2022
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Charlotte Lister Ms Diamond U.K. 2021-2022.
Full name: Charlotte Lister
Title/Year: Ms Diamond U.K. 2021-2022
Pageant System: Miss Diamond U.K.
Zodiac sign: Cancer
Hobbies: Pageants, writing and reading
Platform: Cancer Awareness and End of Life Care
Years competed: 9
Countries visited: Too many to list I love travelling
Likes: I like most things to be honest so the list is endless ! My main likes are family time and travelling
Dislikes: Rude people
World Class Queens of England: Please tell us about yourself.
My name is Charlotte, I’m from South Yorkshire, I’m a mum to a ten year old mini me and a fur baby. I’m a college student and I also volunteer for my local children’s hospice. I love travelling and learning about different cultures.
World Class Queens of England: What does women Empowerment means to you?
To me women’s empowerment is being your true self, using your voice to raise awareness of something close to you and supporting other women. This is why I love pageants so much as they bring like minded women together while each of them brings awareness to a cause or charity close to them and whether we win the title or not we still support each other.
World Class Queens of England: Tell us about your pageant history.
I was actually scouted for a local pageant but I wasn’t able to compete as I’m a mum but I wanted to find out more about them so I did some research and found a local heat for Miss British Empire and I loved it ! I love me raising money for charity, getting involved in the local community and meeting like minded women. I didn’t win that heat but I won Miss Congeniality which is my favourite award. After that I competed in another local heat of the same system and won so I went to the U.K. finals I didn’t win but I got the pageant bug ! After that I won two national titles and competed internationally and since then I competed on and off and after I long break I came back and competed in Ms Diamond U.K. and won and now I get to go to Regency International to represent the U.K. again next July. World Class Queens of England: Why did you choose to compete for your current title?
I’ve followed the Miss Diamond U.K. pageant since it came to the U.K. in 2016 as I love that it allows all women to feel the empowerment that pageantry can give them. Back in 2019 I felt the time was right to compete and even with the obstacles due to lockdowns I’m so glad I did it pushed me to do things I never thought I would or could !
World Class Queens of England: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about?
Miss Diamond U.K. started in 2016 by the U.K. directors Tina and Danni De Bear it’s a system that allows all girls and women to be empowered through pageants as there are no height or size requirements. Due to there being a number of categories there are no age restrictions or marital restrictions.
The winners of Diamond U.K. then go on to compete in Regency International which is held in Vegas each year.
World Class Queens of England: What are you being judged on during the competition?
There are optional awards such as swimwear, model, talent and spokesmodel but these don’t count towards the main title.
World Class Queens of England: Tell us about your experience during the competition.
I signed up in 2019 and I was a very active queen with appearances and charity work unfortunately the pandemic hit and for safety my regional reign was extended by 18 months. Throughout this time the finalists and directors supported each other.
The competition itself was held over 2 days, day 1 was registration, interview and fashion wear as I did swimwear as an optional award I also did this.
Day two was formal wear and crowning.
I was overwhelmed when I won
Ms Swimwear Model
Ms Style Queen my interview outfit was from Chique in Armthorpe & my
on stage outfits were from Red Carpet Ready
Ms Diamond Spirit which is more commonly known as Miss Congeniality
Ms Diamond Charity as I raised over £1700 for the Samaritans and now I’m raising money for Coppafeel which is a breast cancer charity.
And the main title Ms Diamond U.K.
World Class Queens of England: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for.
My platform is cancer awareness and end of life care due to losing a number of family members to cancer. To develop my platform I volunteer for my local children’s hospice and fundraise for other charities such as Sheffield Children’s Hospice, Cancer Research U.K. and Sheffield NHS Hospital Charity.
I have taken part in a number of events including Race for life, bearathon, skydiving, pretty muddy and I’m even doing a Firewalk.
World Class Queens England: What appearances have you done with your title?
Since winning Ms Diamond U.K. at the end August I have completed the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk which was arranged by Mrs Atlantic U.K. and together we raised over £250, I also completed Cancer Research Race of Life with my daughter and I’m doing a fire walk at the end of October for Sheffield’s Hospital Charity. In between those I’ve been taking part in online campaigns and continuing with Crowns and Sashes to share pageant queens journeys and to fundraise for the Samaritans and Coppafeel.
World Class Queens of England: What are some of your achievements?
Wow I am so proud of everything I’ve accomplished but the main ones have to be a bungee jump for charity which was the scariest thing I’ve ever done, starting an online pageant magazine in aid of charity which has raised nearly £2000 for the Samaritans and Coppafeel and finally become qualified in my pageant platform.
World Class Queens of England: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls?
I think it was my passion and determination for the system in the run up to my pageant final I made over 600 in person and virtual appearances and publicity pieces and I raised over £2500 for my chosen charities so when I was discussing this in my interview my passion and determination must of shown.
World Class Queens of England: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner.
I was in shock as my nerves were shocking that weekend and I knew I had made mistakes so I didn’t think I won. But when they called my name I was so happy as I had worked so hard but the work doesn’t stop when you win it just begins again for internationals.
World Class Queens of England: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen?
Being a beauty queen means been kind and making a difference even if what you are doing only reaches a small amount of people you are still making a difference and you should be proud.
World Class Queens of England: How did competing in pageants helped your life?
It’s given me focus especially during the pandemic I kept pageants at the forefront of my mind by starting a blog, a magazine and doing lots of online campaigns. World Class Queens of England: What is your on stage strategy to win the judges over?
I didn’t have a strategy to be honest but I tried to remember to smile and have eye contact with the judges.
World Class Queens of England: How did you prepare for your competition?
Lots of walking in my pageant shoes ! I was even cleaning in them ! Interview practice with Hannah Golding was a huge help too she really helped me get out what I wanted to say without rambling and helped build my confidence up.
World Class Queens of England: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk?
My walk was too fast due to nerves so if any one has tips send them my way.
World Class Queens of England: What are your tips for choosing right pageant dress?
Make sure it fits perfectly if it doesn’t have it tailored and make sure the length is perfect even if you have to wear lower heels which is something I had to do.
World Class Queens of England: What are your tips for winning interview?
Coaching with Hannah !
Deep breaths for you go in
Don’t sit down without the judges saying so or you asking
World Class Queens of England: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it?
Slow my walk down
World Class Queens of England: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest?
There are a lot of things that may not go right the common ones are
Walking to fast
Looking at the audience not the judges
Not holding poses long enough it should be around 4 seconds
World Class Queens of England: What are your plans for 2021 as a Queen?
My plans are to continue what I did during my regional reign but on a larger scale but all will be revealed in due course.
World Class Queens of England: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?
My legacy is my online magazine I want to be able to handover when I hang up my pageant heels to continue to bring together the international pageant community while raising money for charity.
International Director: Terri L Travis Dingle
National Director: Tina and Danni De Bear
Pageant website: https://www.missdiamonduk.com/
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you for this wonderful interview. Interview by Emma Jay Webber Editor in Chief of World Class Queens of England Magazine.
Charlotte Lister Ms Diamond U.K. 2021-2022, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine,
Interview by Derek Tokarzewski Owner/Editor in Chief Mr United Nations 2018 Platform: Women Empowerment Ambassador to International Foundation for Orphans iffocares.org
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