The finals of Miss Swindon & Miss Wiltshire took place on Sunday 20 May at Bushwackers in Swindon in front of a panel of judges and a very vocal and noisy audience of supporters of the contestants.
The top 15 finalists in the county entertained the crowd wearing Lady Gaga inspired Eco outfits created and made by themselves and also in elegant evening gowns.
Awards were presented during the show. The Miss Charity Wiltshire award was won by Ela Good from Swindon who raised alone over £1,000 for the Miss World charity – Beauty With A Purpose.
The finalists together raised over £2,000 for this worthy cause which benefits children worldwide and the Variety Club here in the uk.
The Miss Popularity Wiltshire prize was won by Kirstie Curtis, 23, a retail manager from Swindon who has qualified for the Miss Popularity heat of Miss England 2013 which gives her the chance of reaching the finals of Miss England next year.
A special award to the best Eco outfit – Miss ECO Wiltshire – was awarded to Samantha Tapfumanayi, 16, a student from Churchfield, Swindon. The Eco award judges found this award very difficult to decide because every one of the finalists outfits were inventive and had obviously involved much time and effort.
The overall winners of the contest were:
Miss Wiltshire 2012 is Ruth-May Johnson, 23, a mortgage advisor from Stanford-in-the-Vale
The Runner-Up to Miss Wiltshire is Nicole Lomax-Gardiner, 17, studying for the International Baccalauriate from Devizes
Miss Swindon 2012/2013 is Ela Good, 23, a web developer from Royal Wootton Bassett.
The Runner-Up to Miss Swindon is Emily Cooper, 24, a receptioinist and model from Swindon.
Image of Ruth-May Johnson and Ela Good: www.kristalikowski.com