Dorchester student Holly crowned Miss Dorset

Holly Broomfield is crowned Miss Dorset

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A DORCHESTER student has been crowned Miss Dorset 2014.

Holly Broomfield is studying for a geography degree at the University of Southampton.

She was crowned the winner of the Miss Dorset 2014 contest at the ceremony in Bournemouth on Sunday.

The judges chose between the ladies based on three rounds.

Holly, 22, said she was ecstatic to have won.

“I graduate in two weeks and now I suddenly have so many things to do,” she added.

“I am absolutely over the moon and I can’t wait to go to Miss England and have a great time.

“I’ve made so many friends and I just couldn’t believe it when everybody started clapping and I realised it was me.”

Holly impressed the judges with her homemade dress, a round modelling evening wear and her interview with host and former Miss Dorset and Miss England Jackie Turner.

Jackie said she was proud of Holly and is looking forward to helping her during the course of her reign.

“The support we have had from everyone involved has been immense,” she added.

Second place went to 23-year-old Kate Greenwood and third to Kirsty Hallett, 22.

The judging panel included current Miss England and Miss UK Kirsty Heslewood, who travelled from Hertfordshire to attend the event.

Kirsty said on Sunday: “It was a really tough competition tonight and has been hard trying to pick a winner.

“They have all worked extremely hard for charity and making a recycled outfit requires a lot of confidence. I am very proud of all the contestants that took part.”

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

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9:11am Tue 6 May 14

Pickles2 says...

The 1st runner up is much better looking
The 1st runner up is much better looking Pickles2
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11:40am Tue 6 May 14

bargain price says...

its not all about looks you know. That's the trouble now a days beauty is only skin deep and I would say well done to her and you are beautiful x
its not all about looks you know. That's the trouble now a days beauty is only skin deep and I would say well done to her and you are beautiful x bargain price
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2:51pm Tue 6 May 14

BarrHumbug says...

bargain price wrote:
its not all about looks you know. That's the trouble now a days beauty is only skin deep and I would say well done to her and you are beautiful x
It's obviously not about where your from either, she was Miss Berkshire last year.

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[quote][p][bold]bargain price[/bold] wrote: its not all about looks you know. That's the trouble now a days beauty is only skin deep and I would say well done to her and you are beautiful x[/p][/quote]It's obviously not about where your from either, she was Miss Berkshire last year. http://beautypageant news.com/holly-broom field-crowned-miss-b erkshire-2013/ BarrHumbug
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8:25pm Tue 6 May 14

westbaywonder says...

Not the prettiest thing in Dorset is it!
Not the prettiest thing in Dorset is it! westbaywonder
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8:30pm Tue 6 May 14

bargain price says...

well blow me....... doesn't she live in Dorset ??? How can you win a country queen if she doesn't live here. Thats not right. But calling someone ugly doesn't make you pretty either... I'm just saying it not all about looks
well blow me....... doesn't she live in Dorset ??? How can you win a country queen if she doesn't live here. Thats not right. But calling someone ugly doesn't make you pretty either... I'm just saying it not all about looks bargain price
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11:35pm Tue 6 May 14

jadel19 says...

Well done Holly! FYI, the young women are judged in many categories, and while beauty is subjective, Holly was by far the best on the catwalk and her interview was brilliant. She's also gorgeous to top it off! The Miss England rules state you can enter neighbouring counties within fifty miles... Not that it matters because Holly has relatives and connections to Dorset anyway.

It would be lovely to see the people of Dorset supporting her instead of belittling her win. :)
Well done Holly! FYI, the young women are judged in many categories, and while beauty is subjective, Holly was by far the best on the catwalk and her interview was brilliant. She's also gorgeous to top it off! The Miss England rules state you can enter neighbouring counties within fifty miles... Not that it matters because Holly has relatives and connections to Dorset anyway. It would be lovely to see the people of Dorset supporting her instead of belittling her win. :) jadel19
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10:14am Wed 7 May 14

BarrHumbug says...

jadel19 wrote:
Well done Holly! FYI, the young women are judged in many categories, and while beauty is subjective, Holly was by far the best on the catwalk and her interview was brilliant. She's also gorgeous to top it off! The Miss England rules state you can enter neighbouring counties within fifty miles... Not that it matters because Holly has relatives and connections to Dorset anyway.

