Danielle Evans Miss Social Media GB 2019/2020
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Danielle Evans Miss Social Media GB 2019/2020.
Full name: Danielle Evans
Title/Year: Miss Social Media GB 2019/2020
Pageant System: Miss Great Britain
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
Platform: Cancer Research and Alex's Wish
Years competed: 1
Countries visited: 4
Likes: I love all things Harry Potter and sloths! I have a huge fascination with space and I once wanted to be an astrophysicist.
Dislikes: Snakes and spiders!
World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself.
I am a 22 (almost 23!) year old, living in Brighton, right on the seafront. I have just completed my Master of Science in Digital Marketing at Brighton Business School and have a 2nd degree of Fashion Photography at Solent University. I currently work as a Marketing Executive so Social Media is not only my title but profession, which I love. I'm also a rugby player and I've been doing this for the past 3 years.
A few fun facts; I love all things to do with the sea and the countryside so living in Sussex is amazing. I also have a lovely German shepherd and my dream is to visit and photograph every coastline!
World Class Beauty Queens: What does women Empowerment means to you?
To me, women empowerment means supporting each other and fixing each other's crowns so to speak. It is about standing up for what you believe in and having positive change on the word. Personally, I am here promoting and educating communities nationwide that there should be no stereotypes for pageants or for anything. There is no such thing as a 'man's job' or a 'women's sports'- everyone should feel empowered to encourage positivity.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your pageant history.
This is actually the first year I have competed, Miss Brighton was my first and in February, I will be competing in the National finals of Miss Great Britain.
World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do your first pageant?
I know that I am not the stereotypical pageant girl. I have curves and I am a rugby player but I wanted to show people that you can achieve and do anything as long as you believe in yourself. I hope to inspires others with that message. It does matter what your body is like or what your interests are, you should also go after what you want. When I saw the advertisement for Miss Brighton, I thought, this is my chance.
World Class Beauty Queens: Why did you choose to compete for your current title?
I initially, competed in Miss Brighton and my amazing friend, Christina won the title and I'm very excited to be sharing this experience with one of my best friends. However, at Miss Brighton, the finalists had the opportunity to win other titles. I won Miss Publicity. I was then put forward as a 'wildcard' to the Miss Great Britain Organisation and out of all the other wildcards across the country, I was lucky enough to win Miss Social Media.
What encouraged me to compete in Miss Brighton, was the idea of getting to do something different and try a new adventure. I've only lived in Brighton for just over a year so I thought Miss Brighton would give me the opportunity to meet new people and in the end, not only did I leave with a title but some of my best friends.
World Class Beauty Queens: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about?
Miss Great Britain is the National level pageant system where all the regional title holder will have the opportunity to show why they should be the next Miss Great Britain. Miss Great Britain then goes on to Miss Tourism. Miss Great Britain will be celebrating their 75th anniversary in February so it going be a really exciting final.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are you being judged on during the competition?
During Miss Great Britain, we will be judged on many different aspects but the main criteria is how your present yourself. This includes how you are on stage, your mannerisms, your personality and confidence. To me, you can only do your best if you are 100% you. As long as you are being true to yourself and enjoying the experience, you will shine.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your experience during the competition.
My Miss Brighton and current Miss Great Britain experiences have both been life changing. There is this assumption that pageants are this catty and negative environment, when actually, it is the complete opposite. I have met some of my best friends from these pageants and to me, I do not see it as a competition. I am just grateful I have some inspirational and incredible people out of these experiences.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for.
I am raising money for two amazing charities. Firstly, Cancer Research, which is a charity close to heart as my grandpa suffered sadly with it and secondly, and Alex's Wish, which is charity set up to help eradicate Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
World Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title?
I did many appearance as a Miss Brighton Finalist, such as appearing on TV, radio stations, at charity events and as Miss Social Media, I plan to do the same. I would really love to make appearance at small businesses to assist and help them with their social media, as well as visit rugby players and inspire other girls, that they can love mud and the sparkles!
World Class Beauty Queens: What are some of your achievements?
I have been fortunate to achieve some great things this year. With regard to pageants, I have just been announced in the top 12 of the talent round and my rugby/pageant story got shared nationwide inspiring others!
World Class Beauty Queens: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls?
