Why TV star Emma wants to conquer the Universe
LLANELLI’S Emma Jenkins is in the running to represent Great Britain at the Miss Universe pageant.
Emma, aged 26, is a TV and radio presenter and make-up artist, and will be one of 40 women taking part in the 2019 Miss Universe Great Britain competition in south Wales in July.
Emma previously held the title of Miss Wales in 2015, and went on to compete at Miss World in China later that year.
Now, she has her sights set on a new crown.
In the run-up she will be tasked with a series of challenges and fundraising for A-Sisterhood – an organisation which supports the advancement of women worldwide.
This year, money from the fundraising will be donated to Llamau, a homeless charity in Wales which runs special projects to help homeless women; the National Centre for Female Genital Mutilation which aims to put an end to the practice by 2030; Stop Acid Attacks in India which helps survivors of acid violence; and The Black Mambas which is South Africa’s first all-female antipoaching unit protecting the rhino.
A donation will also be made by A-Sisterhood to a female cause chosen and supported by the 2019 titleholder.
The final (from July 11 to 13) will include a Bring A Bra Ball organised for A-Sisterhood with finalists and their guests donating bras which will be sent to women in Africa in association with Smalls for All; an empowerment day lead by one of the UK’s foremost leadership coaches; and a catwalk show before a panel of judges from the beauty and fashion industry.
Emma, who is a familiar face to S4C viewers, said: “I am really excited to have been selected as a finalist for Miss Universe Great Britain this year and will be doing all that I can in the next few months to prepare.
“Miss Universe is one of the biggest pageants in the world, it’s going to be an adventure!
“When I was crowned Miss Wales back in 2015, I really didn’t think it could get any better. The support the entire country showed me when I went on to compete at Miss World was so overwhelming, so I’m hoping they’ll get behind me once again for this new challenge!
“For the last four years I have been involved with Llanelli Women’s Aid, and I plan to continue working with them as a finalist. It means so much to be able to be part of the team, the work they do is so important.”
The Miss Universe Great Britain operates a NOT IN VAIN campaign as part of the competition which acknowledges the efforts and calibre of finalists.
The current Miss Universe Great Britain is 25-year-old Dee-Ann Kentish Rogers, a barrister and former Commonwealth Games athlete from Birmingham.
The current Miss Universe is Catriona Gray from The Philippines.
Emma Jenkins looking to represent Great Britain in the Miss Universe competition.