Larissa Hirst has a second chance to shine after Miss Hampshire controversy

Daily Echo: Miss Southampton has national crown in her sights Miss Southampton has national crown in her sights

SHE has been given a second chance to be named the most beautiful woman in England.

Miss Hampshire 2014 Charlotte Giles, who actually lives in Middlesex, was set to be the county’s only representative at the Miss England beauty pageant in June.

But now Larissa Hirst, 23, is in with a chance of being at the finals after being crowned Miss Southampton, which gains her entry to the semi-finals of the Miss England competition on May 19.

Larissa competed against Charlotte for the Hampshire title and came second.

This caused controversy amongst some other competitors when it became know Charlotte wasn’t even from Hampshire but Twickenham.

Now the organisers have dedcided that Larissa was such a strong contender that she should be given the title Miss Southampton, qualifying her for a semi-final round, which could see her compete for the Miss En-gland title alongside Charlotte.

Competition organiser Paula Langley said Larissa’s crowning as Miss Southampton was nothing to do with the complaints over Charlotte’s victory.

As reported by the Daily Echo, Charlotte entered the competition despite living in Twickenham, Middlesex, prompting anger from some other contestants and leading to calls for the rules to change to prohibit anyone outside the county entering.

Paula, who has run the event for two years, said: “This decision was made the day after the Miss Hampshire final on March 15 and days before all this attention on where Charlotte is from. It was a split decision 3-2 by the judges between Charlotte and Larissa and in these cases the runner-up often gets a place in the semi-finals.

“I had a conversation with the director of Miss England the day after the final and I said Larissa had been amazing and was a really great girl and with a vote that close she should get into the semis. What was said about Charlotte had no bearing on this decision.”

She added: “I’m so pleased Southampton can be represented in the semi-finals and I’m very pleased for Larissa. She is a gorgeous girl but the semi-finals are always difficult so I wish her all the best.”

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10:04am Sun 30 Mar 14

jrod11 says...

She looks very average.
She looks very average. jrod11
  • Score: 3

10:38am Sun 30 Mar 14

bigfella777 says...

What a shallow, vain thing to try and achieve in life, I couldn't think of anything more boring and where is Mr Southampton? It's all very sexist.
What a shallow, vain thing to try and achieve in life, I couldn't think of anything more boring and where is Mr Southampton? It's all very sexist. bigfella777
  • Score: 4

10:53am Sun 30 Mar 14

Mj-trucker says...

She's pretty enough, but doubt she's even the prettiest in Southampton let alone England. No offence meant.
She's pretty enough, but doubt she's even the prettiest in Southampton let alone England. No offence meant. Mj-trucker
  • Score: 12

11:01am Sun 30 Mar 14

issacchunt says...

Have I misread this, does it say where larissa is from?
Have I misread this, does it say where larissa is from? issacchunt
  • Score: 1

11:38am Sun 30 Mar 14

Reality-man says...

voiceof thepeople wrote:
jrod11 wrote:
She looks very average.
Are you gay or what? She is a very pretty girl, good luck to her.
By the way, a lot of thought went into your name ...a Saints supporter I suppose - pathetic
You need to change your name to voiceof the(homophobic)peopl
e. I agree with jrod11, she's pretty yeah, but not stunning
[quote][p][bold]voiceof thepeople[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jrod11[/bold] wrote: She looks very average.[/p][/quote]Are you gay or what? She is a very pretty girl, good luck to her. By the way, a lot of thought went into your name ...a Saints supporter I suppose - pathetic[/p][/quote]You need to change your name to voiceof the(homophobic)peopl e. I agree with jrod11, she's pretty yeah, but not stunning Reality-man
  • Score: 14

12:19pm Sun 30 Mar 14

tommo27 says...

Looks can't be high on the criteria these days?

In all seriousness and I'm not being harsh as she puts herself up for discussion entering these contests, but she is really not anything more than average.
Looks can't be high on the criteria these days? In all seriousness and I'm not being harsh as she puts herself up for discussion entering these contests, but she is really not anything more than average. tommo27
  • Score: 8

1:30pm Sun 30 Mar 14

thesouth says...

There's loads of better looking southampton girls, so why is she representing southampton, makes it look like we have none of our own!!
There's loads of better looking southampton girls, so why is she representing southampton, makes it look like we have none of our own!! thesouth
  • Score: 10

2:48pm Sun 30 Mar 14

jadel19 says...

