My name is Prianka and I am British Sri-Lankan Tamil that is currently a contestant in the Miss World competition, competing for a place as Miss England. As the only Tamil running within the competition this year, I feel proud to be representing who I am at Miss England.
I have grown up watching a lot of movies especially Indian cinema where they welcome the previous Miss India’s/World’s. It inspired me, seeing them grow as women who are empowering other women, being ambassadors promoting and making a difference for charitable causes.
Earlier this year I became one of the winners of Miss London and was Titled as Miss London Runner-up which has given me the opportunity to be competing in the semi-finals of Miss England on July 3rd, 2018.
The Miss World competition is heavily based on charity work done for the umbrella charity named ‘Beauty with a Purpose’, which is a charity that works to help aid disadvantaged children across the world. In recent times, a lot of the charity work done by the Miss England team is based in Sri Lanka. Examples include funding Cleft Palate Teams and more recently, packing relief bags to send to victims affected by the Sri-Lankan floods. There are many other charities which fall under ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ including fundraising tours to support abandoned and neglected children in Vietnam, long term support for Operation Hunger and the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Africa, as well as teaming up with Jackie Chan and the Chinese Red Cross in bringing financial aid to those most seriously affected by the Asian tsunami.
Beauty without brains is meaningless and the Miss World competition reinforces that. People often think of the bikini competition as the core event to this event. However, in the case of the Miss England competition, it is optional. The Miss World competition is heavily based on humanitarian projects and raising awareness for charities that do work with children, to improve the world we live in for future generations.
Over the year of competing in the Miss England competition, I have participated in a large of charity work including cake sales, games at work, charity runs and hosted an event myself to raise money. I was able to raise over £1000 in just one night by hosting a New Year's Dinner & Dance with family and friends in my hometown.
Working to raise funds, awareness and promote mental health was very important to me and a big reason for entering this competition. I would love to do more work with the "Beauty with a Purpose" charity and do my best to raise awareness to help disadvantaged children across the world.
I would love you help to move forward to the next stage of the competition. In order to gain points as part of the semi-final competition, I am required to collect as many votes as possible by texting MISS SF48 to 63333, votes cost 50p which goes ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ charity. Thank you!
Voting details and website below:
- I am contestant #48.
“Beauty with a Purpose’ official website: