A former actress based in Milton Keynes has announced her intention to enter the Miss Great Britain contest, which is scheduled to be held the day before her 47th birthday.
Ann Marie Robinson will enter the competition in October, taking part in a recently announced category for women aged 45+ to enter known as Ms Great Britain Classic. This section was won by Kirsty Fletcher in 2021.
Robinson’s resume has seen her compete in pageants since she turned 18, winning a number of various titles in the North West of England and reaching two Miss UK finals. She also represented the UK at a Mrs Universe event in 2012 and England at a Mrs World contest in 2017.
She has also appeared in TV show Brookside, and has previously written articles for Celebrate:MK. She lives in Milton Keynes with husband Karl Robinson, who works as the manager for Oxford United FC and previously managed MK Dons.
Talking about her decision, she voiced her excitement to get back into the pageant world and to try to break down the stigma of entering these events.
She said, “I believed my pageant days were well and truly over, I am super excited to be dusting of my stilettos and taking the stage again.
“I have competed in pageants since the age of 18, winning various titles, Miss Wirral, Miss Merseyside, Miss Manchester and I have been a Miss UK finalist twice.
“If any readers are thinking about entering then I would say just go for it, step outside your comfort zone!
“I want to break down the stigma of pageants, I can certainly say that my experiences in the pageant world has most definitely improved my confidence over the year. They do give you a focus; a focus on selfcare and furthermore they give you a voice to share your platform.”
In addition to these duties, Robinson is the co-founder of MK-based BMR Health and Wellbeing, which helps deliver mental health first aid training and work with individuals and organisations on work place wellbeing strategies.
Robinson said she wants to continue to educate people in the world of mental health and continue to raise awareness of the importance of this topic area.
She has also set up fundraising pages for Cancer Research UK, and for Alex’s Wish. The second of these is a charity set-up to eradicate Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which is an aggressive form of Muscular Dystrophy that affects 1 in every 3,500 boys born. This condition sees every single muscle destroyed due to a lack of protein, and also affects the heart and lungs.
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, Robinson’s company BMR Health and Wellbeing are offering the chance for one delegate per organisation to attend a FREE MHFA England Mental Health Awareness course 4hr online RRP is £125.00, but this is FREE to those who get in contact, who can do so by emailing email@example.com
Anyone who looks to keep up with Robinson’s activities, which will see her create various events leading up to the Ms GB event, can follow her Instagram page @actressann