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First woman of colour crowned Miss Wales in contest’s 70 year history

09 May 2022 2 minute read
Darcey Corria is crowned Miss Wales (Credit: Miss Wales)

Darcey Corria from Barry was named this year’s Miss Wales in a ceremony in Newport on Sunday evening.

Darcey, 21, who works as a carer, comes from a mixed Welsh-Caribbean family and is the first BAME winner in the pageant’s 70 year history.

In a video message posted on Facebook immediately after she was crowned Miss Wales, Darcey said: “So I have just won Miss Wales 2022 making me the first woman of colour to be crowned Miss Wales.

“I’m absolutely elated. I’m so grateful. It feels so surreal. I want to thank my friends and family and everyone who supported me along the way. I’m so excited to see where this journey takes me. Thank you.”

It was the second accolade of the weekend for the beauty queen who also won the Spirit Of Miss Wales award for her hard work and dedication in fighting for equality.

Miss Wales Darcey Corria (Credit: Miss Wales)

Miss Wales is the Welsh qualifier for Miss World.

According to Miss Wales organisers – ‘The competition is dedicated to empowering young women and fundraising for the Miss World charity, Beauty With A Purpose, which helps disadvantaged children worldwide.

‘From the moment they are selected, Miss Wales finalists enjoy a calendar of experiences including photoshoots and special events as well as fundraising opportunities and media interviews.’

Darcey was chosen after a three day grand final which involved an empowerment day, a charity ball and a catwalk show.

She is now automatically guaranteed a place at Miss World – where she will join young women from more than 100 different countries from around the globe.

She also wins a package of prizes and a year of VIP experiences.


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Stuart Cane
Stuart Cane
4 months ago

Great – another small step forwards in the fight for equality. Next step is to ditch the outdated dinosaur that is Miss Wales / Miss World. Feel free to add your anti-woke comments below…

Cynan
Cynan
4 months ago
Reply to  Stuart Cane

Agree and agree.

hdavies15
hdavies15
4 months ago
Reply to  Stuart Cane

Woke ? Anti-woke ? What on earth has that got to do with wanting to remove another symbol of the “meat market” approach to women ? Get a grip Stuart, it’s not all about you.

Cynan
Cynan
4 months ago
Reply to  hdavies15

I could be wrong, but I think Stuart is advocating the ending of the “meat market” approach to women. The “anti-woke” comment seems a challenge to those who might describe themselves in that way (the same sort of people who might bang on about the “PC brigade” or the “leftist elitists” of the South Wales valleys)

arthur owen
arthur owen
4 months ago

Why can’t young women do what they want? Or do the other male posters here know best?

Cynan
Cynan
4 months ago
Reply to  arthur owen

I’ve heard the same argument in favour of prostitution.

arthur owen
arthur owen
4 months ago
Reply to  Cynan

Yes, and I would agree with that provided it really is a free choice.

Cynan
Cynan
4 months ago
Reply to  arthur owen

Maybe. But it so often isn’t is it?

arthur owen
arthur owen
4 months ago
Reply to  Cynan

I agree,but what is wrong is the coercion not the activity.Anyway I don’t think many people are coerced to enter beauty contests.This is wat the argument is about and introducing prostitution into the argument is ared herring..

Cynan
Cynan
4 months ago
Reply to  arthur owen

It really isn’t

Mike
Mike
4 months ago

This is clearly a case of we must give the title to a black ethnic minority person, you only have to look at tv adverts, they are dominated by black/ethnic minorities, the whole uk has become anti- white male, diversity is all 1 way only, more women presenting men’s sports on tv than men, while wales has become anti-non welsh speaker thanks to the fools in the assembly.

Cynan
Cynan
4 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Sorry are you really complaining that they didn’t give the title to a white male?
I mean I don’t think a lot of beauty contests but given the victory criteria, she is really pretty.
also your butthurt whining about Welsh people supporting the use of our own language suggests to me that you are actually the poster normally known as Phil.

Mike
Mike
4 months ago
Reply to  Cynan

I am just saying black/ethnic minorities are given priority on just about everything these days, she is pretty, but did she really get the title because of her looks or was it the politically correct thing to do in the current climate ?, as for the welsh language give everyone in wales a vote on which language should come 1st, do not just demote the only language 85% of welsh people understand and make out it is what the people want, whether you like it or not english is the language of the vast majority and demoting it is insane.

Cynan
Cynan
4 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Oh I know exactly what you are “just saying”. And what you are “just saying” is wrong on every metric. There are some actions being taken to right historic and existing wrongs but we the white men still have massively disproportionate advantages over every other social group in existence and quite frankly it’s time to share the toys more fairly! Also “demoting the English language”? By seeking to protect our own language you are playing the victim on behalf of the oppressor’s language which is spoken by a majority in the South? Me and you will never get on “Mike”.… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by Cynan
Mike
Mike
4 months ago
Reply to  Cynan

Yes you are right about 1 thing we will never get on, because i do not speak welsh, the welsh government are discriminating against me, saying you have to speak basic welsh to get a job in the assembly is as discriminate as anyone can get, and it will not be long before it spreads to other jobs, so your precious welsh assembly government are anti- non welsh speaker and are nothing but dictators who have abused the powers they have, as for the other silly excuses you are coming up with, you cannot give more work to the 13%… Read more »

Llinos
Llinos
4 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Diawl you are stretching credulity here. In what what is any English only speaker in Cymru discriminated against? In what way are they even mildly inconvenienced? Unless you want to watch children’s TV programmes on S4C you are put first at every turn.
My heart bleeds for the harrassed, persecuted English speaking white man. You’ve had such a hard time of it. I’d set up a direct debit to the white man charity, but since I’m getting something like 80% of what a white English speaking man gets for the same job, I’m not sure I could afford to.

