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Kim Ashfield
Born (1959-01-05) 5 January 1959 (age 65)
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss United Kingdom 1980
Miss World 1980
(4th Runner-Up)

Kim Ashfield (born 5 January 1959) is a Welsh former model and beauty pageant titleholder who was awarded the title of Miss United Kingdom 1980. As Miss Wales,[1] she competed in Miss Universe 1980.[2] As Miss United Kingdom, she placed as the 4th runner-up in Miss World 1980.[3]


Ashfield won the Miss Wales title early in 1980 and went on to represent Wales at Miss Universe 1980 on 8 July in Seoul, where she was unplaced. She then won the Miss United Kingdom title. 1st runner-up was Nicky Poole and 2nd runner-up was that years Miss England, Julie Duckworth.[4] Ashfield was only the fourth Welsh woman to win the Miss UK title, after Rosemarie Frankland in 1961,[5] Helen Morgan in 1974, both of whom went on to win the Miss World title and Elizabeth Jones in 1978 (6th at Miss World). On 13 November at Miss World 1980 in London, Ashfield became the third Welsh woman to reach the top five of the Miss World contest. The following years Miss United Kingdom, Michelle Donnelly,[6] was also Welsh and also placed fifth at Miss World 1981. It would be over thirty years until a Welsh contestant returned to the top five, when Sophie Moulds was 1st runner-up at Miss World 2012.[7]



  1. ^ "Miss Wales". Miss Wales. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  2. ^ "Miss Universe GB". Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  3. ^ Miss World 1980 Delegates: Rosy Senanayake, Hilda Abrahamz, Frances Ondiviela, Gabriella Brum, Kim Ashfield, Kimberley Santos. Books LLC. 2010. ISBN 9781158426997.
  4. ^ "Two queens". Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  5. ^ Magazine, Love Wrexham (28 January 2021). "Rosemarie Frankland, the Miss World from Rhosllannerchrugog". Love Wrexham Magazine. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  6. ^ "Coronavirus: Bridgend Ford return to work marks 40 years". BBC News. 18 May 2020. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  7. ^ "Miss World runner-up Sophie Moulds, from Rhondda, 'so happy'". BBC News. 20 August 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by Miss United Kingdom
Succeeded by
Michele Donnelly