Could Rosemary Lloyd be the next Miss Universe Great Brittain 2020?
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Miss Rosemary Lloyd Miss Universe Great Britain 2020 finalist.
Full name: Miss Rosemary Lloyd
Title/Year: Miss Universe Great Britain 2020 finalist
Pageant System: Miss Universe Great Britain
Zodiac sign: Pisces
Hobbies: Modelling, singing, paint, Ballet dancing and write poems as a published poet.
Platform: ‘Women Empowerment; Helping transform women survivors into leaders of their own, As a charity Chairperson for Ladies of all Nations International organisation.
Years competed: 2011-2020
Countries visited: Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Slovakia, Poland, Egypt, America, Indonesia
Likes: Celebrating Women and Inspiring others
Status: In a relationship
World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself?
Hello everyone! I am Rosemary and I am born and raised in Great Britain, ‘London’ an area named Primrose hill. I was born premature so spent the first few days of my life in an incubator at the Royal free hospital. I have welsh, Scottish, Irish, French ancestry, my surname is of welsh descent. At school I was very shy and introverted. However, that changed when I attended University and graduated with a psychology and neuroscience degree. I’m a Charity chairperson for ladies of all nation’s organisation helping turn women survivors into leaders, and a Government coat of arms awardee for my charitable causes In Indonesia. I was scouted at the age of 10 in china town to be a fashion model. I now have been modelling for 17 years, and was awarded a model of the year award 3 times in a row. Fun fact? I was trained as a debutante by my God mother, who taught me finishing school etiquette manners for modern ladies. I got to learn beautiful ballroom dancing such as the waltz and polonaise. This equipped me to be a well-rounded woman and gave me a passion for humanitarian causes. I grew up in a one parent family raised by my father, I never knew my mother. My father became ill and I had to be sent into foster care at the age of 4. This was one of the most painful times of my life not knowing if I have a family to go back too, or would I ever come out of foster care. However, those difficult experiences taught me empathy and to be strong even though I am a sensitive person. I wear my heart on my sleeve and because of going through those painful times, it shaped me to have a deep rooted empathy for women survivors. This was a calling to help young women to become leaders, hence why I pursued my career as a chairperson in charity work. It has made me so passionate about I taught myself how to be my own women. I am a real family girl, I love spending time with family, most importantly, my 96-year-old grandma. She was a messenger in World War 2 at only 14, and it only feels natural to continue the family tradition in helping others whenever possible. Female Empowerment! I have Other qualifications in other fields such as a Diploma in Dental Nursing British dental association, Diploma in Makeup artistry, NVQ level 3 in Business skills, Bronze award in Performing arts.! I started competing in pageants at the age of 15. Competing for years winning various titles. Such as Miss Earth Air 2017, Miss Worldwide, Miss Great Britain sponsors choice, Miss Congeniality international, Pure international miss 2nd runner up. Pageantry saved me in many ways and gave me a sense of what I was doing in life. Taking into account my past. I felt I was giving back to the community and it gave me a platform to help others. My modelling career really ﬂourished in which I won ‘model of the year’, ‘Best pageant queen.’. The award that meant the most was ‘young role model of the year’. I felt in shock as I never believed I would come this far. I have gone from winning my local borough to holding an international title. This year, I have overcome my fibromyalgia and scoliosis. I don’t let it affect my work I continue to follow my dreams and dedicate my life in serving women survivors
World Class Beauty Queens: What does women Empowerment means to you?
What women empowerment means to me, is about having an unbreakable bond of sisterhood. Building each other up. It means to celebrate women’s success not to compare yourselves amongst each other and bring our fellow sisters down. If we all celebrate each other’s success, we can grow to be a stronger unit for Women empowerment. Women go through a lot of body changes each month, childbirth, smear tests, raising children, running a home, working full time. We must meet high standards of beauty. It’s a lot we go through. So, if we support each other more, we can do this together and overcome the hard times. there is enough success to go around. It just comes down to whether it’s your time. Honestly, I am truly grateful to be given this humbling experience that is raising awareness and to remind women they are not alone. I hope I can encourage girls to follow their dreams no matter what, despite the barriers and difficulties of life especially if you have a serious illness. I am showing there is a way to overcome your hurdles. Female empowerment is also being able to be one step ahead and to be able to make sure things run smoothly, we are great at nurturing. I also believe female empowerment is about teamwork. So, I like to personally thank Derek for making this interview possible. Giving a platform to so many Beauty Queens around the world for their voices to be heard, this magazine is phenomenal! I like to thank the photographer, Ian Trayner, who runs a photography company services are a family run business specialising in fashion photography in Kingston upon Thames in Surrey England. I also like to thank Tasniya for doing the hair and makeup for this feature, Without this team working so hard and coming together. It wouldn’t have been possible. I thank them all individually for making this happen.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your pageant history?
