Emma Rose Collingridge was crowned Miss Universe Great Britain 2021 during the finals held October 16 at the Riverfront Arts Centre in Newport. Beating 28 other finalists for the title and succeeds Miss Universe Great Britain 2020, Jeanette Akua. She will represent the nation at the 70th Miss Universe competition in Eilat, Israel in December.
Hailing from Ipswich (Sffolk) the 23-year-old part-time model is a graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in English Honours from Loughborough University and works at Prestige Crown Cases. “I aim to progress my modelling while volunteering and advocating for female rights and empowerment, utilising my English degree to write articles for recognised platforms surrounding issues such as mental health, bullying, and public sexual harassment,” Collingridge shared on her MUGB bio.
“It has taken me a few years, but in finding strength within my own voice, I am determined to use this to catalyse change, champion female causes, and amplify the voices of those that would otherwise remain voiceless.”
No stranger to pageantry, Collingridge was Miss Teen Great Britain 2015. In 2019, she was crowned Miss Galaxy UK and represented the UK at the Miss Galaxy 2019 contest in Florida and placed second runner-up.
Christina Chalk and Amy Meisak placed first and second runners-up, respectively. Stephanie Hill and Charlotte Kamale completed the Top 5.