Spalding's Kasia to use Miss Lincolnshire experience to help others
Spalding’s entrant to this year’s Miss Lincolnshire contest is determined to use her new platform to benefit others.
Although Kasia Chlipala, who lives in the town with her family, didn’t win the coveted Miss Lincolnshire title on Saturday, she is still positive that she can make a difference to the community.
During the judging, which this year took place on Zoom and was broadcast live on Facebook, Polish-born Kasia was complimented on her “relaxing voice” by compere and former DJ Phil Green, while speaking about her positive mental attitude which is still shining through after the judging process.
Speaking to the Free Press after the result she said: “It was so nerve-racking but it was also a really good experience.
“Even though I didn’t win I am very happy that I got the chance to be involved, and I like to think positively about it.
“I would love to apply again for next year’s contest because now that I know more about it I can improve and better myself.
“I am so proud of myself because I’m very shy so this was a really big step for me but I did it!”
During her interview as part of the competition, Kasia was asked about her role model by Miss UK 1999 Nicola Willoughby.
Kasia answered that her mother is her role model, citing her support as a main reason and explaining that she would like to be like her in the future.
Speaking after the competition, Kasia told us how amazed she has been by the support she has been giving during the competition.
“I am absolutely honoured to have been so supported,” she said.
“I really didn’t expect it and I have had so many messages within me good luck from colleagues, family, friends and even people I don’t know
“My family all had tears in their eyes watching me and it’s great to know that there’s so much support for me.
“I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone for their support, their lovely messages and their votes.”
Kasia, who is currently taking part in a charity challenge to complete 1,800 squats before the end of February for Teenage Cancer Trust, is hoping to raise more money for charity while also promoting a healthy lifestyle.
She said: “I’m hoping to use my platform now to inspire and help people, while also growing as a person myself. I certainly want to help the community while also promoting a healthy lifestyle.”
Nine finalists took part in the competition, and as part of the contest, a Miss Popularity was also crowned.
Rebecca Jay Fearn from Skegness scooped up the title, as well as the Miss Lincolnshire crown and Mia Rothwell, from Boston, was given the runner up title.
The new Miss Lincolnshire will now be entered into the Miss England competition, which is hoped to be taking place in Birmingham in May.