Miss Wales 2013
Gabrielle is our heavenly new Miss Wales!
Our beautiful new Miss Wales is 19 year old Gabrielle Shaw from Wrexham. The retail buyer - who will go to University to study law during her year - wowed a pack crowd at this year's grand final in St David's Hall. Gabrielle also made the top five in Miss Wales 2012 and, not to be beaten, came back for her second attempt at the crown in 2013. Good plan, fabulous girl and the first blonde winner since 2007!
Bridget Bardot look-a-like!
Just a week after taking the crown, Gabrielle was photographed for a spread in one of our favourite magazines - Red Handed. We think she looks just like 1960s sensation, Bridget Bardot! Thank you to Su-Do Professional for her tanning, Morgans for the hair styling and Sandstorm for her swimwear!
A Question of Women
Gabrielle made her first appearance as an ambassador for Bobath Children's Therapy Centre for Wales at this fabulous event at the five star St David's Hotel and Spa in Cardiff Bay.
Sending off the cyclists
Miss Wales waved off a team of cyclists who peddled from Holyhead to Cardiff Bay for Bobath Cymru. As you can see from the pictures, it was a very windy morning!
Supporting the troops
One of Gabrielle's favourite events was attending a fundraiser with the British Army ahead of the troops being deployed to Afghanistan. Such a privilege!
Gabrielle was invited to present the cup to the winners of the charity football match between Wales & Wrexham Legends and OUAS FC (Soapstars from Emmerdale, Eastenders, Corrie, Hollyoaks, Waterloo plus pop stars) . A great day with all the proceeds going to charity!