What is Junior Miss Bolton and Bury – 1
Did you know about Junior Miss Bolton And Bury?
After a day out looking for a prom dress for my cousin, I was having a quick walk through Bolton town centre with my mum, when a really nice girl came up to us and told me about Junior Miss Bolton and Bury for 13-16 year olds – there was a group of girls including previous winners who were Scouting for local girls to take part. I was ecstatic and wanted to find out more. I wasn’t sure what it was, and was very curious as I hadn’t heard about it before, I was only 12 at the time but would be 13 before the finals in August so I was happy to enter my details.
Many people may think of Junior Miss Bolton And Bury as a ‘Beauty Pageant’ but it is definitely not! It is more about giving something back, including charity fundraising, volunteering, care in the community and positive social media. Confidence is a great skill, and this is a great way of getting more if it, and you make amazing friends! It opens doors for new opportunities and gives you a taste of things you might never try.
After confirming my application by sending in photos which I took on my phone, I was notified that I had been shortlisted for the next stage would be a telephone interview. My phone call was very relaxed and informative and I confirmed that I was interested in taking part then I was told I was in the final, and I wasn’t sure what that meant really. I had to pay £50 deposit to secure my place which was refunded once I attended the final.
Up comes the activity day, when I first saw all the Miss’ and Junior Miss’ and even all the Junior Miss’ seemed so much older, I thought I would never have a chance. They were all so nice, and willing to answer any of our questions. After introducing ourselves to everyone we talked about charity fundraising, brainstorming as many possible ideas we could, while each going out for a small interview and photos, which were taken in our finalist sashes, which were used for our Facebook pages. We were told about how it wasn’t about being beautiful enough, or confident enough and that it would help us to become the best version of ourself. It was a great day, and an amazing way to be introduced to the competition, and to know that it was about raising money for charity and volunteering.
On the day I made many new friends, I was looking forward to the final day, and couldn’t wait to get started with everything.
Look out for my next update on Charity fundraising, a big part of the final competition.