My Pageant history has been ongoing for 12 years. I started in pageantry at the age of 15 years old. I always admired the contestants in Miss universe when I was a child, I would rush to the tv with my VHS tape and record the show, to get inspiration. I dreamed of representing our Country as Miss Universe Great Britain. These women had a purpose, they were influencing the world with their female empowering causes, they were intelligent and are beautiful. I was inspired from a young age in pageantry and would practice my walk for hours in my bedroom. Furthermore, I firstly represented my London Borough as Miss Camden, and went on to compete for Miss London Borough. I won my very first pageant out of 30 girls I competed in. I was crowned as Miss Most elegant UK and then the overall title Miss London Borough UK. This title followed on to a international title as Miss UK Eternal. Secondly, I went on to compete in Miss England semi-finals and made the top 10. Thirdly, I went on to compete in Miss Great Britain semi-finals and won the Miss Great Britain sponsors choice. Fourthly, I competed in the 4th biggest pageant in the world named Miss Earth UK. I represented Miss Earth London UK and went on to win Miss Earth Air 2017. Fifth Pageant, I took the International stage representing Miss UK Worldwide, I went on the overall international Miss Worldwide title and I won a side award. Best Eco fashion wear. Sixth pageant I competed in United Kingdom Elite Miss International. I won three titles such as Miss Best Interview United Kingdom Elite 2018, Miss Best in Fashion United Kingdom Elite 2018, and the overall Miss Great Britain Elite 2018. I also have won a charity photo competition and was crowned America’s British Sweetheart. I was meant to compete In Gibraltar in 2018, however the Beauty Pageant unfortunately went into administration. So, had to move on, however, I counted my blessings and never gave up my dreams in continuing to make a difference and pursuing pageantry. Seventh pageant, I represented the title Young European International London. Eighth pageant, I competed was an American pageant named Pure International Pageants, However, to go to internationals, you had to win the National title in your own country in order to compete internationally. So, I entered as a Pure UK finalist. I went on to win the National title as Pure International Miss United Kingdom 2019! I also went on to win the charity crown 'crowned to serve', I competed also in the super championships and side awards. The side awards I won was Best in Interview, Best in evening wear, Best in fashion wear and Best of the best winner Super optional championships. I then won the overall super championships. I Won an international place to compete in United states Orlando Florida. where I placed as International Queen 2nd runner up and Special Recognition award, Miss Congeniality International. I went on to win 8 awards such as Special award Recognition Academic winner, Super star International competition creative writing, Special recognition award charity title, 'crowned to serve', super star international Print model, Super star international Artwork and Super star international Be the impact in community service award. My Ninth pageant I have entered one of the biggest pageants in the world Miss Universe Great Britain. I am presently a Miss Universe Great Britain 2020 Finalist. Competing for the title in July 2020. This is the only Entry route to Miss Universe. I am so honoured, to have been selected as a finalist. It’s a lifelong dream of mine to compete in Miss Universe Great Britain.
World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do your first pageant?
What inspired me to compete in my first beauty pageant. I Just came out of hospital after suffering with a serious illness which I have overcame now and no longer have. I nearly lost my life to it. I was 15 and didn’t really know how to start my life again. A lady mentioned to me "you are a lovely model, have you ever thought of being a Beauty Queen and competing in pageants?. ‘You should!"’ she said. I felt the illness impacted my self worth, to the point I had no confidence. But I had strength and ambition to start again. One day, I was perusing on the internet when I found an advert online about a Beauty Pageant. to represent my local London borough. So, I went to the casting, got selected as a finalist and I became Miss Camden. A Borough in London. I soon went on to win the whole first pageant as Miss London UK. I was going through my loft one day, where I had a bundle of VHS recorded video tape footage of me as a child and there it was, I saw a Miss Universe VHS from the age of 4 years old, and watching it. I was reminded of my dream to compete for Miss universe Great Britain. Watching those old tapes was truly nostalgic and emotionally moving. From then on, I seek solace in pageantry and felt like it brought me out of the difficult times. It made me feel more confident, like it was okay to be sensitive, gentle and be yourself. You didn’t have to always put a brave face. It was okay to be open about who you are.
World Class Beauty Queens: Why did you choose to compete for your current title?
I chose to compete for the current title Miss Universe Great Britain, because it has been an ultimate dream of mine since the age of four. However, I had not applied until now. Because I didn’t feel ready or good enough. Honestly, I didn’t think I was the kind of girl that would get accepted for Miss Universe Great Britain as a finalist. However, you just never know, that you can surprise yourself. Now that I have been accepted as a finalist, I am so glad that I pursued my dreams and followed my heart. I chose it because Miss Universe celebrates empowering women through the 'NOT IN VAIN' message. They support female related causes such as the sisterhood charity, which supports FGM victims, Homelessness, and the women in Zambia non poaching group in protecting the Rhino and stop acid attacks in India. They stand unified with the #Universeunited campaign. As a charity chairperson for 'Ladies of All Nation’s Organisation', turning women survivors into leaders, the Miss Universe sisterhood and female empowerment resonated with me. Miss Universe encourages women to have their own personal platform and to be an advocate for female related causes. You never know how far your dreams can take you,until you take the leap of faith. I’m grateful to part of the MUGB sisterhood.
