Inspired by the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio, this year’s Miss Newcastle is set to be crowned in carnival style at the city’s prestigious Civic Centre on June 3.
More than 400 corporate guests along with the contestants’ friends and family will gather for the glamorous black tie event, which promises all the thrills, colour and rhythm of a traditional South American festival.
The evening, which is supported by a number of local businesses alongside the main sponsor, Intu Shopping Centres Eldon Square and MetroCentre, will see 20 girls competing to be crowned Miss Newcastle 2016, with last year’s winner, Vicky Turner, there on the night to pass the honour onto the victor.
The winning girl will also go on to compete in the semi finals of Miss England next year.
Lesley Lister, managing director of Tyne Tees Models, is the host of this glamorous event, which is now in its ninth year.
She says: “We are bringing the flavour of South American carnival to every aspect of Miss Newcastle this year. The room will be decorated in vibrant pink, orange, yellow, blue and green, while samba sounds and a live steel band will welcome guests into our carnival extravaganza and open the show with an explosion of colourful rhythm and dance.”
In addition to choosing a potential Miss England, the event will also raise funds for Cash 4 Kids on the night.
Lesley explains: “Each year we have been privileged to work alongside some amazing local charities and we raised a massive £8200 for Tiny Lives in 2015.
“This year, we are thrilled to be collaborating with Cash 4 Kids, an organisation that responds to the needs of children in our communities, working with and helping them live life to the full and realise their individual potential.”
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