24th June 2014
Grace Levy wins Miss Universe Great Britain 2014
Twenty-four-year-old, Grace Levy from London, is the winner of Miss Universe Great Britain 2014.
Grace – who works full time as an estate agent - took the title in front of a sell-out audience at the grand final in Cardiff.
Thirty young women from across England, and Scotland and Wales competed for the chance to represent the UK on Donald Trump’s Miss Universe stage later in the year.
The finalists spent three days in Cardiff at the host hotel – the Cardiff Marriott.
They took part in an empowerment day with leading life coach Harry Singha. During the day, they broke wooden boards with their bare hands in the name of self-belief. There was also a fitness challenge, rehearsals and a celebration dinner with friends and family; and on the final day contestants had an interview with the judges and took part in three catwalk rounds including swimwear and evening wear. See the grand final night in pictures!
In the run up to the final the contestants have been fundraising for Strongbones Children’s Charitable Trust. Grace staged a salsa and cocktails nights for friends, family and colleagues as part of her fundraising campaign.
Grace will now enjoy a whirlwind year of international travel as well as a bumper prize package. In August she will travel to Sophia in Bulgaria with her sponsors and later on Morocco. She will also be a VIP guest at the Singapore Grand Prix in September along with a number of other Miss Universe national winners from around the world.
The highlight of her year will undoubtedly be the trip to take part in Miss Universe 2014 for several weeks at an exotic location overseas.
Grace also receives a series of prizes including evening wear, jewellery, skin care, a photographic portfolio and leadership coaching.
Grace said: “I am overwhelmed, excited and grateful. I’ve never given up on trying to win a national title and at last all my hard work has paid off. I’m totally committed to my role and will do everything I can to do well at Miss Universe.”
Paula Abbandonato, national director for Miss Universe Great Britain, said: “There was an incredibly high standard of fantastic young women in the final this year. Grace is a fabulous winner and has all the qualities needed to represent Great Britain at Miss Universe. I wish her the very best and hope she has the most amazing of times as our new titleholder.”