World Class Beauty Queens: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about? Miss Universe Great Britain is the National entry route to Miss Universe. Miss Universe is an American Beauty Pageant Established in 1952. It is 67 years old. Miss Universe is one of the biggest pageants in the world and one of the most influential for celebrating female empowerment. The Miss Universe Great Britain 'NOT IN VAIN' campaign was introduced, for women to participate in supporting female related causes without vanity in place. It aims to empower women to celebrate all things feminine. Miss Universe Great Britain that is run by women. The competition is proudly sponsored corporately by Just boutique (A dress company), Polar Dental (A Tooth whitening company and Cara Jewellers (Jewellery brand). Miss Universe Great Britain charity supports the Sisterhood charity. A Non-profit organisation that’s is made up of UK and international female causes. Such as, 1. 'Stop Acid attacks' This cause, helps women who have been affected by Acid crime in India. 2.'The National FGM centre' campaigns in ending female genital mutilation. which helps women who been affected from FGM in the UK. 3. 'The Black Mamas' a female cause group that campaigns on rhino protection and antipoaching in South Africa. 4. 'Llama', is a homeless charity supporting women in Wales. Who have become homeless. Overall, Miss Universe gives women an enabled platform, through supporting sisterhood charities. Miss universe develops women to build their inner growth and self esteem on a personal and occupational level. Miss Universe has celebrated a diversity of women coming from all walks of life. Miss Universe Great Britain movement is #Universeunited. Uniting women for fundraising and raising awareness on female related causes. The platform offers women a platform, to let their voices be heard through female empowerment, All Miss Universe Great Britain finalists participates in the 'Not in vain' empowerment day, where women go out of their personal comfort zone. It challenges them to do the things they didn’t think they could do, but ultimately surprises themselves. Its about not restricting oneself by focusing on ambitions to fulfil goals in life. For further information please visit www.a-sisterhood.org.uk
World Class Beauty Queens: What are you being judged on during the competition?
For the Miss Universe Great Britain Finals, The judges will score you on during the competition. The opening dance round is not judged, this is an opportunity to introduce all finalists on stage. However, the rest of the competition is judged in segments such as 1.Interview round , Swimwear round, Eveningwear. If you are chosen in the top 5, you will be asked an on-stage Question. The contestant who scores the highest in all segments, will be crowned Miss Universe Great Britain 2020. The winner will go on to represent her Country in the Miss Universe Grand finals Internationally.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your experience during the competition.
My experience during the competition so far, has been an amazing experience. Currently, all the contestants are in the preparation mode for the finals in July. So, this time, I have been prepping for the line up to the finals by announcing my place as a Miss Universe Great Britain 2020 finalist on international women’s day. Personal Platform announced as a chairperson for Ladies of All Nation’s International organisation. Working on the 'Not in vain' promoting a sisterhood charity and personal platform and through social media posts, My Journey to Miss Universe countdown logged on Facebook since International women's day. Promoting MUGB corporate sponsors on each post. Continuing work in transforming women survivors into leaders under our Global team world women's conference and awards. Started fundraising Sorted out outfits for finals overall. Miss Universe is a life changing experience. I would highly recommend being part of the sisterhood.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for?
My platform: I have continued for two years now working as a chairperson for 'Ladies of all Nations organisation' Galaxy for stars project. Which helps women overcome hardships such as domestic violence. This organisation turns women from a survivor into a leader, also they give affected women a sense of community if they feel isolated. Every team member has gone through a hardship, they are all survivors who became their own leaders, So those women are relatable to those who are going through the same things. We support each other like family and honour those with Beautiful survivors awards. A survivor is transforming her pain into power. CEO Dr Caroline Makaka. I am driven to give this my all and make female focused values the very core front of my priorities. From promoting the Miss Universe Great Britain Beauty Pageant organisation, promoting business sponsors and fundraising for the 'Sister hood' charity organisation. I am so excited to be part of this sisterhood. Congratulations to all the beautiful finalists I’m so happy to be on this journey with you all, making irreplaceable memories and lifelong friends. Lastly, I like to thank my Director Paula L Abbandonato. An Equal World in an enabled world.
I volunteer as a charity chairperson mentor for young women’s wellbeing. Under The Global Support Team. The members are experienced professionals in different areas. The team is made up of people within the healthcare profession, public sectors, doctors, solicitors, qualified counsellors, therapist and advocates for others. The mission is to create initiatives towards transforming lives where people can reach out for advice, help and support against any problems during this pandemic situation. ‘Turning survivors into leaders’.
