Miss England hangs up crown, returns to work as doctor

  • PublishedApril 9, 2020

Bhasha Mukherjee, who was crowned Miss England in late 2019, has put aside her crown to continue her career as a doctor as coronavirus wrecks havoc in the United Kingdom.

After being crowned Miss England in December 2019, Mukherjee took a career break as a junior doctor in order to represent her country.

Speaking to CNN, the beauty queen said she had been invited to several countries in Africa as well as Turkey, India and Pakistan as an ambassador for various charity work.

Her decision to return to England was prompted by her former colleagues who shared about how hard the situation was back at home.

She told CNN that it felt wrong to be wearing her Miss England crown, even for humanitarian work, while people around the world were dying from coronavirus and her colleagues were working so hard.

Mukherjee is currently self-isolating before she can resume work as a doctor at the Pilgrim Hospital where she was working before the pageant duties came calling.

“There’s no better time for me to be Miss England and helping England at a time of need,” Mukherjee, who specializes in respiratory medicine, said.

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