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Dominic Gover, reporter
Thursday, July 21, 2011
A new Miss England has been crowned at a swanky ceremony. Just don’t mention that she comes from a Welsh village, speaks Gaelic and her mother is Hungarian.
Student Alize Mounter, 22, was crowned the winner on Tuesday night.
Judges were blown away by Miss Mounter’s display in three rounds, including modelling sportswear, evening wear and a red and white ‘national costume’ designed for the competition.
Kensington resident Alize, who was the Miss Everymodel contestant, declared her shock that she had beaten 15 other models in front of 600 people to get her hands on the crown. She said: “Even when you’re tipped as a favourite, you never allow yourself to think you might win.I’m so excited, I can’t believe it. I never expected to win.”
Now the girl from the Welsh valley village of Beddau, near Pontypridd, becomes an ambassador for England.There is also the Miss World contest to look forward to, later this year.
No novice to the modelling world, Miss Mounter appeared on reality TV show Britain’s Next Top Model, as well as modelling for USA brand Abercrombie and Fitch.But the young woman is not just a pretty face, as she speaks French.
She lists her greatest achievement as raising more than £4,000 for various charities.
First runner-up in the Miss England competition was Miss London Rissikat Bade.
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