Sarah is the Founder of Miss Galaxy Universe, the original and most successful fitness & beauty pageant in Europe.

The question Sarah always gets asked is how did it all start, after-all, there is usually long periods of thought, a business plan, investment or sponsors and years of hard work before something becomes this big, but this show simply exploded over night.

The start of the road to this incredible show was controversial for sure if we are going to put it in black and white.

In Early 2000 Sarah was asked to judge a show at the NEC called Fame, a fitness model show. It was a Canadian show and Sarah was already winning shows out in the USA, so her name was out there in the international media.

Sarah judged the show and thoroughly enjoyed it. She didn’t hear about Fame again until 2011 when she heard that there was another Fame show in London in June. Sarah was soon on the judging panel.

She was told by the UK Fame organizer on asking for the scoring sheets, “don’t worry about those, get a drink and enjoy the show, your just here to look professional, we’ve already got it sorted!”

It goes a lot deeper than this as Sarah didn’t just walk away that evening, but within months she was arranging her own show.

In February 2012 Kwoklyn Wan, Gok Wans brother came to Sarah’s rescue and gave her a stage for the bikini and eveningwear rounds, and a floor area for the fitness tests at NEC The Martial Arts Show Live at no cost. There were 50 girls in the show. Mick Lewis AKA Saracen ran this with her and even Lee from STEPS was a judge to support her. Irina cotton Fitness Champion was also a judge, and she remains Galaxy’s head judge to date. The show was incredible and a total success with a big feature in Muscle & Fitness.

Below the first ever set of competitors:

First ever show

Below, our first ever Supreme Champion Emma Burrows (centre green):

First ever show

By October 2012 Sarah had moved the show to the Alban Arena and keeping with 50 girls, she ran the show again, it looked beautiful in a full theatre. She had over 30 volunteers and again celebrity judges supporting her. It was a huge success and by now they had 250 girls on their FB group page. As they started to do team building activities outside the show, secured a deal with UltraFIT Magazine, MGU grew in size and by March 2013, for the 1st June 2013 show, 100 girls had entered the show within 4 hours and entry had to close. Judges included Jay Aston from Bucks Fizz and Charlotte Ord from ITV’s Biggest loser. The show was at the Hawth theatre in Crawley.

By mid June 2013, Sarah opened entry for their yet to come show on 26th October 2013. 120 girls entered within just over 3 hrs. These are record breaking numbers by any standards. 

So it hasn’t always been a smooth ride for this show to get where it is today less than 2 years down the road. But it is a beautiful show, it is driven by passion from not only the organisers and celebrity judges, but also the girls who take part who all help each other to prepare. Its more than a show, it’s a performance with acts on during the pageant to entertain the audience. She even went the extra mile to have such compares as Mark Darlington who compares 100s of shows such as Miss great Britain but also Kat Shoob from Capital radio. Nothing is left to chance and joining the celebrity judges for this next show is also Lee from Steps, who was one of the original judges from the first ever Miss Galaxy universe.

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