I think we should be happy we have a girl in the final instead of berating her. It's nice that people put themselves out there, and can be brave enough to put up with silly comments. We should support a soton girl with all this from hants not from hants business last week.
I think we should be happy we have a girl in the final instead of berating her. It's nice that people put themselves out there, and can be brave enough to put up with silly comments. We should support a soton girl with all this from hants not from hants business last week. jadel19
  • Score: 0

5:08pm Sun 30 Mar 14

jrod11 says...

voiceof thepeople wrote:
jrod11 wrote:
She looks very average.
Are you gay or what? She is a very pretty girl, good luck to her.
By the way, a lot of thought went into your name ...a Saints supporter I suppose - pathetic
Yes and yes . have you a problem with that ?
[quote][p][bold]voiceof thepeople[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jrod11[/bold] wrote: She looks very average.[/p][/quote]Are you gay or what? She is a very pretty girl, good luck to her. By the way, a lot of thought went into your name ...a Saints supporter I suppose - pathetic[/p][/quote]Yes and yes . have you a problem with that ? jrod11
  • Score: 6

5:42pm Sun 30 Mar 14

hayz90 says...

i cant realy talk myself as im ugly but i have a couple of friends who are alot prettyer n dont even wear makeup thats real beauti .i agree she not from hampshire so why is she reprosenting us for
i cant realy talk myself as im ugly but i have a couple of friends who are alot prettyer n dont even wear makeup thats real beauti .i agree she not from hampshire so why is she reprosenting us for hayz90
  • Score: 0

5:57pm Sun 30 Mar 14

WalkingOnAWire says...

voiceof thepeople wrote:
jrod11 wrote:
She looks very average.
Are you gay or what? She is a very pretty girl, good luck to her.
By the way, a lot of thought went into your name ...a Saints supporter I suppose - pathetic
Why are you so angry and vicious?
[quote][p][bold]voiceof thepeople[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jrod11[/bold] wrote: She looks very average.[/p][/quote]Are you gay or what? She is a very pretty girl, good luck to her. By the way, a lot of thought went into your name ...a Saints supporter I suppose - pathetic[/p][/quote]Why are you so angry and vicious? WalkingOnAWire
  • Score: 9

6:08pm Sun 30 Mar 14

jrod11 says...

hayz90 wrote:
i cant realy talk myself as im ugly but i have a couple of friends who are alot prettyer n dont even wear makeup thats real beauti .i agree she not from hampshire so why is she reprosenting us for
Never say you are ugly because I doubt if other people see you that way.
[quote][p][bold]hayz90[/bold] wrote: i cant realy talk myself as im ugly but i have a couple of friends who are alot prettyer n dont even wear makeup thats real beauti .i agree she not from hampshire so why is she reprosenting us for[/p][/quote]Never say you are ugly because I doubt if other people see you that way. jrod11
  • Score: 11

6:58pm Sun 30 Mar 14

IronLady2010 says...

I never understand why these innocent girls feel the need to expose themselves to public opinion on how they look.

Each individual is stunning in the eyes of those who choose to see.

Get over yourself and stop attention seeking.
I never understand why these innocent girls feel the need to expose themselves to public opinion on how they look. Each individual is stunning in the eyes of those who choose to see. Get over yourself and stop attention seeking. IronLady2010
  • Score: 10

7:35pm Sun 30 Mar 14

thesouth says...

jadel19 wrote:
I think we should be happy we have a girl in the final instead of berating her. It's nice that people put themselves out there, and can be brave enough to put up with silly comments. We should support a soton girl with all this from hants not from hants business last week.
Did you miss the point?
[quote][p][bold]jadel19[/bold] wrote: I think we should be happy we have a girl in the final instead of berating her. It's nice that people put themselves out there, and can be brave enough to put up with silly comments. We should support a soton girl with all this from hants not from hants business last week.[/p][/quote]Did you miss the point? thesouth
  • Score: 0

7:53pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Kirsty666 says...

