Miss England 2007 Judging Panel

Miss England 2007 will be held over a three day period 28th - 30th June 2007

More judges wil be added nearer the date of the final

So far judges during the three days include ;



Elizabeth Laskar

Co-founder of the Ethical fasion forum


Elizabeth Laskar, Director of Global Communications for the EFC, has worked in the non profit sector for the last 10 years. She is Co-Founder of the Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF) and sits on the EFF Board. As the public interface of EFF she has been involved with international development in Ghana, South Africa and the commonwealth. She is a certified image consultant with extensive experience producing ethical fashion shows, photo shoots, writes and speaks on ethical fashion, image and style.  Elizabeth is a partner in a pioneering fair trade design label called Juste, sits on a round table discussion at the House of Lords for Sustainable Enterprise and is on the steering committee for the Young Leaders Integrity Alliance (YLIA) which focuses on the recognition and development of young leaders worldwide.






Eva Proudman

Racoon international

Eva Proudman is the managing director of Racoon International.  Racoon is the UK's leading supplier of hair extensions and has over 2000 salons nationwide.  Racoon provide a wide selection of hair from real and synthetic extensions to Micro Wefts. 


Racoon are proud sponsors of the Best Hair award for the second year running in the Miss England event





Chris Fountain (Actor)

Winner of the British soap awards for best storyline, Hollyoaks star Chris Fountain who plays Justin In Hollyoaks.

Chris made a number of small TV appearances before landing the role of Justin Burton in 2003. Justin has consistently fallen off the rails since, and every attempt to get his life back on track seems to end in disaster. His part in Becca Dean's imprisonment and subsequent death has left Justin even more isolated than ever.






Eric Way (Designer)

was a Judge for Miss World 2002 when Miss Turkey (Azra Akin) was crowned Miss World in London. Previous to that he was wardrobe co-ordinator for all 104 Miss World contestants after making a profile for himself in the fashion industry.


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Eric Way has kindly donated a designer gown worth £4500 and a pair of shoes from his new collection worth £350 to the new Miss England Winner and is delighted that the Miss England 2007 pageant is supporting the Walk with Cancer Charity , to which he is the founder.





Cameron Mehlhopt

Cameron Mehlhopt is the CEO and co-founder of the international online talent casting service, StarNow.co.uk. Founded in 2004, StarNow.co.uk has grown to over 500,000 members and 20,000 casting calls worldwide.

StarNow.co.uk is an online talent casting service that operates essentially as a type of ‘online classifieds for entertainers.’

StarNow.co.uk is a bronze sponsor of the Miss England 2007 competition and has been for the past three years. Cameron Mehlhopt is an official judge for the Miss England Talent Prize.

For more information, visit http://www.starnow.co.uk







Rani Singh

(Actress & presenter)

The first South Asian to complete a BA in Performance Arts, Rani was immediately head-hunted by Channel 4. It was the start of a successful and on-going career on the small screen. Best known for her role in EastEnders as shopkeeper Sufia Karim, Rani became one of the most famous female Asian faces on British TV and longest serving Asian character in soap.Some of Rani’s more recent guest roles were in BBC1’s comedy drama Roger Roger (December 2003),  The Bill (Spring 2004) and BBC1’s Casualty (Jan 2005).Rani was recently seen in a primetime BBC1 three part drama series and is part of the cast of BBC’s Silver Street  with a challenging bilingual role!     

TV Producer and Presenter

 Dedicated to children’s welfare and education, Rani has written and presented from Rainbow and Playschool to CBeebies’ Bedtime Programmes  for CBeebies through 2006.





Andrew Minarik (Hairdresser)

Andrew Minarik owner of Minarik's , one of Leicestershires leading hair salons has been head of Hairdressing for the Miss World pageant for three years 2002-2004 . Andrew and his team styled over 100 contestants in the last event held in Sanya China . Andrew has been involved with styling beauty pageants for the last 13 years with Angie Beasley the national organiser of Miss England.






Liz Brewer


The Shadows, Lulu, Cilla Black , Paul McCartney and Ivana Trump have given Liz an appetite for organising extravagant and memorable events.  Some may remember Liz from the recent ITV series "Ladette to Lady" which is currently filming the new series .

Liz Brewer's first book 'The Party Bible' was published in April 2003 and she had signings at Waterstones at Harrods, when she was first heralded around the entire shop led by a Bagpipe playing Highlander and WHSmith Sloane Square.

(pictured is Liz Brewer (right) with Ivana Trump) www.lizbrewer.com






Nic Wood (Picture Editor)

Nic wood has been involved in editing at Fairlight Studios for many different photographers over the  years including Lou Denim , Elise Du Montet , Karin Holme ,and Yu kuan and Evelina Stechnija . How have worked for many different agents publications and fashion labels including Dazed and Confused , Maxim, Fhm, Loaded ,The Guardian , Slease nation and Michiko Koshino to name but a few. www.fairlightstudios.com

This is the second year Fairlight studios have been the Photographic award sponsor of Miss England .








Katrina Leeder, the Face of Helen e cosmetics

We are proud to have Katrina (from Airline) as the face of Helen E judging the Miss England final.