I am also delighted to announce, I have teamed up with the USA World Women’s Conference & Awards movement, “How to dominate the decade’. I be giving an online talk about female empowerment. As my personal platform is continuing being a charity Chairperson for Ladies of all Nations International, who is in collaboration with the World women’s conference awards. It only feels natural as a chairperson, to be part of this inspiring movement. As we are all wanting to Empower women. Turning female survivors into leaders and transforming pain into power. Empowering women is the main core of my priorities, I pray, if a women’s life is changed for the better, then we will continue to give ongoing support, to continue serving female related causes. Women are a sisterhood that is an unbreakable bond, and in uncertain times, keeping the strength of sisterhood alive is so important right now. As so many women out there can feel alone in their struggles, we just want you to know you are not alone. If one sister can build up another sister, then we are all winning. Being on top by yourself is a lonely place, so if we can take a sister up there with us, we all win. Women can conquer the world with their dreams when we stand unified. Female empowerment comes from a belief that you are good enough. I believe in the movement and feel grateful that I can work together with this amazing organisation, Thank you Ragne!
Historically, I have also been involved in numerous charities for many years. To name a only a few. The platforms I have supported is Salvation Army, QPR suicide prevention, M.E association, Epic young teenage Mums support network, Zero plastic management in Bali. The disabled people organisation in Bali called Yayasan Cahaya Mutiara Ubud, Jo's cervical cancer awareness. I am also supporting the Government of Bali’s charity organisations such as Cooperative organisation and Gede charity organisation. Gede organisation is a plastic movement group that want to make a plastic free environment saving marine and wildlife and making our environment plastic free.
World Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title?
So far during my journey to Miss universe Great Britain as a finalist, I have made 11 appearances. Whilst standing loyal to the platform of 'a Sisterhood' charity. The appearances I have made are at public events and online;
1. I announced my place as a Miss Universe Great Britain 2020 finalist. Featuring on 'International Women’s Day' on 8th of March 2020.
2. Attended International Women’s Day, 'Women appreciating Women' WAW Event. On the behalf of being a chairperson of Ladies of all Nation’s organisation. Turning survivors into leaders. Being awarded the 'Hall of Fame Women Achieving Women' award 4 years ago. I returned this year for a lovely lady who has made a difference in her community, I went to collect an award on the behalf of her. I also got to meet the London Mayor of Tower Hamlets.
3. Attending the Red-carpet premiere supporting women in film. Celebrating female directors/ producers/ actors at the London independent film festival scene, I saw the movie ‘The Golden Era ‘produced by JennaSuru ! Wonderful movie that celebrates the women of the 60’s, dreams and the beauty of Saint Tropez.
4. I became the face and did the voiceover for Fw Beauty UK Campaign Gold serum advert. It exudes a Touching message. That is celebrating All Women of Diversity, the launch was about contours, being available in all shades, so no women would feel excluded. As no women should go to makeup counter and not have her shade. but rather celebrate women for being who they exactly are. That is themselves around the world. Women are beautiful in all ethnicities. Products should be available to every woman.
5. A Photoshoot interview feature as a Miss Universe Great Britain 2020 Finalist for World class Beauty Queens Magazine USA Chicago Founded by Derek.
6. U.S Interview with Sash says podcast. I was so excited to be sharing the Sash says Podcast interview! I was the very first British girl and Miss Universe GB finalist, to be interviewed on the podcast, by the amazing Leah, who was so kind to get in touch with me, to be of support of the Miss Universe Great Britain journey. Thank you! You can now listen on any of these streaming services such as Spotify/Apple podcasts/Anchor FM, listen to me being interviewed as a Miss Universe Great Britain 2020 Finalist, I talk about what the sisterhood charity is all about, my personal charity cause as the Chairperson of ladies of all Nations International organisation and some fun facts about life and British culture! Thank you for having me as a guest on Sash Says podcast.
7 I made a dedicated post promoting the MUGB sisterhood charity in celebration of Happy International Pageant Day!
8. As a published poet, I really dreamed about writing a poem, if I were to be a Miss Universe Great Britain Finalist. Regarding raising awareness about the importance in women’s equal rights and overcoming domestic violence. So I wrote this poem to dedicate to all those women survivors turned leaders out there. The poem is called ‘Sisterhood’ You can read below.
The Poem Sisterhood
I am a woman,
Leaving childhood behind,
Facing no longer a girl now,
Even though I rather rewind.
I now must take care of myself,
Grown out of fairy tales,
Having responsibilities in the world,
Working to Paying the bills.
All princess stories, of meeting a prince,
Entering the grown-up man’s world,
To only find, I didn’t meet a prince since.