Yes she is pretty but to be fair I have seen prettier.
Yes she is pretty but to be fair I have seen prettier. Kirsty666
  • Score: 3

8:10pm Sun 30 Mar 14

eastsidemush says...

jrod11 wrote:
voiceof thepeople wrote:
jrod11 wrote:
She looks very average.
Are you gay or what? She is a very pretty girl, good luck to her.
By the way, a lot of thought went into your name ...a Saints supporter I suppose - pathetic
Yes and yes . have you a problem with that ?
No, he's just a very sad skate that pretends to be Saints fan.
Don't know if he is gay or not. Still, maybe sleeping with his brother makes a change from sister/ mother.
[quote][p][bold]jrod11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]voiceof thepeople[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jrod11[/bold] wrote: She looks very average.[/p][/quote]Are you gay or what? She is a very pretty girl, good luck to her. By the way, a lot of thought went into your name ...a Saints supporter I suppose - pathetic[/p][/quote]Yes and yes . have you a problem with that ?[/p][/quote]No, he's just a very sad skate that pretends to be Saints fan. Don't know if he is gay or not. Still, maybe sleeping with his brother makes a change from sister/ mother. eastsidemush
  • Score: -3

9:46pm Sun 30 Mar 14

yellowhedgepig says...

jrod11 wrote:
She looks very average.
Meoowwwwwwww
[quote][p][bold]jrod11[/bold] wrote: She looks very average.[/p][/quote]Meoowwwwwwww yellowhedgepig
  • Score: 0

11:11pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Sooz1988 says...

Pretty girl, but its unfair shes not even from Southampton/Hampshir
e
Pretty girl, but its unfair shes not even from Southampton/Hampshir e Sooz1988
  • Score: 0

11:17pm Sun 30 Mar 14

kyrrie says...

SOUTHAMPTON it's in the wording Miss Southampton but she's not from Southampton so surely that cheating no matter which way you look at it!
SOUTHAMPTON it's in the wording Miss Southampton but she's not from Southampton so surely that cheating no matter which way you look at it! kyrrie
  • Score: 1

8:32am Mon 31 Mar 14

skeptik says...

To whom it may concern: .....How daur ye ca' me howlet-face,
Ye blear-e'ed, withered spectre?
Ye only spied the keekin'-glass,
An' there ye saw your picture.------------
-the poet 1791.
To whom it may concern: .....How daur ye ca' me howlet-face, Ye blear-e'ed, withered spectre? Ye only spied the keekin'-glass, An' there ye saw your picture.------------ -the poet 1791. skeptik
  • Score: 1

10:07am Mon 31 Mar 14

jadel19 says...

Where does it say she's NOT from Southampton? It's the miss hants girl that's not from here, this one is. FYI, I know the of girl through mates and she's deffo from soton.
Where does it say she's NOT from Southampton? It's the miss hants girl that's not from here, this one is. FYI, I know the of girl through mates and she's deffo from soton. jadel19
  • Score: 3

10:13am Mon 31 Mar 14

jrod11 says...

eastsidemush wrote:
jrod11 wrote:
voiceof thepeople wrote:
jrod11 wrote:
She looks very average.
Are you gay or what? She is a very pretty girl, good luck to her.
By the way, a lot of thought went into your name ...a Saints supporter I suppose - pathetic
Yes and yes . have you a problem with that ?
No, he's just a very sad skate that pretends to be Saints fan.
Don't know if he is gay or not. Still, maybe sleeping with his brother makes a change from sister/ mother.
Yes I am gay and a saints fan and it seems like you may be suppressing your true feelings with your sick comment.
[quote][p][bold]eastsidemush[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jrod11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]voiceof thepeople[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jrod11[/bold] wrote: She looks very average.[/p][/quote]Are you gay or what? She is a very pretty girl, good luck to her. By the way, a lot of thought went into your name ...a Saints supporter I suppose - pathetic[/p][/quote]Yes and yes . have you a problem with that ?[/p][/quote]No, he's just a very sad skate that pretends to be Saints fan. Don't know if he is gay or not. Still, maybe sleeping with his brother makes a change from sister/ mother.[/p][/quote]Yes I am gay and a saints fan and it seems like you may be suppressing your true feelings with your sick comment. jrod11
  • Score: 7

10:19am Mon 31 Mar 14

jadel19 says...

