2016 will see a North Cardiff student going for gold in this year’s Miss Wales Competition.
Student Becci White-Park has been chosen as a finalist at this year’s Miss Wales competition.
“Rhiwbina has always been local to me when I was growing up. I was lucky enough to be baptised in the Beulah United Reformed Church. I then attended Greenways Nursery on Pen-y-Groes Road.
“I am so grateful and proud to be selected as a Miss Wales 2016 finalist. I entered the competition because I wanted to share this fantastic experience with inspiring ladies throughout Wales. I want to make a difference and make this world, if not a lot a little of this world, better than it was yesterday. The amazing hard work and commitment from previous contestants, followed by their rewarding results in charity work has inspired me to take part. I know that people will see this as just a beauty pageant and draw an opinion but I strongly believe that no beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart.”
Becci will take on the other 30 or so finalists later this spring.
“The competition helps raise funds for local and international charities. It all goes towards helping disadvantaged children the world over.”
Taking part in the competition has brought many positives to Becci’s own life.
“I’ve loved meeting new people and having the chance to try new things for a good cause. But most of all, it’s the best feeling knowing that you’re loved and supported by family and friends.”
Taking part in the competition is far from easy.
“People can draw a certain opinion on you being a Miss Wales finalist, and taking it seriously is a challenge.
“I’ve learnt how important it is to know the people who care and support you. I think a lot of people take these people for granted. I wouldn’t be the person I am today if it wasn’t for my parents and I love them both dearly and I cherish their support and love.”
If Becci wins the national title, she’ll go on to become a finalist at the Miss World competition.
There are some who think that beauty pageants belong in the history books but Becci is keen to point out that it’s not just a beauty competition.
“I think everyone’s entitled to their opinion and I respect that. I think people don’t realise that it’s so much more than just a tiara and a pretty dress. It’s not just a beauty pageant – there is a lot of hard work that all the finalists undertake to host and hold charity events and help raise money. Some of the tasks can be challenging but it’s all good experience!”
The Miss Wales Finals take place in April.
To vote for Becci, text Welsh 51 to 64343. Texts will charge a £1.