I’m now, too old to believe,
Too young to give up, to ever be deceived.
Holding on tight, as the world keeps turning
Convincing my sisters to keep going,
It’s okay, wipe your tears, we are learning.
someday our sister’s confidence won’t leave but stay.
Where our ideas and voices are respected today,
We will all live in enabled world if we could,
So, we feel proud Embracing all the Opportunities of beautiful women-hood.
After all I’m now a woman, facing no longer a girl
~Written by Rosemary Lloyd~
In dedication to all those women survivors across the world.
9. As a Miss Universe Great Britain 2020 finalist, I am delighted to announce, I had teamed up with the USA World Women’s Conference & Awards movement, “How to dominate the decade’. I be giving an online talk about female empowerment. As my personal platform is continuing being a charity Chairperson for Ladies of all Nations International, who is in collaboration with the World Women’s conference awards, it only feels natural as a chairperson, to be part of this inspiring movement. As we are all wanting to Empower women. Turning female survivors into leaders and transforming pain into power.
10.Being part of Loani's The Global Support Team members network as a charity chairperson mentor, we all promoted voluntary our free confidential service as a mentor, who are experienced professionals in different areas. The team is made up of people within the healthcare profession, public sectors, doctors, solicitors, qualified counsellors, therapist and advocates for others. The mission is to create initiatives towards transforming lives where people can reach out to for advice, help and support against any problems during this pandemic situation. I volunteer and mentor the mental wellbeing of women survivors going through trauma and then turning them into leaders, transforming pain into power. All our Ladies of All Nations team have one thing in common they are all survivors who became leaders, we wanted to build a network of people that was relatable to the needs of others,
11. I appeared on a front line video clap thanking all health workers around the world and the NHS for saving lives.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are some of your achievements?
Honestly, I always get a little shy talking about my achievements. But as the interview would like me to answer the question above, I will talk about my Unique achievements. I am one of the first British women in Indonesia to receive a 'Government Coat of Arms' contributing to the ban of single use plastic straws, saving our oceans from the plastic epidemic affecting our oceans worldwide. In total,I have over 100 awards, from my charity work service, winning best model of the year, most inspiration of the year. I also made top 10 in Worlds class Beauty Queens magazine as most influential women. I am part of the International Women’s day 'Hall of Fame' or the WAW award women appreciating women award, I have 20 pageant titles awards. I also am a psychology neuroscience degree graduate. I am thankful to each person and organisation who took the time to recognise my work. It’s an honour to stand alongside other women who have made impactful changes in society.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is your on-stage strategy to win the judges over?
When your onstage anyone can smile and walk beautifully. But it is so much more than that. Every second counts on the stage, you only have a few minutes to win the judges over. So, I always believe when you perform for the judges, your stage presence must come from the heart, your eyes are the windows too your soul. They want to see your heart and soul has gone into this competition. Show your passion, determination, and above all, be relatable to the judges, show them your heart when you smile. Give to your audience. It’s all about giving to them when you’re on stage. Being a title holder means to be selfless. That’s a true queen who put others before herself.
World Class Beauty Queens: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls?
Firstly, I must say, the Miss Universe contestants, are smart and beautiful women. who has the same love for pageantry and empowering women through female related causes. I am so grateful to be given the opportunity to be a Miss Universe GB 2020 finalist. I am also looking forward to sharing the stage with my MUGB sisters. As I cannot speak on the behalf of the judges, as I respect their decisions, however, I think I stand out because my warm heart and friendly stage presence. I’m hardworking, determined, empathetic and I make my work personalised. I also don't compare myself I don’t compare myself to other women, I rather be friends with them, celebrate a sisterhood, if I did, I wouldn’t have learnt self acceptance. I am to what my platform represents.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about a moment if your name were to be called out as a winner?
If my name were to be called out as a winner, I think I be in genuine shock,.I would cry through happiness, and wouldn’t believe it for a second. Honestly, just getting this far as a Miss Universe Great Britain finalist feels like an achievement within itself. I am grateful to have been selected as a finalist, it’s not easy to go for a dream that means everything to you. It takes bravery. Miss Universe Great Britain has been a lifelong dream of mine since 4 years old. This means everything to me, Everything I have done has been leading up to this very moment. I promise to work hard as I’m determined to give it my best, As a charity Chairperson for Ladies of all nation organisation, I feel on the finals, when I am walking on the stage, I’m going to dedicate this to every women survivor turned leader who was able to transform their pain into power. Miss Universe Great Britain so far has been a life changing experience . I am proud to be part of the sisterhood. The 'A sisterhood' charity, being part of the Universe united movement gives hope to women to Never give up standing united. You never know how life can move you emotionally and inspire you to make a difference. I’m sure everyone has a moment in time that has moved them emotionally and inspired them to be who they are.
World Class Beauty Queens: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen?
