In 2005, Hammassa became the first ever Asian Muslim beauty contestant winner to be crowned Miss England. Hammassa won the title at the Liverpool Olympia and received international commercial success for her win.
Top channels highlighted Hammassa such as ITV and Sky news, and she was also featured on the front cover of most national newspapers across the UK.
Soon after her beauty pageant success, Hammassa featured in Teen Vogue magazine in 2006. She had also been launched in the 3 page feature of Asian Woman magazine and the front cover of Zeba magazine.
Hammassa said that she was happy to make history: “I’m making history and I’m very happy, hopefully I won’t be the last.”