The new Mr, Miss and Junior Miss Rugby take 2013 titles

Mr, Miss and Junior Miss Rugby
Mr, Miss and Junior Miss Rugby

The 2013 Mr, Miss and Junior Miss Rugby have been crowned.

The annual charity event took place at the Indian Community Centre in Rugby on March 30 where the finalists came together to compete for the top spot.

More than 200 people applied for the competition and they were invited to auditions and interviews before being selected for the finals.

A total of just 25 were chosen to take part in the final.

The winners of the overall competiton were Mr Rugby Aaron Wachi, 22, Miss Rugby Lauren Grace Abbott, 23, and Junior Miss Rugby Shona Mason, 16.

Mr and Miss Rugby will now go to the grand finals of Mr and Miss England which will be held in Torquay in June.

Junior Miss Rugby Shona Mason won a goody bag worth over £300 and a modelling portfolio.

Miss Rugby Lauren Grace Abbott won a goody bag worth over £500, a year’s supply of beauty treatments from Onyx La Rouge Beauty Salon in Railway Terrace and an all expenses paid place in the final of Miss England.

Mr Rugby Aaron Wachi won a goody bag and an all expenses paid place in the finals of Mr England.

All the finalists took part in a James Bond opening dance scene and were asked to make eco outfits from recycled products or use an old outfit.

Event organiser Diane Slater said: “The outfits were all stunning with some being made from old newspaper, flags, duvets, bin liners, playing cards umbrellas and Christmas lights.”

Lauren Coyle, 13, won the best eco outfit. Her outfit was made from old sheets and Christmas lights.

The Junior Charity Queen title was won Courtney Jade Bartleson, 16, and Laura Smith, 14. Both of the girls were given the title as they had done so well it was decided to have two winners.

Aaron, who won the overall title of Mr Rugby, was also crowned Charity Kind for 2013. Aaron also picked up the title of Mr Popularity.

The Charity Queen title was won by Selina Singleton, 17, who plays Rugby for the Rugby Lions ladies team and is now fast tracked to the semi-finals of Miss England to be held in May at Elstree Studios London.

Miss Popularity was won by Claudia Fuller, 17, and Junior Miss Popularity was won by Katie Rule, 15.

All of the contestants were asked to help raise money for this charity and the profits from the even also went to wards the charity raising £1800

This year the competition was supporting the official Mr and Miss World charity - Beauty With A Purpose - which helps disadvantaged and poorly children worldwide.

The money raised in the UK stays in the UK and supports charities like Make A Wish Foundation. The Royal Variety Club, the Children’s Autistic Society and a baby hospice in Coventry called Zoe’s Place.