Thank you once again to everyone who has supported me on my Miss Torquay, Miss London and Miss England journey so far! I am really enjoying the experience and the feeling of knowing we’re all making a difference, however small, for a good cause! It’s so easy to think that a small amount of money won’t count for much but every penny makes a pound and in the words of Tesco – ‘Every little helps!’
I feel it is important now to stress that although Miss England has been running since 1928 the Beauty Pageants are no longer focussed on external beauty, they are an opportunity for young girls to build their confidence and develop their personality and character throughout the various rounds that are now part of the competition. Including an army style sports bootcamp introduced by 2009 winner Katrina Hodge. I have been lucky enough to have had personal training with my friend, the amazing Chessie King who has probably had a bit of a challenge with me as although I wasn’t overweight, I was probably not the healthiest or fittest; gym membership, nope didn’t have one of those! But Chessie has helped me understand the importance of being fit and enjoying exercise, she’s planned my weekly work outs which I do every morning, not just to stay in shape but to feel great too! Now I can take the stairs in my building to the 4th floor without feeling like I’m going to pass out!
After the huge success of the fashion show back in March, it’s time to start organising my next event which will take place on Thursday 28th April at The Duke’s Head in Putney http://www.dukesheadputney.com/ where I will be showcasing the talents of 6 local artists. Music is such a big part of my life and I think everyone can relate to it and how it can make you feel, I would like to use the power of music to bring together the community whilst giving local talent the opportunity to perform and enjoy what they do!
The night is in aid of the 2 chosen charities of Miss London which are Beauty with a Purpose (the official charity of Miss England and Miss World, helping disadvantaged children worldwide, founder Julia Morley is soon to receive a major humanitarian award in Jersey) and St Christopher’s Hospice (providing care to terminally ill individuals and their families). Tickets are just £3 which can be purchased from The Duke’s Head in Putney, on the door on the night or online at https://www.designmynight.com/london/pubs/putney/the-dukes-head/charity-music-gig-hosted-by-lexie-carducci?t=tickets
I will also be doing a music quiz on the night, so make sure to swat up, you could be in with the chance of winning a bottle of bubbly!!! The event is for all the family, so bring your friends along too, I hope it will be a night of local talent, laughter and lots of fun!
A huge thank you once again to my amazing sponsors Wandsworth Radio and Aston Rowe, as well as the official sponsor of Miss London Badarians Property Management. We’re also very proud to say that Angel Eyes, Merola London, Paul Banwell, Skinade, BMA Models and The Hippodrome Casino are all part of the team!
The semi finals of Miss London are this Saturday which is very exciting and I cannot believe how quickly it’s all come round! There are still a couple of days to vote for me in the public vote round. If you’d like to do so, it’s just 50p, you can text MISS LONDON15 to 63333. Check out my promo video too, I spent the week hanging out at London’s top spots, it really is a City of dreams and I hope to welcome newcomers with open arms, just as the people of the City did for me 7 years ago.
Be sure to be on the look out for next month’s Outward magazine as I have a whole article about Miss London and Miss England which will be featured, this should be out at the beginning of May 2016. Also I will be on Wandsworth Tonight on Wandsworth Radio on Friday 22nd April (this Friday!) 6-7pm where I will also be talking about the charity work I have been doing as well as the music gig next week. I will also be doing my regular weekly show tomorrow morning 10am-1pm www.wandsworthradio.com to tune in, Thursday is the new Friday with me!
Massive thank yous all round once again! Make sure you scroll down for a bit about the confirmed artists for the gig on the 28th and I look forward to seeing you there! 🙂
Caroline Ryna is a pop rock / indie singer songwriter currently based in London. Music and poetry have been a huge part of her life ever since. Her songs are a journey through the emotions and self-discovery of a young and determined girl. She sings about listening to the blues in the sparkle of the night, the need of freedom, revenge and the beauty and pain of falling in love. Currently studying at Bimm Institute, she is now in the process of recording her first EP due by the end of the year.’
Isobel is a Singer-Songwriter originally from Salisbury, Wiltshire whose voice has been compared to artists such as KT Tunstall and Bonnie Raitt. Isobel accompanies her singing with tuneful acoustic guitar, with strong chord patterns. Having being brought up around the Blues music from a young age, Isobel cites the blues as her main musical influence. However, she incorporates pop, indie, soul and ambient into her music as well as the blues. Isobel recorded her Debut EP with Curved Air Legend, Michael Wedgwood at his studios in Denmark in late 2012, and soon after release it had already received radio interest from BBC Introuducing UK.
I first bumped into Charlie at a music showcase at The Troubador in Earl’s Court last year. I immediately loved his style and sound and his original song ‘Layla’ has been stuck in my head every since! Charlie is currently completing his course at BIMM in Fulham.
Matthew Dean is from a very talented family, his sister Tasha modelled in my fashion show back in Devon and now I’ve called on Matthew to play at this event. Matthew will be performing an array of covers from pop chart bangers to old school classics!
Beth Keeping is a London-based singer/songwriter known for her story-telling. She gives people a soundtrack to their lives, “to put meaning and excitement back into the small, everyday moments”. She’s planning on releasing her debut EP later this year. In her spare time Beth enjoys learning languages, watching Graham Norton and drinking excessive amounts of tea.
Mark will be playing DJ throughout the evening and will definitely have you up on your feet!