A 20-year-old Miss England finalist has grow to be the primary ever contestant to compete with out carrying any make-up within the pageant’s practically century-long historical past.
According to CNN, Melisa Raouf, who’s a political pupil from London, moved ahead on the pageant’s semifinals on Monday after choosing a bare-faced look. She will now compete towards 40 different girls to be topped Miss England in October.
“Melisa is the first Miss England contestant ever to make it to the final totally make up free, isn’t she gorgeous!” the caption of Miss England’s Instagram publish learn.
In an interview with the Independent, Ms Raouf mentioned that she needs to advertise inside magnificence and problem magnificence beliefs perpetuated on social media. “It means a lot to me as I feel many girls of different ages wear makeup because they feel pressured to do so,” she mentioned.
The 20-year-old additionally added, “If one is happy in their own skin we should not be made to cover up our face with makeup. Our flaws make us who we are and that’s what makes every individual unique.”
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Further, Ms Raouf, who plans to additionally forgo make-up for the ultimate, mentioned that it was a “daunting but amazing experience”. She revealed that though she began carrying make-up at a younger age, she determined to eschew custom for the pageant.
“I never felt I met beauty standards. I have recently accepted that I am beautiful in my own skin and that’s why I decided to compete with no makeup,” she defined, including, “This is who I am, I’m not afraid to share who I am. I wanted to show who Melisa truly is.”
Angie Beasley, director of Miss England, knowledgeable that beforehand makeup-free modelling spherical to the competitors was launched, however she added that that is the primary time anybody has chosen to compete with out make-up.
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Commenting on the 20-year-old’s determination, Ms Beasley mentioned, “I wish Melisa the best of luck in Miss England 2022”. “I’m all for make-up to enhance your natural beauty but there’s no need for youngsters to wear it so thick that it looks like a mask,” she added.