It would be lovely to see the people of Dorset supporting her instead of belittling her win. :)
No wonder her interview was brilliant, she must have it off pat by now if she's a serial beauty queen!

I think you'll find people from Dorset will support entrants from Dorset, thats pretty much how it works, the local Berkshire rag would have the same comments if a lady from Dorset won their regional heats?

Then there is the fact one of the judges, current Miss England, must personally know her as they would have been up against each other as neighbouring county winners in last years final, all very pally if you ask me?
[quote][p][bold]jadel19[/bold] wrote: Well done Holly! FYI, the young women are judged in many categories, and while beauty is subjective, Holly was by far the best on the catwalk and her interview was brilliant. She's also gorgeous to top it off! The Miss England rules state you can enter neighbouring counties within fifty miles... Not that it matters because Holly has relatives and connections to Dorset anyway. It would be lovely to see the people of Dorset supporting her instead of belittling her win. :)[/p][/quote]No wonder her interview was brilliant, she must have it off pat by now if she's a serial beauty queen! I think you'll find people from Dorset will support entrants from Dorset, thats pretty much how it works, the local Berkshire rag would have the same comments if a lady from Dorset won their regional heats? Then there is the fact one of the judges, current Miss England, must personally know her as they would have been up against each other as neighbouring county winners in last years final, all very pally if you ask me? BarrHumbug
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2:03pm Wed 7 May 14

bargain price says...

jadel19 wrote:
Well done Holly! FYI, the young women are judged in many categories, and while beauty is subjective, Holly was by far the best on the catwalk and her interview was brilliant. She's also gorgeous to top it off! The Miss England rules state you can enter neighbouring counties within fifty miles... Not that it matters because Holly has relatives and connections to Dorset anyway.

It would be lovely to see the people of Dorset supporting her instead of belittling her win. :)
I was supporting her .... but its like a American wining Miss Britain... if you don't have enough from Dorset then don't hold it... It all out of date anyway women should be judged on looks and as the walk around a stage to look sexy. what are we ? stone age again why not have a Mr &Mrs Dorset maybe more would enter ????
[quote][p][bold]jadel19[/bold] wrote: Well done Holly! FYI, the young women are judged in many categories, and while beauty is subjective, Holly was by far the best on the catwalk and her interview was brilliant. She's also gorgeous to top it off! The Miss England rules state you can enter neighbouring counties within fifty miles... Not that it matters because Holly has relatives and connections to Dorset anyway. It would be lovely to see the people of Dorset supporting her instead of belittling her win. :)[/p][/quote]I was supporting her .... but its like a American wining Miss Britain... if you don't have enough from Dorset then don't hold it... It all out of date anyway women should be judged on looks and as the walk around a stage to look sexy. what are we ? stone age again why not have a Mr &Mrs Dorset maybe more would enter ???? bargain price
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8:40pm Thu 8 May 14

jadel19 says...

Regardless of Miss England possibly knowing Holly, there were also seven other judges that didn't know her, and she still won. If Dorset wants a girl born and bred then they should encourage more entrants. Belittling winners isn't exactly going to encourage that. And before you say non local girls winning it will put people off, it's worth noting that from 2010-2014 only half of the girls who has won the title remained living in Dorset to be able to reign for the full year. And I'm one of them. And the winners could be from Timbuktu for all I care, as long as they care about the area and get involved with local charities. Holly's down the road and has family in the county.

And surely you can't be that supportive when you say how you don't like such contests? There is a male category too, Mr World is held every two years and the current winner was from Coventry.
Regardless of Miss England possibly knowing Holly, there were also seven other judges that didn't know her, and she still won. If Dorset wants a girl born and bred then they should encourage more entrants. Belittling winners isn't exactly going to encourage that. And before you say non local girls winning it will put people off, it's worth noting that from 2010-2014 only half of the girls who has won the title remained living in Dorset to be able to reign for the full year. And I'm one of them. And the winners could be from Timbuktu for all I care, as long as they care about the area and get involved with local charities. Holly's down the road and has family in the county. And surely you can't be that supportive when you say how you don't like such contests? There is a male category too, Mr World is held every two years and the current winner was from Coventry. jadel19
  • Score: 4

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