thesouth wrote:
jadel19 wrote:
I think we should be happy we have a girl in the final instead of berating her. It's nice that people put themselves out there, and can be brave enough to put up with silly comments. We should support a soton girl with all this from hants not from hants business last week.
Did you miss the point?
What point have I missed, she's from Southampton!
[quote][p][bold]thesouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jadel19[/bold] wrote: I think we should be happy we have a girl in the final instead of berating her. It's nice that people put themselves out there, and can be brave enough to put up with silly comments. We should support a soton girl with all this from hants not from hants business last week.[/p][/quote]Did you miss the point?[/p][/quote]What point have I missed, she's from Southampton! jadel19
  • Score: 3

10:49am Mon 31 Mar 14

eastsidemush says...

jrod11 wrote:
eastsidemush wrote:
jrod11 wrote:
voiceof thepeople wrote:
jrod11 wrote:
She looks very average.
Are you gay or what? She is a very pretty girl, good luck to her.
By the way, a lot of thought went into your name ...a Saints supporter I suppose - pathetic
Yes and yes . have you a problem with that ?
No, he's just a very sad skate that pretends to be Saints fan.
Don't know if he is gay or not. Still, maybe sleeping with his brother makes a change from sister/ mother.
Yes I am gay and a saints fan and it seems like you may be suppressing your true feelings with your sick comment.
I think it's time to change your username again. Youv'e been sussed my fishy friend.
We all know you are nothing but a skunt troll, so you can save us from your phoney indignance. The games up.
Mind you, you did give me a good laugh this morning.
[quote][p][bold]jrod11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eastsidemush[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jrod11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]voiceof thepeople[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jrod11[/bold] wrote: She looks very average.[/p][/quote]Are you gay or what? She is a very pretty girl, good luck to her. By the way, a lot of thought went into your name ...a Saints supporter I suppose - pathetic[/p][/quote]Yes and yes . have you a problem with that ?[/p][/quote]No, he's just a very sad skate that pretends to be Saints fan. Don't know if he is gay or not. Still, maybe sleeping with his brother makes a change from sister/ mother.[/p][/quote]Yes I am gay and a saints fan and it seems like you may be suppressing your true feelings with your sick comment.[/p][/quote]I think it's time to change your username again. Youv'e been sussed my fishy friend. We all know you are nothing but a skunt troll, so you can save us from your phoney indignance. The games up. Mind you, you did give me a good laugh this morning. eastsidemush
  • Score: -5

12:50pm Mon 31 Mar 14

RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE says...

She's not from Southampton, and is average looking at best, I've seen Rott wielders chewing of car tyres from moving cars better looking than THAT !
She's not from Southampton, and is average looking at best, I've seen Rott wielders chewing of car tyres from moving cars better looking than THAT ! RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE
  • Score: 1

1:51pm Mon 31 Mar 14

daisy.talks says...

Little Miss Southampton is from where????? NOT SOUTHAMPTON? that figures, what are the 'rules'?? do you have to live in the Town you represent (City)? born there? at School? just passing by and thought you would enter??
Little Miss Southampton is from where????? NOT SOUTHAMPTON? that figures, what are the 'rules'?? do you have to live in the Town you represent (City)? born there? at School? just passing by and thought you would enter?? daisy.talks
  • Score: 0

2:05pm Mon 31 Mar 14

jadel19 says...

You cannot read obviously. I know her, in the paper article it says where she's from. She lives in soton, went to uni here and has lived in hants her whole life. Cretins.
You cannot read obviously. I know her, in the paper article it says where she's from. She lives in soton, went to uni here and has lived in hants her whole life. Cretins. jadel19
  • Score: 1

2:18pm Mon 31 Mar 14

jrod11 says...

