A 21-year-old university student and model from Boston is one step closer to being crowned the Miss England queen, after recently being named “Miss Boston”.
Mia Rothwell, a former student of Giles Academy and Boston High School, currently studying International Business and Arabic at the University of Westminster, was crowned Miss Boston in May 2021, after being named runner-up in the popular Miss Lincolnshire competition.
Mia hopes to use her newly announced title to encourage mental health awareness.
Mia said: “The Miss England competition has been an exciting and different challenge for me, both physically and mentally.
Following in the footsteps of the current reigning Miss England, Bhasha Mukherjee, is a huge honour for me, and I’m determined to continue to ensure that Boston is recognised for its potential.
Winning this competition would be a dream come true and help me with my passion to improve mental health awareness, particularly in younger adults and teenagers.”
Bhasha Mukherjee became the first woman in history to be the longest crowned Miss England, having carried the title for 2+ years, due to the postponement of the 2020 competition following the outbreak of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Bhasha was crowned Miss England back in 2019, and the following day, started her work as a Junior Doctor at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital.
Phil Green, organiser of the Miss Lincolnshire competition said: “The calibre of the women who enter the Miss Lincolnshire competition on a yearly basis gets better and better, and it’s certainly becoming harder to pick a winner to represent the county for the Miss England Final. Rebecca, who was crowned earlier this year as Miss Lincolnshire excelled in her talent and interview rounds with the judges, with Mia coming a close runner up and also goes through to the Miss England competition as Miss Boston.
“Both girls have become an asset for the county and their individual towns, and I am delighted to see them continue further throughout the competition.”
The annual Miss England competition was due to be held last week at the Heart of England Conference Centre in Coventry, however due to the ongoing enforcement of restrictions by the Government due to the new Delta variant of Coronavirus, organisers decided to move the date back to August 2021.
Angie Beasley, Director of Miss England said: “It wasn’t an easy decision to postpone the popular event, having already been forced to totally cancel the 2020 event, however Miss England 2021 WILL happen. Our team have spent countless hours preparing for the event and all the girls representing their towns, counties and areas have gone above and beyond their duties this year, and each of them are heroes individually.
There can only be one Miss England, but every single person deserves the title.”
The heats and regional finals for Miss Lincolnshire were held through social media earlier in the year, due to the lockdown restrictions resulting in the forced cancellation of in person finals.
Most recently, Miss England finalists have participated in a new virtual round, brought in for the 2021 contest following the pandemic, named “Explore the Nation, where each contestant showcases her town, city or country in an attempt to boost local tourism in association with UK Staycations.
To vote for Mia or Rebecca download the Miss England App for FREE to claim. Your free Daily vote in the lead up to the final.