A beauty queen from Lynn is going international in the search of further success on the catwalk.
Emily Blake, the presenter, plus-size model and Miss British Beauty Curve winner is representing Great Britain in this year’s United Nations pageant.
She will feature at the United Nations pageant, in Jamaica, on July 10.
Miss Blake has been seen all over the UK plus size scene since winning the curve crown, although the United Nations pageant however is not connected to the plus-size industry.
Emily said: “I have taken the risk of competing in a pageant that isn’t exclusively for plus-size women. I am nervous but excited to be representing curves on an international level.
“At a size 16, the average uk dress size, it is likely I will be the biggest girl on that stage. I want to send out the message that you are in no way inadequate because you are bigger, you are beautiful and deserve to shine too.”
The covergirl of Global Womanhood Magazine said she used the exposure of her previous win as a platform to promote the new culture of body positivity which she believes is important for all shapes and sizes.
“Being overweight all my life and being bullied for it has made me want to help others who are struggling, I was picked on because of my hair and skin colour too,” she said.
“The lack of self-esteem in young people has become evident to me through working in schools. Everyone deserves to reach their full potential and succeed in what they want to do. Without self-belief and confidence this is impossible.”