eastsidemush wrote:
jrod11 wrote:
eastsidemush wrote:
jrod11 wrote:
voiceof thepeople wrote:
jrod11 wrote:
She looks very average.
Are you gay or what? She is a very pretty girl, good luck to her.
By the way, a lot of thought went into your name ...a Saints supporter I suppose - pathetic
Yes and yes . have you a problem with that ?
No, he's just a very sad skate that pretends to be Saints fan.
Don't know if he is gay or not. Still, maybe sleeping with his brother makes a change from sister/ mother.
Yes I am gay and a saints fan and it seems like you may be suppressing your true feelings with your sick comment.
I think it's time to change your username again. Youv'e been sussed my fishy friend.
We all know you are nothing but a skunt troll, so you can save us from your phoney indignance. The games up.
Mind you, you did give me a good laugh this morning.
You obviously have issues.
[quote][p][bold]eastsidemush[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jrod11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eastsidemush[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jrod11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]voiceof thepeople[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jrod11[/bold] wrote: She looks very average.[/p][/quote]Are you gay or what? She is a very pretty girl, good luck to her. By the way, a lot of thought went into your name ...a Saints supporter I suppose - pathetic[/p][/quote]Yes and yes . have you a problem with that ?[/p][/quote]No, he's just a very sad skate that pretends to be Saints fan. Don't know if he is gay or not. Still, maybe sleeping with his brother makes a change from sister/ mother.[/p][/quote]Yes I am gay and a saints fan and it seems like you may be suppressing your true feelings with your sick comment.[/p][/quote]I think it's time to change your username again. Youv'e been sussed my fishy friend. We all know you are nothing but a skunt troll, so you can save us from your phoney indignance. The games up. Mind you, you did give me a good laugh this morning.[/p][/quote]You obviously have issues. jrod11
  • Score: 4

2:55pm Mon 31 Mar 14

pantsanon says...

Jadel 19
bless ya, but it does say she's from Twickenham!
Jadel 19 bless ya, but it does say she's from Twickenham! pantsanon
  • Score: 0

2:59pm Mon 31 Mar 14

pantsanon says...

Miss Hampshire 2014 Charlotte Giles, who actually lives in Middlesex, i think the confusion is coming from who the pic is of ! is this Charlotte or Larrisa ?
Charlotte is from Middlesex Larrisa is from Southampton.
Miss Hampshire 2014 Charlotte Giles, who actually lives in Middlesex, i think the confusion is coming from who the pic is of ! is this Charlotte or Larrisa ? Charlotte is from Middlesex Larrisa is from Southampton. pantsanon
  • Score: 1

1:21am Tue 1 Apr 14

tommo27 says...

A peak at her Facebook says she's from new Milton...
A peak at her Facebook says she's from new Milton... tommo27
  • Score: -1

9:43am Tue 1 Apr 14

Larissa0512 says...

Firstly I'd like to thank you for your kind words. It's great to be representing such a supportive public, I'm very proud to be representing Southampton and the people of it.

Secondly, I'd like to point out, incase people have misread, that I came second in the Miss Hampshire competition to Charlotte Giles, who is from Twickenham, which is not against the rules. Because of the tough judging decision, I have been awarded the title of Miss Southampton.

I have lived in Hampshire for 18 years, growing up in New Milton, Hampshire, which is a 20 min drive from Southampton, and moved to the city centre four years ago to study at University. Since completing my degree I have remained in Southampton.

The general rules state you must live, work or study in the area... all three are applicable to me.

I hope that satisfies a few of you, and I look forward to meeting and greeting the Southampton public whilst I carry out my charitable endeavours.

If you would like to keep up with what the Miss Hampshire girls are up to over the next year, please visit: https://www.facebook
.com/misshampshire?r
ef=ts&fref=ts
Firstly I'd like to thank you for your kind words. It's great to be representing such a supportive public, I'm very proud to be representing Southampton and the people of it. Secondly, I'd like to point out, incase people have misread, that I came second in the Miss Hampshire competition to Charlotte Giles, who is from Twickenham, which is not against the rules. Because of the tough judging decision, I have been awarded the title of Miss Southampton. I have lived in Hampshire for 18 years, growing up in New Milton, Hampshire, which is a 20 min drive from Southampton, and moved to the city centre four years ago to study at University. Since completing my degree I have remained in Southampton. The general rules state you must live, work or study in the area... all three are applicable to me. I hope that satisfies a few of you, and I look forward to meeting and greeting the Southampton public whilst I carry out my charitable endeavours. If you would like to keep up with what the Miss Hampshire girls are up to over the next year, please visit: https://www.facebook .com/misshampshire?r ef=ts&fref=ts Larissa0512
  • Score: 6

5:39pm Tue 1 Apr 14

joellecampbell says...

Such a beautiful girl inside and out!!
Such a beautiful girl inside and out!! joellecampbell
  • Score: 2

6:46pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Plangley says...

