Beauty pageants are a huge thing in America, but are slowly on the increase in the UK. A new series of plus size beauty pageants has begun, bringing exciting times for wanna be beauty queens called Miss Curvy UK.
Majestic Models and Casting Agency have launched the competition and are looking for ladies size 10 and above and aged between 18 and 55. The series of pageants will hold regional competitions across the UK before the big finale in London where Miss Curvy UK will be crowned. The first heat will be held in Merseyside followed by Greater Manchester, West Midlands, and London. More heats will be added to the schedule to be held this year and into next year.
Miss Curvy UK wants to promote a healthy body attitude and banish the thin ideal. Winners can expect to receive a modelling contract, a cash gift and many other fab prizes too. The event also hopes to raise lots of money for the charity Cash For Kids.
There have been other plus size beauty pageants in the UK which have all had great success. Some people may say that Miss Curvy UK is not a competition for the fuller figured woman as contestants can be a size 10, however we think that size 10’s competing alongside larger women is a positive move as it will demonstrate diversity and that all healthy sizes are acceptable.