Jessica Gagen is a 27 year old fashion model, engineer, and beauty pageant winner, who was crowned Miss England in 2022.
Jessica Gagen Biography
Born on September 6th, 1995, in Ormskirk, Lancashire, Jessica grew up in Skelmersdale with her parents and younger sister. She excelled in her studies, particularly enjoying maths, science, art, and sport, and was a well-respected member of her cohort, earning the titles of Assistant Head Girl and Sports Woman of the Year.
At the age of 15, Jessica signed with her first modelling agency and continued her studies while exploring her new venture. She achieved 10A/A grades in her GCSEs and went on to study Biology, Chemistry, English, and Maths at A-Level. While preparing for her A-Level exams, Jessica became interested in aviation careers, but believed it was too late to change her path. After completing her exams, she took a year out of her studies to focus on modelling.
However, Jessica’s love for aviation never waned. She is currently in the final year of her integrated master’s degree in aerospace engineering at the University of Liverpool, with dreams of becoming an astronaut one day. Her ambition to travel to outer space and educate children from the International Space Station (ISS) is a goal she is determined to achieve.
In October 2022, Jessica achieved another remarkable feat by becoming the first woman in the history of Miss England to be crowned with luscious red locks of hair. The 27-year-old aerospace engineering student was crowned Miss England 2022 at a glittering ceremony at the Holiday Inn NEC Birmingham Airport, where 30 women from across England competed in a two-day event consisting of various rounds.
Jessica won the Dentakay Brightest Smile award, which fast-tracked her to the Top 12. Her individuality and unique style have made her a role model for young girls, and she hopes to use her platform to inspire them to follow their dreams and be successful in male-dominated industries such as engineering. Jessica is particularly passionate about showcasing opportunities in STEM careers to girls and did so last year by running 5k for 96 days consecutively in Fancy Dress as part of her BWAP fundraising, eventually placing 2nd in the 2021 Miss England Final.
Jessica’s victory is especially poignant because she was badly bullied at school for having red hair. Now, she is proud to be the first red-head to represent England at Miss World. She believes that her achievement will inspire young girls to love their differences and be more confident.
Jessica’s modelling career is also noteworthy. She is a part-time model with Boss Model agency in Manchester and has been signed internationally. However, she hopes to trade in her ball gown and high heels for a spacesuit one day and become ‘Miss Universe’ – the first beauty queen and model ever to visit space. She plans to apply to become an astronaut within the next three years.
Jessica’s journey is a testament to the fact that with hard work, determination, and resilience, anything is possible.