People's negative comments show that there is a lack of understanding about what the modern day Miss England and Miss World represents.

Contestants take part in many rounds such as talent, sports round, interview round, Eco and most importantly, the charity round that encourages every contestant to raise money and come up with inventive ways to work within their community or that of the county they represent.

Larissa is from Southampton and earned the title at Miss Hampshire when she was runner up to Charlotte Giles (from Twickenham) on a split judges vote. It is often the case that Miss England award runner up places a spot at the semi-finals, if the decision is close, in order to give that contestant a second chance at making the finals. They also recognise the importance of the charity winner and so Georgina De Castro from the Isle of Wight, who won the charity title at Miss Hampshire, will also go through to the semis - this is stated slightly incorrectly in the article.

The fact that these young women are prepared to work for a year as the title holder, doing good work and raising money for charity, whilst enjoying themselves, wearing beautiful gowns, making friends, learning new skills and having fun is what it is all about. Young people get slated when they do nothing and slated when they do something!

I am proud to be a part of this competition and have witnessed over ten years the good that it does for those involved and the charities that benefit. I don't understand why people think they have the right to comment on looks and why they would purposefully want to say something in public to hurt a young woman I don't know. Larissa is beautiful, inside and out, is intelligent, eloquent and charitable. I know her personally and can tell you she is one of the most beautiful young women I have met.

I think some people mistake pageants for the unrealistic, airbrushed world of modelling where girls are judged on looks alone and are quick to throw out hurtful remarks without really understanding how beauty is defined in our pageant world. I don't hear many people calling for Britain's Next Top Model to be scrapped but throw in charity, intelligence, talent and eloquence and suddenly there is an issue!

Just because a young woman appears in the paper it does not mean people have a moral right to criticise her appearance. You should be proud that such a beautiful young woman wants to represent Southampton, her home city, and do some good there!
People's negative comments show that there is a lack of understanding about what the modern day Miss England and Miss World represents. Contestants take part in many rounds such as talent, sports round, interview round, Eco and most importantly, the charity round that encourages every contestant to raise money and come up with inventive ways to work within their community or that of the county they represent. Larissa is from Southampton and earned the title at Miss Hampshire when she was runner up to Charlotte Giles (from Twickenham) on a split judges vote. It is often the case that Miss England award runner up places a spot at the semi-finals, if the decision is close, in order to give that contestant a second chance at making the finals. They also recognise the importance of the charity winner and so Georgina De Castro from the Isle of Wight, who won the charity title at Miss Hampshire, will also go through to the semis - this is stated slightly incorrectly in the article. The fact that these young women are prepared to work for a year as the title holder, doing good work and raising money for charity, whilst enjoying themselves, wearing beautiful gowns, making friends, learning new skills and having fun is what it is all about. Young people get slated when they do nothing and slated when they do something! I am proud to be a part of this competition and have witnessed over ten years the good that it does for those involved and the charities that benefit. I don't understand why people think they have the right to comment on looks and why they would purposefully want to say something in public to hurt a young woman I don't know. Larissa is beautiful, inside and out, is intelligent, eloquent and charitable. I know her personally and can tell you she is one of the most beautiful young women I have met. I think some people mistake pageants for the unrealistic, airbrushed world of modelling where girls are judged on looks alone and are quick to throw out hurtful remarks without really understanding how beauty is defined in our pageant world. I don't hear many people calling for Britain's Next Top Model to be scrapped but throw in charity, intelligence, talent and eloquence and suddenly there is an issue! Just because a young woman appears in the paper it does not mean people have a moral right to criticise her appearance. You should be proud that such a beautiful young woman wants to represent Southampton, her home city, and do some good there! Plangley
  • Score: 3

6:53pm Tue 1 Apr 14

SotonSon87 says...

Gorgeous girl!

Sounds like her title is well deserved!!

Obviously a lot of the dumb **** above can't read seeing as it clearly states she's from Southampton. What a load of scum!!

Do the city proud Larissa!!
Gorgeous girl! Sounds like her title is well deserved!! Obviously a lot of the dumb **** above can't read seeing as it clearly states she's from Southampton. What a load of scum!! Do the city proud Larissa!! SotonSon87
  • Score: 2

6:56pm Tue 1 Apr 14

joellecampbell says...

