Making a positive difference
The newly-crowned Miss Hampshire has set her sights on supporting young people from across the community.
Channon Kail, who works in Human Resources at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham, is aiming to draw on personal experience and use her role to help young girls suffering from anxiety and depression.
During the past two years, Channon has worked with a number of local charities including The Rowans Hospice, Hannah’s Holiday Homes and Trinity Winchester, collectively raising more than £3,000.
Channon explained: “Fundraising to me is the biggest element of the pageant and I am passionate about giving back. I was inspired by Miss Hampshire 2015, Larissa Hirst, to enter and she has been my role model.
“Seeing how confident she was made me want to give it a go and as a result I have beaten my anxiety and depression, using the Miss England pageants as my therapy!
“I would like to be a role model for young girls and prove that women aren't objects, we do have a purpose and we can succeed in anything we set our minds to.”
Channon will now progress to represent the county at Miss England, in Southport on 20th and 21st July, where 50 regional winners will attempt to clinch the title and a £25,000 prize.