A 24-year-old social media marketing executive who was given a 5% chance to live at birth has been crowned Miss Brighton 2021.
Danielle Evans, from Rottingdean has won the prestigious pageant crown following a virtual selection process that included her speaking on her rugby passion, with her ambitions to break the stereotypes that women cannot both compete on the field and also on the beauty stage.
Born prematurely, Danielle is no stranger to defying odds having had her birth at 26 weeks causing a variety of health problems such as brain cognition, asthma and lung difficulties that require regular hospital treatment and also place her as a high-risk person across the current Corona Virus outbreak where she has been forced to shield at home.
Despite this, she has achieved a Fashion Photography degree at Southampton Solent University followed by a master’s degree in digital marketing at Brighton Business School.
Following restrictions being lifted, she has declared that she would like to help play a part in bringing communities together across Brighton with taking part in events and supporting small businesses a key focus in her aims to bring some positivity and life back to the city.
She previously attended last February’s ‘Miss Great Britain’ competition and got involved in the ‘try me’ rugby campaign to encourage more women to take up the sport, just as she had during her undergraduate degree.
She now plays for Horsham Ladies rugby team and is looking forward to getting back when she can to training.
Danielle when speaking about her motivations, explained that she wanted to help the evolution of pageantry as being a plus sized, curvy woman she wanted to represent the city she loved which is known for its unique nature which is revered as a home for inclusivity and diversity, an ethos she firmly stands by.