Miss Wales 2022 is Darcey Corria, first woman of color to win the pageant


Darcey Corria bested 19 other finalists to be crowned Miss Wales 2022 in a glittering competition held at The Riverfront in Newport on Sunday, May 8.

The 21-year-old model and advocate from Barry was born to a white mother and a father of Jamaican heritage. She became the first-ever woman of color to win the Miss Wales pageant.

Chepstow's Zoe Scrimshaw and Bridgend's Catrin Harries were the first and second runners-up, respectively.

The new Miss Wales volunteers for Race Equality First and helps women from black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds in the community through health and fitness. She has also been actively involved in the Criminal Justice in Wales Anti-Racism Delivery Plan called Together Stronger.

"I am elated and honored to announce that last night I was crowned Miss Wales 2022. My journey has been one of perseverance and dedication, I remained true to myself and worked my socks off so I am overjoyed that my hard work has paid off," she shared on social media.

Darcey has already joined in 2019 and placed second runner-up. She succeeds last year's winner Olivia Harris and will now prepare to represent Wales at the 71st Miss World edition.

Photos: Danielle Latimer / Miss Wales

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