Miss Universe GB
Nena France wins Miss Universe Great Britain 2015
Twenty-four-year-old, Nena France from London, is Miss Universe Great Britain 2015.
Nena has a British father and Thai mother and works full time as a model. She took the title in front of a sell-out audience at the grand final in Cardiff on Saturday 27 June.
Thirty six young women from across England, Scotland and Wales competed for the chance to represent the UK on Donald Trumpís Miss Universe stage. Together, they raised £10k for Strongbones which helps children with diseases of the bone.
The finalists spent three days in the host hotel Ė the Cardiff Marriott Ė enjoying a non-stop programme of events including a leadership day, fun fitness workout, flashmob, photocalls, cocktail party and celebration dinner as well as the grand final itself.
Nena will now go on to represent Britain at Miss Universe 2015 at an exotic location overseas. She also receives a series of prizes including evening wear, jewellery, cosmetics a photographic portfolio and leadership coaching as well as a year of international travel.
Nena said: "I am really excited to represent Great Britain at Miss Universe. I know that my family both in the UK and Thailand will be absolutely thrilled!"
First runner up in the competition was Victoria Winterford from Essex, while Kelly Rowland from Carmarthenshire came third. Other prizes were awarded to Luissa Burton for Miss Charity and for generating the highest public vote; Rebecca John was named Miss Congeniality; Sarah Archer won Best Hair; Miss Socialite (for her social media talents) went to Katherine Blake; Charlotte Giles won the six month MUGB business bursary bursary; and the NOT IN VAIN campaign award was presented to Danielle Latimer for her commitment to empowering women through pageantry.