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Rebecca Hyland Mrs United Kingdom Perfect 2024



World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Rebecca Hyland Mrs United Kingdom Perfect 2024.

Full Name: Rebecca Hyland

Title/Year: Mrs United Kingdom Perfect 2024

Pageant System: Miss& Mr Perfect of the year

Age: 30

Education Level: A-level

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Hobbies: Acting

Platform: Lichen Sclerosis

Years Competed: 7

Countries Visited: France America Spain

Likes and Dislikes: I love pizza. Dislike Spider


World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Can you share a bit about who you are? Like, what are your passions outside of the pageant world?

My name is Rebecca I am 30 and from the UK. I love animals, I have 2 cats. I one day would love to own a dog. I recently got married to my best friend in November.

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: I’m curious about your education journey. What's it been like for you, any particular highlights or challenges? I studied history, geography, English and archaeology at college. I love learning about the history of places and what they used to be like. I enjoyed studying about how to excavate and preserve archaeological objects. It fascinates me.

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Women's empowerment is such a key topic. What does it mean to you personally? To me it means being proud of who you are and what you have done. I am very proud of the fact I was the youngest bus driver and youngest bus driving instructor and was vice chair of women in bus. I’m proud to say I love buses!

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: How did you get into pageants? What sparked your interest initially? It was a lot of curiosity to begin with. I had a friend who was entering the Miss Brighton pageant and they had a practice walk evening in a prom dress show. I went along to support her and thought it looked like fun and the fact they got to wear beautiful sparkly dresses so I thought why not.

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What motivated you to participate in your first pageant? Was there a defining moment? I remember thinking oh wow this is exciting and nerve wracking at the same time. I only had a month in between being selected and competing so I needed to get organised quite quickly. I needed to think of something to raise money for charity so I decided to dress as Cinderella and walk my whole bus route of 9.6 miles rather than driving it. And I raised £603.44 which I was awarded the ‘Miss Charity’ title. This spurred me on for competing again.

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Why did you choose to compete for your current title? What made it stand out for you?

I chose to compete for my current title because I love the pageant. They are extremely supportive and it’s about promoting that we are all perfect in our own unique ways.

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: I'd love to know more about your pageant system. Could you explain what it’s all about? It is an online international system which I have competed in for the past couple of years. They celebrate everyone for being who they are and the fact that everyone is perfect. It’s a lovely system as I have met queens from all over the world.

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What do you think sets your pageant director apart from others? The directors are very supportive not only when competing but in every day life. They have supported me when I had my wedding last year and they regularly show support by liking and commenting on posts.

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: During competitions, what are the key things you're judged on? How you present a speech and come across as a role model. They look at the locations you have chosen for each round and its creativity. Last year I chose a theatre, local swimming pool and the beach with the cliffs in the background.

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What’s your competition experience been like? Any memorable moments or learnings? I have loved competing over the years and have been involved in many different pageant systems. I have travelled to different places in the UK and seen some beautiful areas. I grew in confidence more each pageant I did. My pageant I feel was a moment of learning was when I competed in Miss Mystic Beauty. I felt like I was my authentic self and loved every moment and I won!

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Would you recommend your pageant system to others? If so, why? I would recommend it because it’s brilliant to be a part of an international system without having to spend lots of money travelling to compete.

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Tell me about your advocacy or volunteer work. What causes are you passionate about? I love to help out charities as much as I can. In my years of doing pageants I have raised a total of £1123.08 which I am extremely proud of. I am passionate about raising awareness for Lichen sclerosis and vulvodynia as they are 2 conditions which I suffer with and not a lot is known about them so treatment can be difficult.

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: With your title, what kinds of appearances or activities have you been involved in? I have helped recently with some online campaigns and plan to do some more soon. I have done in the past couple of weeks appearances for ‘it’s okay not to be okay’ ‘valentines campaign’ and ‘rare disease day’

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Can you share some of your achievements, both in and outside of pageantry? I think my biggest achievement outside of pageantry is passing my bus driving test. I always wanted to be a bus driver since I was a little girl and I was determined at the age of 18 to do it. I passed my bus test just after the age of 19 and I was so happy I could live my dream as my day job. My biggest achievement in pageantry was winning Miss Brighton. It was the pivot point of how I felt about myself. I felt on top of the world and did a lot to help others during that reign.

