Anika Walia, 23 is a Dental Intern from Middlesex and is one of the finalists competing in the first Miss England photo heat for entry to Miss England 2019. An interesting fact about Anika is that she has setup her own charity called the AFC (Anika Food Charity)
When entering Miss England , Anika said “I’m proud to say that we distribute food to the homeless people, we act as a food bank for them and provide the necessary support & counselling to help them. We also provide classes to help people rehabilitate back into society such as CV writing classes & cooking classes. We also distribute toiletries, sanitary kits and dental kits to those who need it. At AFC, we strongly support women who have suffered from domestic violence, acid attacks, young people with learning disabilities & mental illness. “
The public vote has started and acts as one judge on the panel. Anika needs the support before voting lines close in order to secure a place in the Miss England semi-final held in June 2019.
Judges include the national organiser of Miss England Angie Beasley & Fascia Model International Scout “Angie Sinclair” who will also decide who is the most photogenic & charitable.
The contestants who reach the semi final will be invited to participate in a Sports and Eco fashion round, where contestants are invited to create an outfit made from recycled materials as well as raising funds for the Miss World charity Beauty with a Purpose all now part of the competition.
“The competition is much more than a physical beauty contest, the girls are encouraged to be charitable, sporty and an all round good role model” says Miss England national director Angie Beasley
The ultimate winner of Miss England 2019 will be invited to raise awareness for various charities during her reign and will receive a whole host of prizes worth £25,000, including a holiday and a place in Miss World which boasts a prize worth $100,000 for the international winner. Miss World then becomes a global charity ambassador for the year as her role.
In the last three years over thousands of pounds have been raised by Miss England contestants to help disadvantaged children around the UK. Some of the projects can be seen on the Miss England website ;
The reigning Miss England Alisha Cowie from Newcastle is a forensic science student and part time model. Alisha represented England at the most recent Miss World in Sanya China which was won by Miss Mexico “Vanessa Ponce De Leon”
Miss England is the only competition in the country to send its winner in to Miss World. Anika needs your support to help win the Miss England Semi Final heat title.
You can vote for Anika by texting her unique number which is on Our website to 63333.
Text votes costs 50p.
Voting finishes on Monday 5th February 2019 at 12noon and the public vote will help select the shortlist of contestants for the semi final. The contestants also have until this date to raise funds for Beauty with a Purpose and gain support in the public vote to help them with their bid to reach the semi final of Miss England.