Interview Ella Johnson - June 2016
1. Which charity did you raise money for and why?
I'm currently a Miss England quarter finalist, so I jumped to raise money for the organisations charity, called 'beauty with a purpose' which contributes to many national and international humanitarian projects.
So far I'm just shy of £500!
2. What got you involved in the Miss England competition and are there any prejudicious towards such competitions?
I was approached at a fashion event in Birmingham back in December. After going home and doing my own research, I saw what the amazing work the organisation does for charity and was inspired to get involved.
There are certain assumptions around the pageant industry, along the lines that people involved are superficial and I’ve always had people judge me for my blonde hair and interest in make-up and fashion, it’s only human nature to do so. I felt doing this was able to show people you can have an interest in certain things but that doesn’t necessarily mean you fit a certain profile.
I am hoping to study philosophy at Durham University in the upcoming academic year, I want to show young people that passion for education is nothing to be ashamed of and is an amazing thing to have aspirations in.
I have also met so many amazing, talented and academic people through this process, which may surprise people.