Being a Beauty Queen for me is not just about winning the crown, the crown symbolises a responsibility to make change in humanity, locally, worldly, and universally. Its a voice to make substantial changes. Being a Title Holder/Beauty Queen is an identity, it is a dedication and oath to changing someone’s life for the better. Being a Beauty Queen has not only historically given me the chance to represent winning titles. It has made me a survivor and a non-quitter. It has saved me when I needed to seek solace and heal. It’s so important to me because not only are they a platform for young women to build themselves up, but it’s a great way to get into fundraising money for charities. Through pageantry, I was blessed enough to be honoured as a charity chairperson for Ladies of All Nations International organisation and be part of the Global team support network in partnership with World Women's Conference and Awards. The charity side of pageants helps sufferer’s stories to be heard. Where we can bring awareness to a cause and inspire a mass audience. Therefore, we can communicate effectively on how we can overcome hurdles and make an inspiring change in our society. It builds a strong unbreakable bond of a sisterhood. Helping turn women survivors into leaders. Whether that’s human rights, environmental issues, helping those who are in a crisis. Pageantry insinuates making female related causes the very core of my priorities. Every pageant queen is dedicated herself to a cause and is striving for positive change. We are looked at in the media to be this glitz and glamorous queen. But wearing the crown is a role, a commitment, a duty to make inﬂuential changes to society, its an ambassadorship. Its a responsibility to change lives. In the past, when a crown was placed on my head, I knew I had to fulﬁl the role of making inspirational differences. Either way, I felt it was life path that I should treasure.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants helped your life?
Competing in pageants has helped my life in so many ways. They honestly have given me unforgettable experiences; I have made lifelong friends too. And I have gained confidence through inner growth. Being part of a sisterhood would change your life. After overcoming and being cured of a serious illness at the age of 14, I didn’t know how to start my life again. So, turning 15. I found a sanctuary. I would seek solace and a comfort in pageantry. Pageantry gave me back my confidence, it brought me back to life emotionally. I got back my bubbly positive self again. It taught me self-acceptance. Because without self-acceptance you cannot shine. To know I was giving back to the world with a title also helped heal my life. Helping a personal charity platform and be involved in charity work. This gave me a purpose. An identity and I felt like I found a home. It was a place where a woman felt empowered. you were liberated and lifted if you were to feel vulnerable. It has encouraged me as women to not be afraid to speak volumes and make changes.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did pageants helped your self-esteem and body image?
I spent my first few years of my life for a short period of time in foster care, when my father became too unwell to look after us, My mother was not present, After overcoming the experience, I use to feel broken and vulnerable. I didn’t like who I was at first, but no better care you can have is self-care. So, I seek solace and a comfort in pageantry. when I first competed in my very first pageant. Pageantry gave me back my confidence, it brought me back to life emotionally. I started to accept and love my body for what it is instead of focusing on my flaws. To know I was giving back to the world with a title also helped healed my life. Helping others who were in the same position as I gave me a purpose. An identity and I felt like I found a home. It was a place where you were liberated if you were vulnerable. It has empowered me as women to not be afraid to speak volumes and make changes.
World Class Beauty Queens: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel?
Thank you so much, I still am in denial,when I get sent messages from other girls saying how, I inspired their modelling career and competing in pageants. It gives me joy to know that, the love and inspirational messages I give out, is helping someone develop themselves personally and professionally. I am always happy to help those people, because I know what it’s like to go through childhood hardship. I am helping others and making a positive difference in their lives. It is always what I wanted to do to help inspire others, motivate them and help build each other up. In the past, as soon as the crown was placed on my head, it wasn’t about me anymore, it was about the people who needed my help who was counting on me. I felt like I had a responsibility to bring out the best in those women.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk?
Practice, practice, practice, imagine a piece of string connected from your torso to the top of your head, pulling you up. This exercise helps to keep the posture up and shoulders back. Always smile, always start with left foot going in front of the other. Do a few squats before going on stage, this will strengthen your muscles and define your legs. Always train with the shoes you are going to wear for the competition, wear a crown when you’re walking so you get used to feeling balanced. Attend pageant training days. This may sound crazy but practice your walk not only in your bedroom, but outside in public such as the park on a summer’s day. Walking in public helps with combating stage fright, which helps your walking. Take out the nerves and everything else falls into place.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for choosing right pageant dress?
When Choosing the right pageant dress, Don’t pay thousands for a dress you are only going to wear once, paying thousands for a dress doesn’t guarantee you are going to win. Instead, have a think realistically how many times you will wear the dress, probably once or a few times. However, for pageants, always buy an affordable dress. Set a budget aside if you have too. You can get some amazing dresses that is very good value for money, and they look beautiful too. Be kind to the environment, find a dress in your wardrobe and how about getting creative by redesigning it? You can buy a glue gun and add rhinestones to it, that way you can have a new but improved dress. Shop around, never rush in buying a dress, Consider your options and then sleep on it. When you wake up the next day, you will know what to do. Some pageant girls sell and trade their pageant dresses amongst each other , check out their stock you probably get a dress, for a fraction of the price. Most importantly Make sure you find a dress that is personalised to you, it makes you feel confident and comfortable when wearing it, A dress you feel wow in. Lastly, make sure its age appropriate too.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for winning interview?
