Debbie & Laura are extremely passionate about pageantry and after over 30 years each in the industry are thrilled to present a system for all levels for contestants who will enjoy a spectacular pageant experience during a glamorous Grand Final event held in Cheshire each year in September. Their experience between them will give you as a contestant the confidence to take to a pageant stage and shine. They have both competed for many years with great success and have helped many contestants, including their own daughters, to confidently take to various pageant stages with confidence and great success. Heidi (Debbie's daughter) currently holds the title of Miss Midlands UK and Erin (Laura's daughter) held the title of Miss Jr Teen Great Britain and went on to appear in the BBC TV reality show Heartbreak Holiday!
Erin and Heidi are on hand to assist their mums and to offer support to the contestants in anyway they can.
Laura White has over 30 years’ experience in the beauty pageant industry since winning her first title in 1986 and has recently been awarded a National Pageant Lifetime Achievement Award.
During her time competing between 1986-1992 She has won numerous local and national titles including:
Miss Llanelli, Miss Dyfed, Miss Penarth, Miss Brains, Miss Jacksons, Miss Lovely Legs.
Laura qualified twice for the BBC live televised final of Miss United Kingdom before scooping the Miss Great Britain Wales title and Welsh Model of the Year in 1989. She has also competed internationally at the Miss International Tourism 1991 and at the Mrs. Europe 1992 where she won the Mrs. Swimsuit title.!
Laura took a break from pageants to raise her family and complete an Honors Degree in Education and studied a postgraduate Masters Diploma in Social Work whilst working in primary schools and special educational settings, and then returned to the pageant community as the proud Queen Mother of
Erin White - Miss Junior Teen Great Britain 16/17.
Laura writes for a national pageant magazine, a pageant blog, has appeared in The Daily Mail for a feature about how to stay looking fabulous over 50 and is an experienced and respected pageant judge., she is an active fundraiser and advocate for charities close to her heart.
Laura and Erin's charity of choice is Epilepsy Action.
Debbie Hughes was also a teen pageant girl herself back in the 80's competing at the Miss England heats in Staffordshire and modelled on the catwalk for Italian designer Benetton for a number of years. She went on to enjoy a successful career in local radio for many years after competing for the title of Miss Signal Radio back in 1986 and subsequently being interviewed live on radio. She went on to sit in on interviews with many celebrities including Olly Murs, Take That, Will Young, 5SOS to name but a few, and worked on many high profile events. Her pageant journey now includes supporting her daughter Heidi Leake who competed for 3 years at Miss Teen Great Britain and now holds the title of Miss Midlands UK.
Heidi supports the charity MIND through her own work as Miss Midlands UK and will be helping to support the pageant to raise as much a she can to support the charity.
In her spare time Debbie is an NHS volunteer, teen mentor and ambassador for a Staffordshire based charity called The Peter Pan Centre. She has sponsored dozens of pageant contestants over the past 7 years through her business The Prom Dressing Room, including many Miss Great Britain finalists, Miss Grand England Christina Baker at her International Finals in Asia, and many other girls. She has previously co founded 2 local charity pageants which jointly raised over £40,000 for charity during their 3 years! She loves to support contestants through their own journeys and helps in any way she can with their individual appearances and fundraisers. Debbie is also the founder and event director of the National Pageant Industry Awards.
Debbie's charities of choice are MIND and The Peter Pan Centre
After many years competing as a latin dancer, Heidi Leake first competed at Miss Junior Teen Great Britain at the age of just 14! She took the competition by storm and walked away with the side award for Fun Fashion and the first runner up place. The following 2 years she competed in the older age division of MTGB as the youngest contestant and placed in the top 10 and took home side awards for Miss Photogenic and Miss Publicity. During this time she coached the finalists at the Miss Birmingham Heat of Miss England on their catwalk, those years as a latin dancer proved invaluable out on a catwalk, she has also coached the contestants of 2 charity pageants, she has modelled on the catwalk a number of times for evening gown designer Kiss me Kate, and is also the face of Norse Dragon Armoury, modelling as their Viking Princess! Last year she went on to compete in her first "Miss" pageant in Birmingham, after placing first runner up at the fourth heat she went on to take the title of Miss Midlands UK! Heidi now studying Fashion in her 2nd year at college and works part time for Mercedes.
Heidi's charity of choice is MIND alongside her work as reigning queen with her director Hannah Murtagh.
And last but by no means least Erin White
Erin started her stage career in musical theatre with starring roles in 'Oliver' 'Aladdin' 'Annie' & 'Alice in Wonderland' before progressing to the pageant stage. Her first contest was Miss Jr Teen Great Britain where she placed top 7 and won Miss Congeniality. She then placed 2nd runner-up at Miss Teen Galaxy aged just 14 before going on later that year to scoop the coveted Miss Jr Teen Great Britain crown. During this time Erin featured on the cover of 2 national pageant magazines. After handing over her crown Erin stayed active in the pageant community whilst concentrating on her college studies. Last summer Erin was cast in BBC1 reality series Heartbreak Holiday and spent 6 weeks on location filming in Greece. The series is still available on iPlayer. Erin is currently at University studying Television Production BA(hons) and is aiming to be a successful documentary and filmmaker of the future. Erin is an official ambassador for Epilepsy Action and she has been featured in their national publicity campaigns. Erin is currently a finalist for Miss Royal International UK after recently winning the Miss Photogenic title and is hoping to represent the UK in America next year at Miss Royal International 2021.
So we think it's safe to say you are in very capable hands with Laura, Debbie, Erin & Heidi your Miss Pageant Queen UK Directors