Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Chloe Wins Miss Surrey

On Friday Chloe was crowned Miss Surrey 08 and won a guaranteed entry to the Miss England final - a first ever for a size 16!

As some commenters of earlier posts have pointed out, it is hard to class Chloe as a plus size. She is a young & beautiful curvy woman who is the UK's national average size. But whatever your personal views on what is plus size, there is no debating that within the pageant and modelling industries a size 16 is NOT the current norm.

Chloe is a refreshing change to the size zero trend plus her continued support, from both the media and the public, shows a change in the tide.

Not only is Chloe beautiful, but a brilliant role model to young women.

She says 'Everybody thinks you have to be a tall, slim blonde and I'm a curvy brunette. I want to show it is possible to be beautiful and not a standard size zero. The reaction I've had is great. Other girls have told me I have really boosted their confidence, which is terrific.'

'I wanted to go through to the Miss England finals to break through the stereotype that you have to be tall and skinny.'

'My mum is really happy and proud of me that I am doing something not just for myself but other people as well and my friends are really supportive, they can't stop going on about it.'

Well done Chloe.

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