Practice, practice, practice, but make sure you do not sound rehearsed. Judges want to engage in a genuine person.Your answers should be natural. Ensure your interview outfit looks very formal.The interview is a professional formal setting, so ensure you look the part by ensuring your makeup is fresh faced and natural looking. Save the glitz to the stage. Always say thank you to the judges, when arriving and leaving. It is important to show gratitude always towards the judges, for taking the time to interview you. Let your gratitude be known to them and show respect always. Politeness is key.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did you prepare for your competition?
As soon, as I entered the beauty pageant, I immediately started to do a lot of research on anything I needed to know. I checked what was involved in the competition. I started to reach out to companies for sponsorships in exchange for promoting their brand. I start planning for fundraising straight away. I also made a too do list on all the necessary items I needed for the pageant. I started booking all my public appearances on the line up to the pageant and community service work. I also went for pageant training to sharpen my skills.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it?
I been very lucky that my pageant competitions, I have competed have honestly ran quite smoothly. However, I have made a mistake in the past, once in my interview when I was 16, During my interview, I was so nervous that I caked on tonnes of makeup. I didn’t know that they wanted to see me naturally and be myself. Your first impression you make, counts for everything and you want to show your natural true self. Don’t wear lots of makeup for interview, less is more. You should always save the sparkle to the stage, always speak at a calm pace when answering the questions, even if you must take breaths. Prepare, I didn’t know that at the time, but I learnt a lot from that pageant. The tips I have learnt along the way is from experience which has led me to winning titles. I am so grateful for those mistakes because without those mistakes, I wouldn’t know how improve and make things right.
World Class Beauty Queens: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest?
When I compete in Pageants, I don’t compare myself to the other girls in my category, I rather be friends with them as I understand how hard it is to prepare for a competition, we are all in this together so my as well support each other. Not only is it unfair to other contestant girls to judge them, it’s also unfair to put yourself down too. No one knows who is going to win, it’s up to the judges on the night and you should trust the system. So never compare yourself to the other girls in your category, you are your own competition. Let your community work, stage presence, hard work, and loyalty speak for itself. Those girls shouldn’t be your competitors, they should be your friends. That’s what makes womanhood strong, looking out for your fellow Queen sisters. Liberating other women. If you don’t win, don’t hold grudges on the girl who did. Be happy and congratulate her. No one wants to crown a girl who doesn’t support their fellow sisters or womanhood. Remind yourself your time will come and learn from the experience. Raise up the women around you, do not bring them down.
World Class Beauty Queens: Any modelling or acting experience?
I was first scouted at the age of ten, when walking with my father in China town London, I originally wanted to be a doctor. However, life broadened my horizons and opened my eyes to the fashion the modelling world. It was very different to the real world. I was a London model and was signed to a children's modelling agency named London direct. Then, I went on to model in London fashion week, Paris, New York and Hollywood.
I have been a front cover girl 7 times. Never give up your dreams. I appeared in British vogue and Tatler. I also have a career spanning 17 years and I had no idea I would be a model. The children in school would tease me about my nose, teeth and dimple. Now in adulthood I realised that dimples are celebrated now, I embrace and accept who I am and encourage other girls to do the same. I have appeared in magazines, adverts, photoshoots, look books, fashion shows, brands and TV hair modelling on channel 5 and commercials. I appeared on a channel 5 documentary about my debutante training, preparation and ceremony, an English girl coming out into society this went in tandem with my finishing school practices, etiquette manners for modern ladies. I also studied acting for three years and went on to an acting company earning a Bronze award in acting. I also acted in the short independent film 'Claire and Me', with that role I won best actress in Italy.I have appeared on numerous TV channels such as channel 4, Channel 5, BBC, Sky. This involved talking about my platform, charity work. Honestly, I am so thankful to be living my dream, I thank all those who have supported me and what the Universe has provided. It has put me in a great place. I am whole heartedly appreciative to do what I love to do.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2020 as a Queen Finalist?
The plans I have for 2020, is to fulfill my lifelong dream that I been working towards for many years. That’s is to give it my all on the Miss Universe Great Britain stage this summer. I walk for those women who never got a chance to walk, who never had a chance in the education sector, the women who are survivors transforming their pain into power. It’s those women I will remember on the stage.I continue to support the sisterhood charity. Also, my duties in being a charity Chairperson for Ladies of All Nations Organisation. Mentor women survivors under the Loani Global team in partnership with Worlds women conference. I like to continue my charity work also in Indonesia Bali on campaigning on the plastic free movement affecting our ocean wordwide. I would like to Publish my self-help book and inspire women to be the best version of themselves. Lastly, I would like to continue modelling.
