As Miss Wales I had a great year travelling throughout the world promoting "beauty with a cause" with Miss England – Caroline Seaward and Miss Scotland – Lorraine Davidson.
I was a finalist at Miss Universe in Perth Australia and went on to represent Britain in the Miss Young International pageant in the Philippines where I was placed in the top five. I moved to Los Angeles in 1981 and had a successful modelling and TV career.
Entering Miss Wales opened many doors for me and was just the beginning of a fabulous career.
I met my best friend, Lorraine Davidson – Miss Scotland '79. We are still very best friends to date, our families having just spent Christmas and New Year together.
I recommend entering Miss Wales to any young girl with a good personality and a sense of adventure – it helps if you’re great looking!