Setting her sights on UK beauty title

Miss Oxfordshire Amelia Watts is competing in the Miss England finals this weekend

Miss Oxfordshire winner Daniella Luan went on to win Miss England

First published in News
Last updated

A TWO-TIME Oxfordshire beauty queen is heading to Devon in her last chance to be crowned Miss England.

Amelia Watts, of James Street, will be representing the county for the second time at this weekend’s national beauty pageant.

The 24-year-old first won the Oxfordshire title in 2012, but this will be her final chance to secure the national prize as the contest is open only to those 24 and under.

Miss Watts said: “I was completely overwhelmed to be able to secure my place. I had a lot of people coming behind me.

“I love being on stage, I love the atmosphere of these events. It’s just a whirlwind.”

Wiltshire-born Miss Watts scooped the regional title earlier this year after winning the Oxfordshire heat at Witney Lakes Resort in April.

She said: “I had that classic beauty queen moment when you think you’re going to cry.

“It’s wonderful to be given this chance to be Miss Oxfordshire again.

“I’m honoured to be chosen. I have grown up a lot in Oxford and I just love this city.”

Miss Watts came to Oxford in 2008 to start a primary teaching degree course at Oxford Brookes University.

After graduating, Miss Watts worked as a teaching assistant at East Oxford Primary School for a year, before spending the next year as a supply teacher.

She is now studying for a Masters degree in Business Management at Brookes and is due to graduate in January.

At the two-day Miss England final she will compete alongside 60 other contestants for the Miss England crown and the chance to represent the nation at December’s 64th Miss World Final in London.

Winner represented England

In 2002, Miss Oxfordshire winner Daniella Luan went on to win Miss England.

The 2003 Miss World contest began in Nigeria, but human rights issues at the time led to a change of location to London half way through the contest.

Miss Luan, an Oxford Brookes University student at the time, later gained a first class degree in Human Biology and Nutrition.

In 2006, Miss Oxfordshire winner Eleanor Glynn won the Miss England crown and reached the final 20 at Poland’s Miss World Finals in 2007.

  • Our top stories:

Sexual assault on woman in Oxford yesterday linked to earlier rape

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

4:35pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A WOMAN was sexually assualted in the city yesterday, in an attack police have linked to a rape over the weekend.

Update: Man bailed after teenager raped in city centre

Oxford Mail:

11:57am Saturday 20th September 2014

A MAN arrested after a woman was raped in the city centre on Saturday morning has been bailed.

UPDATE: Tributes paid to Ann Ducker, leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, who has died

Oxford Mail: South Oxfordshire District Council leader Ann Ducker

10:21am Monday 22nd September 2014

Ann Ducker, leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, has died.

Corn Exchange's future debated

Oxford Mail: The Corn Exchange

9:10am Monday 22nd September 2014

The future use of the Corn Exchange will be discussed at a meeting tonight.

Minibus in accident near Littlemore

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

9:10am Monday 22nd September 2014

A minibus carrying a group of youngsters was involved in a crash with a car on the A4142 Eastern Bypass. Three adults, 10 teenagers and a child were involved in the crash.

Electricity line drama after fire wrecks shed in Yarnton

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

9:10am Monday 22nd September 2014

Electricity cables collapsed after a blaze in a large garden shed in Yarnton on Sunday.

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

7:03am Fri 13 Jun 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

Not many entries this year?
Not many entries this year? Dilligaf2010
  • Score: 9

6:40pm Wed 18 Jun 14

sosweetone says...

Sadly Dilligaf2010 you are correct with your comment. We had many applicants but pulled out as they found it difficult to get sponsorship despite the charity the competition represents; 'Beauty with a Purpose', and lack of interest in the event by the local media.
Sadly Dilligaf2010 you are correct with your comment. We had many applicants but pulled out as they found it difficult to get sponsorship despite the charity the competition represents; 'Beauty with a Purpose', and lack of interest in the event by the local media. sosweetone
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree