Jessica Gagen, the reigning Miss England, known across Merseyside as Fancy Dress Jess, is swapping the runway for the gym floor as she eyes up the Sportswoman title at the Miss World championship later this year.
Jess with us at our gym on Castle Street in the city centre. Jess, who currently runs around 15km a week, is looking to get even fitter to ensure she is well placed to smash the Miss World competition in the United Arab Emirates this year and bring it home for Merseyside.
You may recognise Jess who ran an impressive 149 runs around the Liverpool area to raise money for charity between Spring 2021 to December 2022. Jess, who studied aerospace engineering at Liverpool university, is also regularly promoting STEM studies and careers to audiences across the UK as well as aviation careers for women.
Last year Jess was crowned Miss Lancashire, but later swapped that title for Miss England after storming the competition in Birmingham. She became the first redhead to ever win the beauty pageant.
At ABS, Jess is undertaking the gyms famous 6-week transformation programme with the aim of building muscle and getting fitter and stronger as she takes on the world.
Jess says that despite being a cardio girl, she now wants to become “become stronger and fitter with weight training” in order to get Miss World ready and to fly the flag for England on the global stage.
Speaking about the training Jess said, “My training with ABS has been incredible so far! The team are fantastic, reachable at any hour of the day if I’ve ever got queries about training or diet and the whole plan has been tailored to my busy lifestyle which works perfect around all of my travelling!”
Connor O’Brien, owner and founder of ABS, said “It is a pleasure to be working with Jess on our 6 week programme as she prepares to compete in Miss World later this year.
We’re really proud she has trusted us to get her ready for the hotly contested Sportswoman round and we will do all that we can to get her in fighting shape.
We look forward to seeing all that she achieves over the next 6 weeks with us in Liverpool”
Follow Jess’ training and her latest results on our Instagram page.