By Miss North Yorkshire, Dec 18 2017 12:37PM
Miss North Yorkshire organisers offered Miss North Yorkshire 2017, Ellie Newton the opportunity of a lifetime, to travel 5* ALL EXPENSES PAID for 2.5 weeks, to represent England at the 28th World Miss University competition in Cambodia!! Ellie is joined by Miss North Yorkshire 2018 finalists, Amelia and Molly to complete team UK!
The girls boarded their Emirates flight from Newcastle airport to Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh almost 2 weeks ago and there is now just 2 days to go until the big Live International Final where one of the 100 delegates from around the World will be crowned the 28th World Miss University and win a fabulous scholarship!!
Over the 2 weeks in the competition, as well as making friends from all over the world, Ellie and the girls have had the opportunity to visit Cambodia's famous sights including the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat and the Kings Palace, as well as volunteering in a local orphanage of which Ellie said, "Today we had the most eye opening experience I think I have ever had. We visited this gorgeous group of children, who some had no families and others no education until now. They have been taken in from the streets of Cambodia, where they were made to work from as young as the age of 2. They are now being given a full education and so many opportunities. It's crazy the life that we really do take for granted."
In between photoshoots and rehearsals for the live final, Ellie and the girls have also taken part in a peace and environmental forums and got to experience traditional Cambodian dance and entertainment. Of her experience Ellie has said, "It's been an experience of a lifetime, the Angkor Wat was amazing and they put on a candlelit party for us which was incredible!"
A HUGE Good Luck to Ellie, Amelia and Molly in for the international finals, we know they will do Miss North Yorkshire and the UK proud!!! Stay tuned on our Miss North Yorkshire Facebook page for the latest updates and photos!