Miss Gloucester Lauren Phelps
Someone Being Bullied
Female | Gloucester, England   United Kingdom
Miss Gloucester: Pretty girls get bullied for their looks
Bullying Type: Emotional
Posted By: Cantrell27
5/22/13 7:05 AM
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IN three more months I will have been representing our city of Gloucester for an entire year in the Miss England beauty pageant.

Yet it doesn't even seem like a month ago since I started, I'd be foolish to underestimate how quickly those three months will go.

And with less than a week until the Miss England semi-finals I can't help but reflect on what a brilliant year it has been.

It's been such an honour to represent Gloucester and although I know I may not do everything perfectly I put all my effort into trying.

When you have such an incredible opportunity to prove to everyone what you're capable of and how hard you will try to make every moment count, you'd be insane not to give it everything you've got.

A lot of beautiful girls take part in the Miss England competition every year, with the ambition to inspire others and make a difference no matter how big or small.

Despite people thinking pretty girls get by on their looks, this competition is about proving those few wrong.

That beauty does come with a purpose, and it's what's on the inside that can make you beautiful.

Most people will think 'yes but it is a beauty competition, people vote for the most beautiful girl not the most beautiful personality' and I'm sure most people will think what I'm saying is disingenuous.

However, pretty girls get bullied for their looks too.

How many people have said 'I want clothes for normal sized women' implying a size six or eight isn't normal.

Maybe it isn't, but I can pride myself on the time, effort and dedication it took me to be this size. I'm sure at least once we've all seen a pretty girl and thought she's self-obsessed or probably doesn't have a good personality to match.

This competition, I feel at least, is to prove pageant girls want to change that stereotype – we're 'not just a pretty face'. We want to do good things and work hard to achieve.

I've had criticism all my life for the way I look, but what doesn't kill you definitely makes you stronger.

And it's people's comments which make you wake up every morning and work just that little bit harder knowing that if people are talking badly about you you're obviously doing something right.

It doesn't matter what you look like, what music you listen to, how many piercings or tattoos you have or what size you are, we are all beautiful in such unique ways.

As long as you're happy with yourself it shouldn't make a difference if someone has something you don't, because it's the same for him or her too.

As long as I'm Miss Gloucester I will continue to help people in any way that I can and work hard each day to make a difference, and I'm so grateful for all of the support I've received up to now.

It still amazes me that complete strangers are willing to support me in my dreams.

And if I'm not crowned Miss England this year, I will keep trying till I get that chance.

Read more: http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/Miss-Gloucester-Pretty-girls-bullied-looks/story-19054246-detail/story.html#ixzz2U1vLPYII

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Posted By: LaughingAllTheWay | 5/22/13 12:28 PM
I guess pretty girls have a few unique problems too!
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