Woman banned from entering Miss England for being a mother

A mother has been kicked out of the Miss England beauty pageant because she has a daughter after organisers say it is against their policy.

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Miss England director: Mother's entry unfair on child

The director of the Miss England competition says letting a mother enter would be unfair on the child and the family.

In a statement, Angie Beasley told ITV News that any winner of the competition would find it difficult to split attention between the role of being Miss England and being a mother.

Miss World and Miss England are both run by mothers who have normal family values. It is both unfair on the child and her family to take the mother away from home for the year whilst she travels the globe helping charity causes for children. It raises issues about who would take care of the child/children whose mother was fortunate to win. Surely it seems obvious to anyone that for a mother to devote herself fully to a role such as Miss England or Miss World that it would be unfair on any child...

We all see celebrities such as Victoria Beckham and Beyonce as being successful working mums in the limelight. But these people are top celebrities with nannies and the funds to pay for such a lifestyle. Miss England and Miss World become charity ambassadors for the year... and don't have the same support like the top celebrities have, especially when they are first starting out .

– Angie Beasley, Director of Miss England

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