The new Miss Great Grimsby & District has been announced in an ‘unforgettable’ sparkling ceremony which took place at the Healing Manor Hotel.
Flourishing - Jasmine Pullen, 18, and former Oasis Academy Immingham student from Stallingborough has been crowned Miss Grimsby 2019 and accepted the title and bouquet of flowers at Healing Manor Hotel on Sunday.
The former student was approached by the Director who runs Miss Grimsby, Emma Herriott who asked if Jasmine was interested in taking part in this year’s auditions.
Being part of Miss Grimsby 2019 has been an ‘amazing experience’, which I will always treasure. - Jasmine Pullen
Talking about the auditions and build up, Jasmine Pullen said; “At first I was very unsure if I’d made the right decision on taking part and agreeing to do it as it is a bit like having a full time job and especially knowing there can be a lot of controversy around pageantry. However in the end after a long think I decided I was for to persevere, not to try win but just to have the experience, raise money for charity and to meet lots of lovely new friends along the way.”
The former Oasis Academy Immingham student, who has now made it through to the Miss England 2019 semi-final, added “being part of Miss Grimsby 2019 has been an ‘amazing experience’, which I will always treasure.”
For a Good Cause
For Jas, being part of the auditions was one thing but being able to raise so much money for charity was very rewarding.
Jasmine, who was sponsored by Market Tavern, in Cleethorpes, managed to raise around £1,000 through various fundraising activities, which has now been donated to charity The Health Tree Foundation at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, and Miss England’s official charity Beauty with a Purpose.
Jas started her fundraising journey by announcing a 12,000 feet skydive in February which took place in March, but that’s was just the start, Jas also did an online Girls Raffle which included prizes such as a lip filler voucher, jewellery voucher and a make-up voucher and announced the winners via Facebook live!
Commenting on her charity work, Jas said; “I’d never done charity work before so I didn’t know what was going to work and what wasn’t, but whatever I did it worked and I just hope I can keep it up for the Miss England Semi Finals!”
I have always aspired to be part of the NHS and I’ve always wanted to help my town in more ways - Jasmine Pullen
Commenting on the overall experience, Jas said; “The whole experience of Miss Grimsby is something you can’t explain until you’ve experienced it yourself, but honestly it’s such an amazing empowering feeling, I went into the competition on the unknown but every step of the way ended up falling more and more in love with it. If anyone is thinking of taking part in pageantry I say do it!!! It will change your life for the best, from helping with confidence to meeting people you never thought you would meet!”
The former Oasis Academy Immingham student is now looking to the future as she plans to stay in Grimsby to study the Healthcare Professionals course at the University Centre Grimsby for the next two years with the aim to become a qualified nurse in the next five.
Jas added; “I have always aspired to be part of the NHS and I’ve always wanted to help my town in more ways, little did I know that would be starting now and not in 4 years’ time!”
Even with the crown of Miss Great Grimsby & District 2019, Jasmine continues to develop her ideas on how to raise money for charity, saying; “I feel it has become a huge part of me now and knowing it will help someone, somewhere really inspires me to do more.”