Mike
Mike
4 months ago
Reply to  Llinos

So making a crazy rule saying you must know basic welsh to get a job in the welsh assembly is not discriminating against non -welsh speakers?, of course it is because everyone understands english, it is just to stop non -welsh speakers having a voice in the assembly.

Cynan
Cynan
4 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Are you really that lazy? You can learn a handful of basic Welsh phrases in half an hour. Repeat after me: “Bore da” “iawn diolch” “ble mae’r toiledau?” “cwynwg diog ydw i”

Last edited 4 months ago by Cynan
Mike
Mike
4 months ago
Reply to  Cynan

Apparently my last post has not been accepted, but you are correct on 1 point, we will never get on, but your last comment really sums up the ill feelings in wales between welsh speakers and non welsh speakers, because i was born in wales and have lived in the same town all my life, and in that town 85% do not speak welsh, now everything the council runs has to be welsh 1st, courtesy of the dictating welsh assembly, wales will never be united.

Llinos
Llinos
4 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Not with that attitude it won’t. Happily most of the nation seems not to agree with you.

Mike
Mike
4 months ago
Reply to  Llinos

Yes here we go again, welsh speakers adamant it is what the majority of people want, how would you know ?, because the people of wales have never had a chance to speak on the issue, or even more importantly never been given the chance to vote on such an important issue, if you are so confident then let all the people of wales decide, but we know that will never happen, because dictators rule wales.

Llinos
Llinos
4 months ago
Reply to  Mike

I’m not a Welsh speaker silly man! I’m learning but I am from the south. We have plenty of opportunity to speak on such matters. Just look at the many many lines you have written here.
You simply want what YOU want. You want a system tilted in favour of you.
But keep on shouting. Keep on berating and complaining and being offensive. I’m sure that with that strategy everyone will eventually agree with you.

Mike
Mike
4 months ago
Reply to  Llinos

That is funny you claiming most people in the south speak welsh, that is not right, so get your facts right, and i do not want a system tilted in my favour, i want every person in wales to be allowed a vote on which language should come 1st, or is a democratic vote now illegal in wales ?, so it is you who are a silly ignorant man or woman.

Llinos
Llinos
4 months ago
Reply to  Mike

That is funny. i never said that al all. You sir are an inveterate liar. Yes you clearly do want a system tilted in your favour. Oh and thank you for the childish “man or woman” comment at the end. That tells me a lot about your maturity level and therefore your educational level. I think you can be safely ignored henceforth

Mike
Mike
4 months ago
Reply to  Llinos

I do not know if you are male or female, i really do not know what Llinos means, if it is your name then i would not know if it is female or male as i speak english.

Cynan
Cynan
4 months ago
Reply to  Mike

And you live in Wales you say? You’ve never heard Welsh names? My god but you’re wilfully ignorant! You are not in or from Cymru at all are you (Cymru is the name of our nation in our own language. What your lot call Wales)? Just a troll. Every Welsh school has at least one girl called Llinos. It’s funny that my nom de guerre (Cynan) is far less common a name but you seem to never have been “confused” as to my gender. You just like to bully women don’t you? I’m in South Wales if you ever want… Read more »

Johnny Gamble
Johnny Gamble
4 months ago
Reply to  Mike

If anything it’s the people in Cymru who are Anti Welsh language who are in the tiny minority, there is goodwill towards Europe’s oldest language from the vast majority of Non Welsh speakers.
Ever since the large influx of Non Welsh speakers to Cymru during The Industrial revolution not one person has ever been refused a service in The English language.Maybe you are referring to The Senedd as Assembly because you dislike the use of a Cymric word.
You would probably be allot happier if you moved to an area of England that has a predominantly White Population.

Mike
Mike
4 months ago
Reply to  Johnny Gamble

You people really need help, all you do is claim everyone wants the welsh language 1st, and those that do not should move to england, wales is in the hands of people who are not fit to govern, and you have spoken to everyone in wales have you that does not speak welsh???, because i know no one has asked me or anyone else for that matter, a minority language put 1st is insane, but there is no getting thru to fanatics, common sense is beyond you.

Cynan
Cynan
4 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Oh pick up your dummy you blydi child!
If you feel as strongly on this matter as your repeated tantrums suggest, stobe demanding to be asked for a vote and get off your well padded rear and campaign for one. No? Didn’t think so. Just continue to sit on your tatty leather sofa tapping furiously into your PAYG phone berating the world for not handing you an easy life on a silver platter. In the meantime we, the people of Cymru, will continue to do whatever we damn well want.

Mike
Mike
4 months ago
Reply to  Cynan

My my you fanatics have really short tempers when someone speaks common sense to you.

Cynan
Cynan
4 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Whilst your emotional breakdown is absolutely hilarious, your attempt to slap down us Bally taffies with your “clever” artifice really is not going as well as you seem to think it is.
We are all laughing about you and discussing you (in Welsh)

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
4 months ago

There is park bench somewhere missing you lot…how come it’s only male faces on the walls of Port Talbot…

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
4 months ago
Reply to  Mab Meirion

The son of an old friend of mine was talent spotted at a South London swimming pool 30 years ago, he was a strikingly handsome 19 year old and was offered a job modelling. Half a dozen years later he had paid off the mortgage on a London suburban house, now of course, he is quids in! Why can’t a young lady have the same chance? As for the language thing ‘The Dragon Has Two Tongues’ and when the scales come to rest things will calm down. The same goes for women and people of different backgrounds in sport and… Read more »

arthur owen
arthur owen
4 months ago

Annwyl Mr Golygydd,Oni allech geisio gwneud yn siwr fod eich sylwebwyr yn aros yn weddol agos i’r pwnc?

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