Local beauty pageant queen places in top 10 for Miss International UK

Date published: 30 July 2021

A beauty queen from Rochdale has placed in the top 10 finalists for Miss International UK, one of the world’s largest beauty pageants.

Demi-Lee Mills, 21, of Kingsway, holds the current title of Miss Lancashire International 2021 and previously held the title of Miss Natural Beauty England 2019/20.

Previously a runner-up in Miss Natural Beauty England 2018/19, Demi-Lee placed in the top 10 at this year’s Miss International UK grand final, which was held on 23 July.


Demi-Lee Mills
Demi-Lee Mills


An ambassador for raising awareness of sexual assault, Demi-Lee has been working with the Rochdale-based Parents Against Grooming UK group, which was formed in 2014.

Parents Against Grooming UK (PAG) opened a permanent walk-in centre on Yorkshire Street in 2019 to help give survivors of child sexual abuse a voice as well as offering counselling referral, drug and alcohol help, suicide awareness, internet awareness and homelessness awareness.




Demi-Lee, who has previously bravely spoken about being sexually assaulted, said: “After experiencing grooming and sexual assault, I wanted to try to find a way to prevent it from happening to others. PAG had everything and more. They feel that all parents have an inherent right to be informed about the dangers their children potentially face in a modern society.

“I currently volunteer every Monday and hope to do more for this amazing team of people.”

Miss International UK has been held since 2013, the winner of which goes on to compete in the Miss International final in Japan. First held in 1960, Miss International is the fourth largest pageant in the world along with Miss World, Miss Universe and Miss Earth.

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