Katrina suffered from cancer three times and has recovered.  She has had a kidney, spleen, half her left lung and part of her diaphragm removed and has now been repaired with plastic prostheses.  Despite this she lives a full life and is the proud mother of her beautiful twin daughters, Freya and Clarissa now age two. 

Katrina  Leeder, 32,  has been  featured on the TV documentary Airline which has been shown regularly on Sky TV for the last 8 years. The programmes were recorded from 1998 to 2001 and the episode which featured her marriage to husband Julian, 37 was first screened in January 1999 to 13 million viewers. It was nominated for a BAFTA Award for the most memorable moment on TV in 1999.






Lizzy Cundy

Lizzie Cundy is married to former Chelsea & Tottenham Footballer and TalkSport presenter Jason Cundy. She has modelled most of her life for designers like Jasper Conran and The Eammanuels. She has also appeared in 3 James Bond's films alongside Piers Bronsan as well having appeared a couple of times in Eastenders.


More recently she has appeared on ITV's This Morning show as a fashion guru and presented on the series 'A Day with a Designer'.


Since her husband was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer some years ago she has become heavily involved in fundraising and they are now both Patrons of the Everyman Charity....




Guy Burnet (Actor)

Guy Burnet is television actor best known for playing Craig Dean in the  Hollyoaks since 2002.

Before taking on the role of Craig, Guy could have become a professional footballer in Israel.





HD Ackerman


HD Ackerman is the former South African Test cricketer who showed his international pedigree last summer by emerging as one of the most prolific runscorers in English county cricket with 1,804 runs in the County Championship four-day competition alone.


His remarkable success as a stylish batsman included making the highest individual first-class score in Leicestershire’s history, an unbeaten triple century against Glamorgan, while he also played a major part in the Club’s second Twenty20 Cup triumph in the space of three years.


The 34-year-old from Cape Town played four Test Matches for his country earlier in his career before committing his future to Leicestershire by signing for the Club under a Kolpak agreement and he captained the county in his first season at Grace Road in 2005.






Anh Mao (Designer)


Haute Couture Bridal and Evening wear designer, base in Newcastle upon Tyne. Mao Couture gowns employed imaginative striking in design. As a qualify Textile/Fashion designer with a combination of textile knowledge and creative use of colour and texture allowed me to develop and create our own material and laces for each of our gowns. “Each piece as a piece of works of Arts”

The Creator of  Miss World Wardrobe for Miss England 2007. Runner up for North East Region Business Award 2001 Nominated for LFF young Designer of the year 2003 A regular Arts and Culture consultant for many Arts Organisations in the North East.


5 Dunnykirk Avenue


Newcastle upon Tyne

NE3 3YY.

Tel: 0191 2869293 

Mobile: 07946646733

Email:  maocouture@yahoo.co.uk

Website:  www.maocouture.webeden.co.uk







Monica Grenfell (Editor)

Monica Grenfell has been the News of the World's Health Editor since 1998. A Biochemist by profession, Monica started her career in the food industry as a scientist before turning to nutrition journalism in the 1980's. She has written for numerous publications including GQ magazine, SHE, WOMAN'S JOURNAL, COSMOPOLITAN, THE TIMES, SUNDAY MIRROR  and many more.  

Monica is a major presence in America where her books are published by media giant Time Warner and she appears on television there regularly as guest presenter.   Monica has written nine diet books including her international best-seller 5 DAYS TO A FLATTER STOMACH. Other books include CELLULITE BUSTER, FABULOUS IN A FORTNIGHT, BEAT YOUR BODY CHAOS and THE REVENGE DIET.   Monica is also a qualified fitness professional.   








Kemal originates from the TRNC (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus), and currently lives in the capital city of London.   Kemal came to fame through the 6th edition of the show in 2005, and was easily one of the most outrageous and controversial characters the show had ever seen.

"Big Brother is one of the craziest, most enjoyable yet most psychologically disturbing experiences I have ever embarked upon” reflects Kemal.   Favourite to win the show for the first few weeks, Kemal embarked on this challenge with no expectations and great desire.  

After leaving, October 2005 he was asked to feature in top London fashion show for fashion house Kaiz Boutique. Kemal went on to be one of six celebrities to design a clothing collection that reflected the elements of his personality. He has since launched his own online fashion accessorise store 'MissBlingBaby.com'.





Gavin Harrison


Gavin Harrison has been a fashion photographer for over 15 years. Based at his Leicester  studio, most of his work takes him overseas to America and Barcelona.  Clients have included Austin Reed , John Smedley and British Airways . His work has been shown in publications such as the Independant , Arena , Tatler , Vogue and the Sunday Times . Gavin Harrison photography Tel 07850 090094








Mohmed Razip Hasan  

(Tourism Malaysia)          


Director Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, Responsible for managing National Tourist Office of Malaysia and marketing Malaysia as leading tourist destination in the South East Asia region among British and Irish travellers. These include management of resources and implementation of corporate and business strategies. Among the core responsibilities are formulating strategies based on market trends and intelligent carry out marketing activities such as advertising and promotions, public and travel industry relations.




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