My name is Carys Havard and I will be representing Wales this year at Miss Europe Continental. I am from Wales but currently studying medicine in England pursuing my dream of becoming a doctor. I am very passionate about my studies and using my knowledge to help others. 

I started modelling after taking part in a pageant last year and have fallen in love with how I can use fashion to express myself and show people what I represent and stand for. 

In my free time I enjoy competitive swimming and have competed at Welsh nationals, I currently represent my university club. I race my best when I feel and look my best, I love sports fashion and I think that there is so much potential in this area of the fashion industry to explore, further empowering female athletes. 

I am very excited to take part in this competition as it will allow me to meet other beautiful likeminded women from different cultures and backgrounds. I hope to be a strong competitor. 

In 10 years’ time, I see myself as a successful doctor inspiring young women across the world that they can do anything they set their mind to. I hope to have a bigger presence in the fashion and modelling industry defying the beauty standards that made me believe I wasn’t beautiful enough for today’s society.

Ph Tony Charles 

Ph Pete Rankin