Miss North East GB was first started in 2015 by Headline Models. After successfully launching Miss Newcastle GB in 2014 and before that Miss Sunderland in 2009 making it one of the biggest pageants in the North East it soon became part of something bigger. Miss Durham GB and Miss Teesside were also launched making it one event, with four titles each winner representing their city at the Miss Great Britain final.
In 2015 it was Miss Great Britain’s 70th year and Miss North East GB carried the theme celebrating icons over the decades. Set against a stunning new venue the Grand Marquee at Wynyard Hall it was a huge success. The winners that year were Miss Newcastle GB Melissa Crawford, Miss Sunderland GB Sarah Douglas, our first Miss Durham GB Lauren Wells and respectively Miss Teesside GB Ellie Potter.
In 2014 Miss Newcastle GB was launched with its Masquerade theme and the final was held as the Assembly Rooms in Newcastle. The winner of the first Miss Newcastle GB was the beautiful Nicole Bailey. In the same year Miss Sunderland GB was crowned with its Alice and Wonderland theme and Natasha Phelps became its sixth winner.
Over the years the themes have been a huge part of the pageant history. In 2013 the Circus come to town with all its extravaganza and held at Rainton Meadows Arena Anya Gould was crowed. The previous year the organisers turned up the heat with a Carnival Atmosphere and Rebecca Mason was crowned Miss Sunderland 2012. In the same year Miss Northumberland crowned its second winner Stephanie Loraine. 2011 had one of the most successful launches, which took place at Newcastle Airport with a Jet 2 747 as it’s backdrop to launch the campaign and its Vegas theme. The winner that year was Philippa Attle was crowed in front of over 500 people in a packed out Rainton Meadows Arena. Also that year Miss Northumberland was launched and its first winner Laura was crowned.
In 2010 Miss Sunderland had its first final at Pullman Lodge and vintage theme, Miss Sunderland 2010 was Tamzin Cummings who went on to be the most successful winner to date, just missing out on the national title. In 2009 Miss Sunderland was launched at the Stadium of Light, a brand new event for the region. Its first winner was Alexandra Devine.
THEMES & FUNDRAISING
Each year the themes get bigger and more exciting. Previous themes have been.
Moulin Rouge, Icons, Alice in Wonderland, Masquerade, Circus, Rio Carnival, Vegas, Vintage and Olympics to name a few. If you have a theme you would like us to introduce drop us an email.
The heart of the Miss story has and always will be the charity element. To date it has raised over £90K for a number of charities in the North East and help inspire young women to go that extra mile and help make a difference. Charities we have supported over years are:
Butterwick Hospice/Global’s Make Some Noise/Cash For Kids/Foundation of Light/St Oswalds/Marie Curie Cancer Care/Grace House/Help for Heroes.