Bethany Harris won Miss Wales 2018 . Miss Wales 2017, Hannah Williams crowned Bethany. Her first and second runners up, respectively, are Celyn George from Swansea and Holly Pilling from Chepstow. Twenty eight finalists were in the running for the crown.
The coronation gala was the culmination of three days of grand final events. These included a charity ball to raise funds for disadvantaged children in Wales. Furthermore, the finalists undertook an empowerment day, designed to help them grow in confidence and turn their ambitions into reality. All finalists had to fundraise for Beauty With A Purpose. They raised a terrific total of £19,000!
The final show consisted of a patriotic Welshwear opening, a red dress then eveningwear catwalk. In addition, all finalists had one to one interviews with the panel of six judges. Bethany is overjoyed at her achievement! She told media reporters
“I am really excited for my year and want to be as busy as possible, getting involved with Welsh charities and community organisations. Winning Miss Wales is a dream come true and I want to use this year to encourage other girls to go for whatever it is they want. Nothing is guaranteed but you have to aim high. For me and the other finalists, I know that the Miss Wales experience has been a huge confidence booster. I would encourage anyone else who fancies the adventure of it, to give it a go.”
The role of Miss Wales is perfect for Bethany. Her press announcement emphasises her official biography for the contest, which states, “My philosophy in life is to enjoy every opportunity that arises and to treat others the way I would like to be treated myself. Helping and supporting others is an avenue I am keen to explore…” Bethany is twenty years old and currently works as a retail assistant. She would like to go to University in the near future.