Eden McAllister has been crowned Miss Great Britain at the end of the ceremony, held in Leicester on September 17th, 2021. Beating 36 other girls to pick up the crown, the Jubilant Dundonald student succeeds Miss Great Britain 2020, Jen Atkin, and bring the coveted national beauty title home to Northern Ireland for the first time in nine years. It was last won by Gemma Garrett, who also hails from Dundonald, in 2007. With this title, she will represent Great Britain at the upcoming edition of the Miss World Tourism pageant, the date and venue of which is yet to be announced.
The 22-year-old, who just graduated a first-class honours degree in criminology and forensic science.last week, also emerged as this year’s Miss Beach Body and reached the Top 10 in the talent category. A still stunned Eden said last night at the Sun: “It was amazing but it still hasn’t settled in yet, I still can’t quite believe it. I woke up this morning and the first thing I saw was the crown and I thought ‘this is real’. When it got down to the final two, I thought I would be thrilled to be the runner up and then they announced I had won. I couldn’t stop shaking. That moment when they put the crown on my head I just felt full. I felt that I have achieved everything I had set out to do. I am so proud and also so proud to have done it for Belfast. It just shows that Belfast girls can do it!”