Plangley wrote:
People's negative comments show that there is a lack of understanding about what the modern day Miss England and Miss World represents.

Contestants take part in many rounds such as talent, sports round, interview round, Eco and most importantly, the charity round that encourages every contestant to raise money and come up with inventive ways to work within their community or that of the county they represent.

Larissa is from Southampton and earned the title at Miss Hampshire when she was runner up to Charlotte Giles (from Twickenham) on a split judges vote. It is often the case that Miss England award runner up places a spot at the semi-finals, if the decision is close, in order to give that contestant a second chance at making the finals. They also recognise the importance of the charity winner and so Georgina De Castro from the Isle of Wight, who won the charity title at Miss Hampshire, will also go through to the semis - this is stated slightly incorrectly in the article.

The fact that these young women are prepared to work for a year as the title holder, doing good work and raising money for charity, whilst enjoying themselves, wearing beautiful gowns, making friends, learning new skills and having fun is what it is all about. Young people get slated when they do nothing and slated when they do something!

I am proud to be a part of this competition and have witnessed over ten years the good that it does for those involved and the charities that benefit. I don't understand why people think they have the right to comment on looks and why they would purposefully want to say something in public to hurt a young woman I don't know. Larissa is beautiful, inside and out, is intelligent, eloquent and charitable. I know her personally and can tell you she is one of the most beautiful young women I have met.

I think some people mistake pageants for the unrealistic, airbrushed world of modelling where girls are judged on looks alone and are quick to throw out hurtful remarks without really understanding how beauty is defined in our pageant world. I don't hear many people calling for Britain's Next Top Model to be scrapped but throw in charity, intelligence, talent and eloquence and suddenly there is an issue!

Just because a young woman appears in the paper it does not mean people have a moral right to criticise her appearance. You should be proud that such a beautiful young woman wants to represent Southampton, her home city, and do some good there!
Amen to that! Wish people would stop slating this competition without knowing any facts!
[quote][p][bold]Plangley[/bold] wrote: People's negative comments show that there is a lack of understanding about what the modern day Miss England and Miss World represents. Contestants take part in many rounds such as talent, sports round, interview round, Eco and most importantly, the charity round that encourages every contestant to raise money and come up with inventive ways to work within their community or that of the county they represent. Larissa is from Southampton and earned the title at Miss Hampshire when she was runner up to Charlotte Giles (from Twickenham) on a split judges vote. It is often the case that Miss England award runner up places a spot at the semi-finals, if the decision is close, in order to give that contestant a second chance at making the finals. They also recognise the importance of the charity winner and so Georgina De Castro from the Isle of Wight, who won the charity title at Miss Hampshire, will also go through to the semis - this is stated slightly incorrectly in the article. The fact that these young women are prepared to work for a year as the title holder, doing good work and raising money for charity, whilst enjoying themselves, wearing beautiful gowns, making friends, learning new skills and having fun is what it is all about. Young people get slated when they do nothing and slated when they do something! I am proud to be a part of this competition and have witnessed over ten years the good that it does for those involved and the charities that benefit. I don't understand why people think they have the right to comment on looks and why they would purposefully want to say something in public to hurt a young woman I don't know. Larissa is beautiful, inside and out, is intelligent, eloquent and charitable. I know her personally and can tell you she is one of the most beautiful young women I have met. I think some people mistake pageants for the unrealistic, airbrushed world of modelling where girls are judged on looks alone and are quick to throw out hurtful remarks without really understanding how beauty is defined in our pageant world. I don't hear many people calling for Britain's Next Top Model to be scrapped but throw in charity, intelligence, talent and eloquence and suddenly there is an issue! Just because a young woman appears in the paper it does not mean people have a moral right to criticise her appearance. You should be proud that such a beautiful young woman wants to represent Southampton, her home city, and do some good there![/p][/quote]Amen to that! Wish people would stop slating this competition without knowing any facts! joellecampbell
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7:03pm Tue 1 Apr 14

WalkingOnAWire says...

"Just because a young woman appears in the paper it does not mean people have a moral right to criticise her appearance."