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: In such a competitive field, what do you think makes you stand out? I think I stand out because I love the transport industry. When I competed in Miss Brighton in 2017 my question was what makes me stand out and when I said I was a bus driver the whole room looked shocked. They weren’t expecting me to say that. I always encourage people to pursue their dreams no matter how big or small.

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: I can only imagine how it feels to win. What was going through your mind when your name was announced as the winner? To be honest it was a whirlwind. I felt elated and couldn’t quite believe I had won. All the hard work had all paid off and I felt so proud. I just cried tears of joy. You almost have to pinch yourself to actually believe it’s happening.

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What does being a Beauty Queen mean to you? To me it’s about being able to be a role model for others. To help encourage and support people to become the best version of themselves. I have had someone come up to me before and say how much I influenced them and thanked me. I felt very honoured.

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: How have pageants impacted your life? They have made me the woman I am today. I’m proud of who I am and how far I have come and that’s all because of pageants. I have grown to love myself and I have enjoyed being able to help others. I will forever be grateful for competing in pageants.

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: How have pageants influenced your self-esteem and body image? They have changed me completely. I have grown in confidence and have learnt how to speak in front of people without being scared anymore. Before pageants I was terrified talking in front of a group of people and now I actually really enjoy it!

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: You’re an inspiration to many. How does that feel, and what message do you want to share with others? That feels incredible. Having someone say that to you is an amazing feeling. It makes you feel proud of yourself and what you have accomplished. I want to share with others about loving yourself as self care and kindness is such an important thing.

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What’s your strategy for captivating the judges on stage? Just be myself. I think when you are being yourself you radiate as you tend to do the best when you feel confident and comfortable. It’s much better being who you are.

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: How do you prepare for competitions? Any specific routines or practices? For me I normally have a note pad where I can jot down ideas and thoughts for different sections. I like to plan what I want to achieve before so I have an end goal to aim for. When I competed in Miss Sussex I planned all of my appearances in the run up to it. And if I could have any practice with walking etc I would take the opportunity to. I had a walking masterclass in 2017 which helped me understand how best to walk in heels and throughout the years I have learnt about different poses.

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Got any tips for nailing the perfect pageant walk? Definitely choose shoes you are comfortable in. It can be really difficult if you are in a pair of shoes you find either painful or difficult to walk in. For me I find I walk better in chunky heels. I really struggle with stilettos. I always remember to keep my head up high when walking and to not overthink it too much.

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Choosing the right pageant dress can be crucial. What are your tips for making the best choice? Find a dress which suits you and you are happy to walk in. Sometimes dresses can be difficult to walk in and it can be more stressful and challenging. I have had lots of different dresses over the years but my favourite was my one I wore to compete in Miss Great Britain. It is covered in sparkles.

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Interview rounds can be tricky. What are your strategies for a winning interview? I think it’s best to say it from the heart. I have planned interviews before and it all went wrong because I was worrying about remembering what I had written down. Whereas the interviews which I have just spoken directly from are the interviews where I have scored high on.

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Looking back, is there a moment in a competition you wish you could redo? I wish I could re do the year of 2020. This was the year I was Miss Mystic Beauty and because of the pandemic i was unable to help do all the charity work I had planned.

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What common mistakes do you see others making in contests? I sometimes see where others are trying to please judges by not being themselves and trying to be someone else. Your authentic self is a much better representation. Love who you are.

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Do you have any experience in modeling or acting? I have done some modelling before in the past and I have done acting. A film I was an extra in is being released 8th March and I’m so excited to see it. I also belong to a local Theatre group and currently in rehearsals for the production. This will be my 3rd play with the group.

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are your plans or goals for the upcoming year as a Queen? I just want to try and help others as much as I can. I always feel like if I have helped someone in some way then I’m doing the right thing. I just love to help.

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Finally, what kind of legacy do you hope to leave behind? I hope I am able to help encourage people to love themselves. Life is too short to worry about what other people think of you. Go for your dreams. Do what you want to do. Make yourself happy.

- International Director: Ivan g Marfil

- Photographer and Credit Details: Zoltan Kecskes, https://www.thesoulofmylens.co.uk/

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you for this wonderful interview.

Rebecca Hyland Mrs United Kingdom Perfect 2024, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Photo by Zoltan Kecskes Interview by Derek Tokarzewski Owner/Editor in Chief Mr WorldClass 2023 Mr United Nations 2018 Platform: Women Empowerment





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