Miss British Beauty Curve 2015 - FINALIST00:02
I have been chosen to represent the whole of Surrey in a National competition; Ms British Beauty Curve 2015.
I am thoroughly humbled to be picked as one of the 20 finalists, all the other ladies are simply gorgeous and I cannot wait to meet them all in person.
Miss British Beauty Curve is a pageant style competition for women all over the UK who are a size 14+. The competition is designed to empower women to embrace their shape and be body confident whatever their size.
The finals take place at Epsom Playhouse on August 8th 2015. As soon as tickets go on sale I will leave you a link!
Many people have asked me why I want to be involved in a pageant and why does this competition mean so much to me.
The last 6 months have cemented something for me; the firm belief that I am worth much more than I have ever given myself credit for. The knowledge that my fate and happiness lie entirely in my own two hands and I have the ability to move mountains if I want to.
In short, I have done two things in the last 6 months; firstly I made positive changes towards improving myself in more ways than one; mind, body & soul. The other thing is I stepped outside of my comfort zone, took risks and tried new things. Both these things gave me the confidence to embark on this journey. My health has improved, my mindset; inspired and my soul rejuvenated...I am happy!
Confidence had to grow from inside first...when I started to love me, I wanted to please me so I did little things that made me happy and here I am today with a long road ahead of me and many more changes yet to come.
This competition is my chance to show people that you can be whatever the hell size you want to be and still be beautiful, intelligent and successful. I want to reach out to the people who are struggling with body confidence issues and tell them it's all gonna be OK and I am here to listen and help wherever they need me. If I can inspire just one person to make a positive change in their own lives than I have won already.
To me it's not all about winning the title, it's about spreading a very important message that WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL and different and that is what makes us unique. Giving another voice to the plus size community of women who make up a large portion of today's society, whilst stamping out people shaming altogether. It is NOT ok to discriminate against another person for their size, race, weight, hair colour, sexual preference, disability, religion or anything else that sets us apart from one another. We should be celebrating each other not dragging each other down, bitching, hating and throwing shade gets you nowhere!
As we get closer to the finals you will see my long string of sash emblazoned selfies and you can join me on my mad rush to get all my outfits together.
Between now & August 8th I want to spread the word of the competition as much as possible...I will shout from the highest rooftops if I must!
I want people to see me and say if she can do it then so can I!
So join me on this journey and support #TeamSurrey
You can show your support by using the hashtag #MsSurreyCurve2015