ANGUILLA–Dee-Ann Rogers was crowned Miss Universe Great Britain 2018 at the Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre in Newport on Saturday, July 14. She will represent Great Britain at the world’s most prestigious beauty pageant, Miss Universe 2018. She competed against forty young women from England, Scotland and Wales; everyone was delighted when she was chosen as one of the five finalists, and even more pleased when Miss Anguilla emerged the winner.
Rogers said she had set her sights on the title soon after winning the Miss Anguilla title. She saw it as an opportunity to advance the Miss Anguilla Pageant as well as to promote Anguilla on an international stage. She has a degree in law from the University of Birmingham and is an athlete of some note, having represented Anguilla twice at the Commonwealth Games.
“My aspiration in participating in the Miss Universe Great Britain Pageant is not only to advance the pageant, but also to experience a new pageant system and to be able to forge a possible bridge for subsequent Miss Anguilla winners to experience the same pageant system,” she said.
The Anguilla Tourist Board has offered congratulations, noting it is proud to have made her participation a reality and will continue to support her. “It has been an honour to serve as her sponsor. The journey is just beginning and we intend to see her through to the end.”