No sábado, 14, os presentes no Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre, em Newport, no País de Gales, viram a história ser feita: pela primeira vez, uma negra foi coroada Miss Grã-Bretanha e irá representar o reino no Miss Universo 2018, que ainda não tem data definida.
A representante do Reino Unido é Dee-Ann Rogers, nascida e criada nas ilhas caribenhas de Anguilla, que fazem parte do território britânico. Além de participar de concursos de beleza, ela também representou seu país duas vezes nos jogos de Commonwealth, onde competia no heptatlo, e é formada em direito pela universidade de Birmingham.
“A diferença que quero fazer é representar as mulheres no geral, mas principalmente as esportistas”, conta ela ao portal Pageants News. “Quero elevar o nível delas, para que elas consigam mais patrocínio e representação na mídia. Eu sou muito focada em ver as mulheres recebendo igual aos homens no esporte. Essa é a diferença que quero fazer.”
It has been a whirlwind two days since being crowned Miss Universe Great Britain 2018. I am privileged to have been chosen from a concentration of talented, ambitious, beautiful and funny women! I am humbled and truly uplifted by those who are embracing my rewarding experience and success as their own. I am deeply grateful for the financial donations of many to the A-sisterhood charity. I am thankful for the sponsors of my pageant sisters 2018, my own and especially @doyen_style @carajewellers @justboutique_nw for believing in this pageant and supporting the girls every step of the way. It is an absolute honour to carry the British flag 🇬🇧 on to the Miss Universe pageant later this year. @gracielevy my pageant coach at @lsp_london – thank you for preparing me for this weekend! The hours we spent pouring over my interview, platform, poise and walk gave me a solid foundation to stand on this past Saturday! Paula – our director- we owe you the greatest respect and appreciation for your unwavering belief that each one of us was capable of capturing the crown. @missuniversegreatbritain @annamariaburdzy thank you for representing class, grace and intelligence during your reign and for inspiring me to enter this pageant system. And to the previous titleholders of Miss Universe Great Britain who i met on Saturday- @taravaitiere @nenafrance @jaimeleefaulkner – thank you for warmly embracing me into the fold like a newly born lamb. 💕😂. To my cherished friends, family and my manager Kerith, thank you for your unwavering support!!🇬🇧💕
It’s day 12 on the countdown to Miss Universe Great Britain 2018 and I would like to share one of my favourite quotations with you. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it”. It is a gentle reminder to overcome the daily trials with a positive attitude! . . Join the girls and I on July 14th at the Riverfront Theatre in Cardiff to witness the grand finale!! Snap up the tickets before they are gone!!! . . . 🙋🏾♀️ . . . #MUGB #MUGB2018 #MissUniverseGB #MissUniverse #MissUniverseGreatBritain #MissUniverseGreatBritain2018 #TheBlackSash #OneCrown #ThreeCountries #Doyen_Style #doyen #NotinVain #ASisterhood #Anguilla #ATB #Allwomensupportallwomen #AnguillaBritishCaribbean #beyondextraordinary @anguilla_tourism @missuniversegreatbritain #blackgirlmagic #dreadlocks #locs #naturalhair @carajewellers
Day 5 of the countdown to Miss Universe GB! * * My style is fun and eclectic. It makes statements and asks questions. I’ve learnt over the years to dress for how I feel rather than for what’s on trend. Put simply: I dress to smile! * * I’m excited because @justboutique_nw is giving an award to the most stylish contestant at the final this year! Fingers crossed! 🤞🏾 * * #MUGB2018 #mugbstyle #MissUniverseGreatBritain #MissUniverseGreatBritain2018 #justboutique