World Class Beauty Queens: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?
Honestly, I feel really fulfilled! I have already achieved this goal by my voice being heard on the plastic free movement. As a woman, to receive an award of recognition my ‘Coat of Arms’ by the Government of Bandung (Bali) and being named in Indonesia as the no plastic princess. Has been so rewarding. Where we have created new wave lengths and a strategy on combating the issues of plastic. For example, advising businesses to make their packaging, straws and water bottles plastic free. Because of our visit, they are using bamboo and got rid of plastic bag use. This has created big improvements on the waste management and saving marine and wildlife. On the other hand, we still have a long way to go with women’s rights in developing countries. I hope I can continue to support women survivors and turning them into leaders on a global scale. Where every girl can feel safe in her own vicinity, a right to an education, a right to have equal rights and choices, to be respected for her skills as women. I wish to become the best person for those women and help them in any way I can. To create positive change to this world and to make a difference, utilising the research skills from my degree, I like to help others as much as I can and make an impact. I also like to continue my modelling career for as long as I can. I hope to inspire other girls to fulfil their dreams and be am inspiration for them. I will dedicate myself to female causes. And let the work speak for itself.
How Have I Helped Or made a difference in other peoples lives? Testimonies:
Ana Lavekau; “You have been a Brand Ambassador for Top & Emerging South Fashion Designers in London also advocating towards our collective theme of #ClimateChangeinthePacific.”
Pashey-leigh Green” Educated our children at Elaine primary and made them think about stereotypes/ climate change and to have an activist attitude.”
Jaz McKenzie “I believe you make a difference to many people's lives through your honest, no holds barred approach. You are always Rosemary Lloyd, sharing your achievements, determination, concern for people and the planet and equally important, your vulnerability and desire to overcome. You are a testament that beauty and brains can easily go hand in hand and are one of the most loving and giving people I have come across. Thanks for being you.”
Mansoor Ali “Just your friendship has given me happiness”
Sheila Bogart “When we were at the national pageant and I was just blown away by how beautiful you were. Yet you took the time to talk to my daughter and I and not just Hey how's it going. But really have a conversation with us, just that moment boosted my self-esteem. I am so glad that I got to know you and would consider you a friend.”
Daniella Dahoui “You acted in my first short film. Also, you are one of my closest friends”.
Chima Luke Okafor” You have always been loyal to me. I remember in 2015 when a Photographer tried to muscle into our shoot, and you told him he was wrong and chose me.”
“Tim Copsey, you have always delivered in every photograph I have taken of you. That is very much appreciated”
Steve Lilly, “Every time we meet and work together you deliver superb images - whether it is on the runway or doing an editorial shoot, with our latest publication due next month. But more importantly you are always upbeat, positive and friendly, willing to help others - genuinely someone who I so look forward to seeing.”
Tania Aresti “You’ve always been kind & friendly to me Kindness makes all the difference.”
Susan Spears Sayre “You are kind to everyone. You take the time to listen to people. You are not the stereotypical fashion model. You are humble and caring. And I fell in love with you the first time I met you. You will always be my British daughter.”
Denise Cole “You are genuine and truly care about people. You take the to talk to people and really try to get to know them. Despite our age difference (I could be your mum), you took time to get to know me as well as Charlsie (that is your age).”
To Beranamo “You inspired me to continue University studies and modelling. You are down to earth, humble and a Beautiful friend. You impacted lives of a lot of little girls giving them the hope for the future, with you as a living example. Well done the Gorgeous Rosemary, my LPFW fellow model”
Alicia Megan “You was kind and caring and let me share my story with you at pure, you listened without judgement and even though that day my journey to get there was hard, you showed love back stage and helped me when I felt broken, thank you”
Susan Hession” You are the kindest, most loving person I have ever met. You spread sunshine wherever you go. You make everyone you meet feel as though they are special. I am proud to call you my friend.”
Piper Ali “Well according to ruby she's met Mary Poppins”
Jamie Lee-Hill “You gave me a love of Nando's”
UK National Director: Paula Abbandonato www.missuniversegb.co.uk
Model: Rosemary Lloyd, Miss Universe Great Britain 2020 Finalist @Rosemarylloyd18
Photography: Circle of Life Photography (Ian Trayner) @iantrayner
Hair & Makeup Artist: Tas Makeup Artist @ta_arts1
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you for this amazing interview!
Rosemary Lloyd, Miss Universe Great Britain 2020 Finalist, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Photography: Circle of Life Photography, Hair & Makeup Artist: Tas Makeup Artist
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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