I think to say I stand out from the other girls, would suggest that I am better than everyone but I'm not. Don't get me wrong, out of lots of women, I earned my place in Miss Great Britain and I'm honoured but everyone, no matter what stage of the pageant process has worked so hard. I want to stand out in way that shows people you can take part things no matter where you come from in life. I'd like be an example.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner.
When I got announced that I was firstly, Miss Publicity at Miss Brighton, I was ecstatic because I had really dedicated everything to getting out there and speaking to all the different communities in Brighton. However, when I then got the email to say I was selected as Miss Social Media and I was competing in Miss Great Britain, words can not describe how I felt. Truth be told, I cried! I was so honoured and so grateful to get selected out of all the other wildcards, who have all worked so hard but I yes, it is a moment I will never forget.
World Class Beauty Queens: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen?
A beauty queen is someone who has beautiful heart and mind. It is not about how your look or what size your clothes are. It is about the size of heart. As the saying goes: 'A beauty face does not mask a ugly heart'.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants helped your life?
It helped me build confidence and show myself that I can achieve anything. I have also made life long friends which I am truly grateful for.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did pageants helped your self esteem and body image?
As I've said, I'm not the stereotypical pageant woman. I have curves and for a long time, I have battled with body issues. The idea of getting up on stage in my swimwear, in a gown and saying 'this is me', is such a daunting factor but I had never felt more beautiful and confident then I did when I was on that stage. I remembered why I was doing this, to show others that you can strive for your dreams.
Just before the opening round, I took a deep breath and remembered that I was not only doing it for those who didn't think they could but for me. What was important was how I looked at myself. Throughout the process, I saw my confidence grow for level to level, taking on challenges I never thought were possible. Each achievement, I believed in myself a little more so when it came to the Miss Brighton final, I knew I could do it and I will feel the same when it comes to the Miss Great Britain final.
World Class Beauty Queens: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel?
It is an honour. That's all I can say. Small town girl being an inspiration is such a great achievement and I hold very dearly.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is your on stage strategy to win the judges over?
I wouldn't say I have a 'strategy' to win anyone over. It's not all about winning in my eyes. I would have personally won when I step on that stage and see all my friends and family cheering me on because having that love and support is better than any crown or title. So I guess, my strategy is to just have fun and cherish every moment.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did you prepare for your competition?
It's all about being the best version of yourself. I was practicing my walk, my talk and building my confidence. I also didn't diet, calorie count or starve myself, I just made healthier choice.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk?
Practice, practice, practice. Before entering Miss Brighton, I had no idea how to pageant walk and my experience in heels was small. I'm a rugby player, I have a rugby walk! I built my experience up in different sized heels- I didn't immediately go for the largest ones I could find. Once I perfected the kitten, I went up a height. Another tip would be to film your walk. There you can see your posture and how you walk to different types of music.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for choosing right pageant dress?
I would say colour is key. Find the right colours that suit your skin tone and make you feel amazing. My personal power colours are red, blue and green.
Secondly, remember that if you feel confident in a certain style of dress, that's your dress. If you want to where a fishtail then go for the fishtail. If you want to wear a ballgown, go for it. Confidence is key and having a dress you feel like a queen in is the most important.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for winning interview?
My tips would be to firstly, not over think it. If you over think it you're bound to mess up because you put pressure on yourself. You should let it come from the heart. Secondly, make a bullet list of all the things you want to say and use this to refer back to in mind when talking.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it?
I wouldn't change my experience and performance at either the Miss Brighton finals or what I'm doing leading up to Miss Great Britain. I enjoyed the process and had fun- to me, that's the most important.
World Class Beauty Queens: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest?
I think anyone who goes up on stage is a very brave and that should be recognized. All the women are inspirational and amazing and have worked so hard to get to where they are so to judge their performance would be wrong.
World Class Beauty Queens: Any modeling or acting experience?
I've never had any modelling and acting experience but I'd love to give it go! I'm so used to being behind the camera with my degree.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2020 as a Queen?
My plans are to continue working the communities across the country, like small business and charities. I want to continue educating and sparking change and make a real positive difference with my title.
World Class Beauty Queens: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?
The legacy I would love to leave behind as Miss Social Media is, firstly, how to use the digital platforms correctly to promote positivity and secondly, be an inspiration to those who want to give something a go but too afraid. It's time to break the stereotypes and recognize you can achieve anything when you believe in yourself.
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Danielle Evans Miss Social Media GB 2019/2020, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Photo by Colette Langton Photography
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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