BRITAIN’S oldest beauty pageant is starting the search for its next queen at auditions in Dorset this month.

The winner of Miss Dorset will qualify for the Miss England competition, which in turn leads to the Miss World finals and a possible $100,000 prize.

The reigning Miss Dorset, Emily Kishere, who captured the title last year, said winning it opened the door to a host of new opportunities and unforgettable memories.

“I have been lucky enough to be part of several photo shoots, gained some amazing opportunities through beauty sponsors and attended some fantastic events.

“I have also worked hard to raise money for the chosen charity,” she added.

“To anyone considering entering Miss Dorset I would encourage you to get involved as you have nothing to lose and only friends and amazing memories to gain.”

All the contestants of Miss Dorset will be helping to raise funds for charities Beauty with a Purpose and Julia’s House, which benefits disadvantaged children throughout the UK.

The final of this year’s event is being held at the Print Room, Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, on May 4, and it will be hosted by former Miss England Jackie Turner – who herself won Miss Dorset in 2003.

Scissors Hair will be helping style the finalists on the night and the winner will be handed a one-year contract with LMP Model Boutique and debut on the runway at the south coast fashion week.

It is open to any females aged 16 to 24 who live, work or study in Dorset and who fulfil the criteria of the Miss England rules and regulations.

The competition organisers said the winner will be judged as a person and not on their appearance alone.

To enter Miss Dorset 2014, visit, call Jackie on 07801 537866 or email missdorset