What The Finalists Say
The great feedback we receive every year from finalists has taught us that there are many ways of winning and the crown is only one of them. Miss Universe Great Britain is a celebration of femininity and focuses on personal development while supporting good causes, making friends and having fun all through the glamour of pageantry. Take a read of what the girls say…
"Taking part in the Miss Universe Great Britain pageant has taught me so many valuable lessons in life but the most important thing I learned is that I don't need to apologize for being an empowered woman. I work in a male dominated industry and have experienced racism and sexism in the workplace. The week I spent at MUGB has transformed me into a more positive person, proud and confident to be who I am. I learned to love myself and embrace the femininity which I suppressed out of fear of being judged in my career. MUGB as a pageant is not only about who is the most beautiful, it's about making a positive difference through the charity work we all took part in and the memories I made with my new friends who are now like sisters to me. Paula Abbandonato has given me this gift, a wonderful experience which I remember for the rest of my life. Thank you Paula!"
"Taking part in Miss Universe Great Britain has to be the best pageant that I have done. I have been competing now for seven years now and last two years I have competed for the Miss Universe Great Britain title. Out of all the pageants that I have competed in, this one is for me. I love what the organisation promotes which is women empowerment, personal growth and to be confidently beautiful in your own skin. Each year I grow as a person and surprise myself thinking I could never be better than the previous years, but I can and did. As the National Director of Miss Universe Great Britain Paula is someone you click with straight away, she makes you feel important and really believes in what you as a person can achieve. I know I can speak on behalf of the other contestants for this as we all think the world of her. She works her socks off for planning the pageant of the year making it structured so everything runs smoothly over the four days and always looks after our best interests. "
"I just wanted to reach out and say a big thank you for including me in your MUGB line up. I honestly have never enjoyed a pageant more. I've competed on and off from 2010 and hands down MUGB is easily the best - it's the hardest contest ever and the calibre of girls is sky high, but those expectations are what make it the best. Those four days were the most liberating and exciting days for me; and my family said they've never seen me more positive or excited, so thank you for kind of changing my life! I've got some incredible ideas for the future from meeting you and the girls, and I'm sure we'll see each other soon. "
"Hi Paula, I don't know where to start! I just want to thank you for one of the most memorable experiences of my life I can't stop thinking about the weekend. I've had the best and most uplifting time, it sounds so cliché but I truly have a different mindset to the one I had before I travelled down to Cardiff. It's made me want to grow as a person. Sorry for the huge message - just wanted to say thank you for the opportunity and unforgettable memories."
"I can honestly say I have gone home a different woman...a stronger, more confident and empowered female! I can't thank you enough for this truly magical experience I had the best time and enjoyed every minute of it! I wish you all the best and hope our paths will cross again soon."
"I just wanted to say a personal thank you to you for all your hard work and amazing support over the last year with MUGB. I have had the most incredible experience and feel blessed to have been given this amazing opportunity at such a young age. I entered MUGB after being approached about a lot of different pageants and after doing my homework realised that this was the best in the UK and it completely lived up to all expectations. I met some wonderful girls and learnt so much in just three days in Cardiff so thank you again."
"I want to say a massive thank you for choosing me to be apart as something so great as Miss Universe Great Britain. The organisation and its ethos is truly admirable. I have walked away with not only 35 new friends but a completely new outlook on life. The empowerment session we participated in has changed me in many ways- some which I can't even express through words. The support, love and guidance from yourself, your team and my fellow pageant sisters is something I will cherish for life. Miss Universe Great Britain is a fantastic brand which aims to empower women! I am super thrilled to have been a part of something so incredible. "