Emily Bunce, crowned Miss Coventry 2017, hopes to raise the profile of women in science at her Miss England finals appearance.
Miss Bunce won the Miss Coventry title on a third attempt this weekend, where the runners up were Paris Allen and Jodie Duckworth. Bunce is a biomedical scientist and hopes to diminish the stereotypes associated with Miss England pageants, as well as scientists who, she says, have talents away from the white coats.
“It still doesn’t feel real,” Bunce said on winning Miss Coventry.
“The Miss England Finals are held at Resorts World in Birmingham this July so I’m very lucky I don’t have to travel far for it. I have a lot of preparation to finalise before the event. But my main aim is to promote females in science.”
“It’s fair to say the whole room was emotional and I certainly cried. I have worked so hard for three years, learning with every step – and I finally did it.”
“It meant the world to me and everyone was so supportive,” Emily reflected.
Emily is a former Miss Nuneaton winner, and she is now reaching out to her city for support in the national competition in July. Miss World would be the next step for the winner of Miss England.
There are several ways people can show support.
“People can follow me on social media to start, everything I do will be on there,” Emily says.
“I am also in search of an 80’s band to help with my next charity event too. There will be charity events, sports rounds, eco outfits and all sorts of things so I’ll need help with it all.”
“I’m looking forward to the year ahead with excitement and a bit of fear, but it’s going to be incredible.”