Classic Diamond UK 2021 - Jayne Warburton - Queen Interview.

Jayne was truly bitten by the ’Pageant Bug’, competing in UK pageants since the 1970’s and still loving every minute of them today. We talk getting greener, respecting each Queen’s opinion and how to find your own version of body confidence.


Your Full Name?

Jayne Warburton.

What is your current title?


Classic Diamond UK 2021


How many times did you compete for your title?

Once.


What does your system stand for and why is this important to you?

We celebrate the beauty and diversity of every woman and we are committed to promoting positive body image. This is so important to me as a mother of 4 girls. I have seen first hand the effects unrealistic media images can have on them and others which is why I feel it is extremely important to celebrate all bodies regardless of shape or size, as we are all unique and beautiful in our own way.


Can you tell me a bit about your chosen platform?

I started my platform 🌿Green Queen's 🌿 as a tribute to my late father who was Head Gardener at the hospital where I was born, and my Nan who grew prize winning roses. I was brought up to respect the environment and am very interested in ecological issues so it was a natural thing for me to choose. My first campaign was to get people into gardening so I sent out seeds for them to plant and have had some wonderful feedback so far. I ran a photo pageant to find our first Miss Green Queen and I've also researched different environmental issues and posted information to help make people aware. I have lots of things still to come.

What do Beauty Pageants mean to you and how would you define them?

For me Beauty Pageants have been my life for as long as I can remember, and have given me so many skills to use in everyday situations. The friends I have made and the experiences I have had are an absolute blessing and memories I will never forget. Pageants are a wonderful, community spirited way of using the beauty inside to help others that need us.



When did you enter your first beauty pageant and why?

My Mum entered me in my first pageant when I was 3 years old called Little Miss Pears in 1973. From there I went on to compete right through growing up, and still love competing now.


What is something important you would tell a newcomer to Beauty Pageants?

For someone just starting in pageants, I would say the most important thing for me is to research the different systems as they all have different ideas and ways of doing things. Check All the T&C's And rules/regulations as it could have a big influence on what system is best suited to you.


What is the most important thing you have done or will be doing with your current title?

I aim to use my title to raise funds and further awareness of ecological issues as there is so much happening in the world with the devastating floods, droughts and heartbreaking images we see of families and children caught up in these tragic events.


Do you think it is important for a queen to use her title to support her system and take part in community and charity work?

A crown is not an accessory to look pretty, it is a tool to be used for good, to raise awareness and funds for the chosen charities and to showcase the system and promote positivity to all. So yes, I feel it is very important to work hard and do the best job you possibly can with the title you were honoured with.


What qualities do you think a competitor needs to win a crown?

For me some of the most important qualities are: compassion, commitment, dedication, determination, loyalty, respect, communication and a good sense of humour. These are the fundamental qualities I think are necessary to serve the community and one's I try to adhere to in everything I do.


Do you think a queen is a role model and has responsibilities connected with that?

As a queen you are a spokesperson for your system and the face that everyone sees and associates with. What you do and the way you behave reflects on many others, so you should always behave with respect and compassion to everyone you meet. We are the teachers of our young ones and they look to us to show them what is right and wrong.


How would you explain Beauty Pageants to someone who has never experienced one?

I would say that beauty pageants are a way of finding your own strengths and weaknesses, a way to gain confidence and raise your self esteem by working in the community and getting to strut your stuff on stage and meet new friends. You get to meet many new people while expressing yourself in the outfits you choose.



What's been your greatest learning experience from pageantry?

My greatest learning experience from pageantry has been to never judge a book by its cover! In pageants you will meet a lot of different people,in lots of different situations, and with some very different views. We must always remember to respect other people's choices.

What was running through your head when your name was announced as the winner?

It was such an overwhelming feeling of joy and acceptance. In the run up to finals you are so focused on preparing and making sure you have done all the work needed but in that moment on stage it gives you the confirmation that you did the best you could.


Who is your Beauty Pageant inspiration?

I have so many amazing people that I could mention each with an inspirational story but the two closest to me are Kathryn Osmaya and Samantha Lewis. Kathryn has been through so much and deals with chronic pain daily. She started Streetz, a charity to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds providing them with a brighter future. Sam started Sam's Diamonds cancer support after battling breast cancer herself and wanted to support others through their treatment and beyond. These two strong, amazing women have become dear friends and inspire me everyday to face any challenges and overcome them.


If you have sister queens, tell us how you are as a team and how you support each other etc.

As sister Queen's we are very supportive of each other, always on chats to make sure that everyone is doing OK and sharing tips and events so we are all busy. We know there is alway someone there if we need anything and we had already bonded before the final which was amazing.


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