Row after Miss Hampshire judges choose Charlotte Giles from Middlesex as winner

Miss Hampshire row as winner comes from Middlesex

Michaela Cater. Picture by David Freeman Photography - davidfreemanphotography.co.uk

Charlotte Giles - Picture by David Freeman Photography - davidfreemanphotography.co.uk

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IT is supposed to be a competition to find the most beautiful girl in Hampshire.

But a controversial finish to this year's Miss Hampshire event has caused anger after the grand final was won by a woman from Middlesex.

Charlotte Giles, 22, of Twickenham, won the competition and will go on to compete in the Miss England finals.

The rules of the competition allow people to enter from other counties but 19-year-old contestant Michaela Cater, of Holbury, New Forest, is calling for them to be changed.

Michaela, who finished in the top eight and won the 'Miss Popularity' public vote round, said: “I was never told at the start that you could do this. I don't think it's right because I would not try and enter a pageant in a county if I didn't live there.

“I enjoyed myself and it was not a waste of time but it has put me off entering more pageants if people can come from other areas and enter.”

Michaela, an A-level student at Brockenhurst College, added: “This was the first time I had ever entered a pageant and I do feel let down by the organisers.”

Charlotte won the title in Alton on a split decision with the judges voting 3-2 in her favour.

She now moves on to the Miss England final on June 14 to June 16 in Torquay.

Organisher Paula Langley, said the competition was just a heat for the national Miss England finals and Middlesex, where Miss Giles comes, from has no competition itself.

As a result, she entered into Miss Hampshire as she loves the county and her father works in the county.

The final of Miss England will be held in Torbay in June.

Watch a video with last year's winner, Hayley Adlam:

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2:47pm Tue 25 Mar 14

For pity sake says...

Sour grapes from a sour face.
Sour grapes from a sour face. For pity sake
  • Score: 6

10:03pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Reality-man says...

For pity sake wrote:
Sour grapes from a sour face.
Agreed, if the rules allow it (the rules that were in place when everyone entered the competition), Don't cry afterwards when someone else wins!
[quote][p][bold]For pity sake[/bold] wrote: Sour grapes from a sour face.[/p][/quote]Agreed, if the rules allow it (the rules that were in place when everyone entered the competition), Don't cry afterwards when someone else wins! Reality-man
  • Score: 3

1:33am Wed 26 Mar 14

IronLady2010 says...

It's a shame people want to put themselves in the limelight.

What looks good to one person is ugly to another.

Personally, I find neither attractive, but that's my choice.
It's a shame people want to put themselves in the limelight. What looks good to one person is ugly to another. Personally, I find neither attractive, but that's my choice. IronLady2010
  • Score: 1

3:34pm Wed 26 Mar 14

MissLevine says...

I think you are all being very rude. This is good that it is being pulled up, as it is not only confusing/was not stated early in the competition, but also it discourages young contestants if they are coming from other counties. And as for the comments judging the girl who brought this to peoples attention and is complaining, there is no need to be so vile and rude. She is beautiful, and very well could have won if the other competitor from the other county wasn't in it, so stop being so pathetic.
I think you are all being very rude. This is good that it is being pulled up, as it is not only confusing/was not stated early in the competition, but also it discourages young contestants if they are coming from other counties. And as for the comments judging the girl who brought this to peoples attention and is complaining, there is no need to be so vile and rude. She is beautiful, and very well could have won if the other competitor from the other county wasn't in it, so stop being so pathetic. MissLevine
  • Score: 2

4:37pm Wed 26 Mar 14

ManOfUK says...

Too dumb to read the rules...get a job
Too dumb to read the rules...get a job ManOfUK
  • Score: -1

8:31pm Wed 26 Mar 14

jadel19 says...

They are both very pretty, but only one girl can win at the end of the day!
They are both very pretty, but only one girl can win at the end of the day! jadel19
  • Score: 0

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