Size 16 competed in a beauty pageant!?

Chloe Marshall competet in the Miss England beauty pageant last year at only age 16 also being a size 16, as well. She's tall as hell, compared to me and about 2 sizes bigger then me. I've always wondered if anyone being bigger could ever...ever...compete in a Miss World/Miss Universe beauty pageant. I've always thought, that it is so unfair that not all sizes can compete, cause every size CAN be beautiful, just look at Chloe, she looks so sweet and cute, it's also very much about the personality, being smart and confident for example. She was named Miss Surrey and then got to compete for the Miss England crown. Chloe made history by being the first plus-size entrant into the Miss England pageant. GO CHLOE!
<-----pretty dress!!
Chloe 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.”

This girl works out too! She takes 40 min. runs everyday and rides horses. Great! However, there's tons of haters out there, I've seen some really nasty comments towards her, for example saying, She's ugly, She condones being overweight, she doesn't deserve it, and also Monica Grenfella writes for MailOnline: role model for ordinary women? No, Miss England finalist is fat, lazy and a poster girl for ill health.
Ok? If we should take it by her word, she says she's active and she's loving her body, feeling confident and beautiful, now what is wrong with that? Shouldn't that be an inspiration to other younger girls that aren't happy with their bodies because they feel that they are fat? when really...they may not be? or are...but then may get inspired to get a healthier life style or just feeling better about themselves knowing they are not alone and that THEY are still BEAUTIFUL, so they can get that glow of confidence?
I think that everyone deserves a chance for "glory" or what you should call it, Chloe deserved to be in the Miss England, everyone deserves a chance. Also, she was crowned 1st runner up (2nd place) in the pageant in 2008.
I am not saying it is OK being "fat", of course it's really important to be healthy, isn't that easy for everyone to loose weight or to become skinny when you've always been thick boned etc. etc. and then at least, I think it's nice to see different shapes out there in the media, to see that bigger people aren't being put aside just cause they don't fit the mould.

(look at all those skinny bitches around here....just kidding.)
I think I will always be a little bit bigger, I'm thick boned, I've got curves and fat on places where there should be that much fat, hehe, I can always get rid of that by eating healthier food and doing exercise, problem is, I HATE exercising!! So we'll see what happens, healthy food I like so I'll start with that...


Anonymous said…
I've always been a fan of plus-size models! There's a great site with many images of Crystal and other plus-size models here:

They're all gorgeous.

The site's forum also has thought-provoking discussions about body image and the media.
Anonymous said…
Hello Chleo,

I am an American in New Hampshire, USA. I am a 39 Year old Male that is the Great Grandson of A Tinker. I Earned a B+ in Psychology of Love and Sex in 1993 at Plymouth State University. Fat Women are apprciated by Men that have Disorders over Mother and Child Bonding. Is it a Human Right to be Fat and or Overweight? Do Thin Women have the Human Right to be Thin? Men in America have Sexuality Completly Dehumanized and the Adult Entertainment Industry is Isane. Esspecially on the Internet.


Richard Fehrmann
Anonymous said…
There is nothing wrong wih her becoming a finalist, good for her she is proud of who she is and she is very pretty, its stupid that ou are expected to have some sort of eating disorder to be in a beauty pagent!! all you haters towards her you are just jealous!! might also add the first on in line in the picture is UGLY!!
ruru said…
No. Honestly, no. I'm 1.60 and 67 kilos heavy, and i'm not skinny at all, not even plump, i'm downright chubby going on fat. I know i am. But her in the miss uk contest is a big lie. It was probably a commercial thing. I'm not saying all girls need to be like the other finalists, but they took this one too far. She is 16 and that size, that's why she kind of looks kind of ok, but not for a miss-anything contest. maybe miss size 14 and up.
Kristel Knows said…
Dear Ruru, I respect your opinion, but I need to tell you that I am only 3 or 4 cm taller then you, 164 cm lets say and I weight....hrrm....honestly...95-97 Kg. Honest truth...I AM fat, not I weigh almost 30 kg more then you, I'm pretty sure you have an beautiful body. And according to BMI (altho it's crap) you are healthy.

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