I completely agree. I don't agree with the concept of these 'Miss' competitions but anyone who comes on a forum like this and refers to any woman as 'that' deserves to have their account revoked.
"Just because a young woman appears in the paper it does not mean people have a moral right to criticise her appearance." I completely agree. I don't agree with the concept of these 'Miss' competitions but anyone who comes on a forum like this and refers to any woman as 'that' deserves to have their account revoked. WalkingOnAWire
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7:24pm Tue 1 Apr 14

SotonSon87 says...

kyrrie wrote:
SOUTHAMPTON it's in the wording Miss Southampton but she's not from Southampton so surely that cheating no matter which way you look at it!
Dumb f**k!
[quote][p][bold]kyrrie[/bold] wrote: SOUTHAMPTON it's in the wording Miss Southampton but she's not from Southampton so surely that cheating no matter which way you look at it![/p][/quote]Dumb f**k! SotonSon87
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7:02am Wed 2 Apr 14

Looney moo says...

Why is it that some of you who comment are so quick to criticise and put people down.
Having read the posts from people in the know Larissa is from southampton, she lives there! That is within the rules, so rather than make negative, inaccurate and rude comments from your own beautiful mouths why not get out there and do some charitable work your selves? That means volunteering, doing something in your free time for no financial gain, and make a contribution to the area you live in as your Miss Southampton and Miss Hampshire will be doing.
Why is it that some of you who comment are so quick to criticise and put people down. Having read the posts from people in the know Larissa is from southampton, she lives there! That is within the rules, so rather than make negative, inaccurate and rude comments from your own beautiful mouths why not get out there and do some charitable work your selves? That means volunteering, doing something in your free time for no financial gain, and make a contribution to the area you live in as your Miss Southampton and Miss Hampshire will be doing. Looney moo
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10:05am Wed 2 Apr 14

Miss_klh says...

You people are vile. A young women has put herself in the public eye and instead of focusing on what she has done you lot judge and ridicule her on her appearance. You must all look like Brad Pitt and Cheryl Cole.

What's even more disgraceful is you women judging her. How are we suppose to expect men to see inner beauty and not judge us on our exterior when as women ourselves we cannot even do it?

There's already so much hate and negativity in the world without adding to it. So I think a lot of you need to grow the hell up. Imagine instead of Larissa it was your daughter or sister? How would you feel?
You people are vile. A young women has put herself in the public eye and instead of focusing on what she has done you lot judge and ridicule her on her appearance. You must all look like Brad Pitt and Cheryl Cole. What's even more disgraceful is you women judging her. How are we suppose to expect men to see inner beauty and not judge us on our exterior when as women ourselves we cannot even do it? There's already so much hate and negativity in the world without adding to it. So I think a lot of you need to grow the hell up. Imagine instead of Larissa it was your daughter or sister? How would you feel? Miss_klh
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12:27pm Wed 2 Apr 14

samantha_merritt says...

Larissa is one of my best friends and someone who I am very proud to know - she has lived in Hampshire the best part of her life (all her life I think) and went to Southampton Solent university for three years, good enough for you?? Also, if you don't know the rules of these kind of competitions then should you really have an opinion on who can enter and win? No, no you shouldn't. I don't totally agree with beauty pageantry but this doesn't mean I'm not going to support a FRIEND in something that she believes so passionately about and it's not just about the way a girl looks, these competitions have opened a lot of doors for Larissa. Some of you GIRLS need to learn to respect your gender and the guys need to stop being so concerned with whether Larissa is pretty enough or not - take a look in the mirror before you pass judgement.

I think we should all take a look at Mean Girls to take a step back into reality here:
https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=OaY7TDnS
XhU

Have a nice day!
Larissa is one of my best friends and someone who I am very proud to know - she has lived in Hampshire the best part of her life (all her life I think) and went to Southampton Solent university for three years, good enough for you?? Also, if you don't know the rules of these kind of competitions then should you really have an opinion on who can enter and win? No, no you shouldn't. I don't totally agree with beauty pageantry but this doesn't mean I'm not going to support a FRIEND in something that she believes so passionately about and it's not just about the way a girl looks, these competitions have opened a lot of doors for Larissa. Some of you GIRLS need to learn to respect your gender and the guys need to stop being so concerned with whether Larissa is pretty enough or not - take a look in the mirror before you pass judgement. I think we should all take a look at Mean Girls to take a step back into reality here: https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=OaY7TDnS XhU Have a nice day! samantha_merritt
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