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Old 26th October 2007   #1
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Default Miss England told to gain weight (article)

In a rare example of sanity, the organizers of the Miss World contest have instructed Miss England to gain weight to compete in the pageant:

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BEAUTY: Georgia has been told to pile on the pounds

Tuesday October 23,2007

MISS England Georgia Horsley has been told to pile on the pounds to help her hopes of winning the world title...

In a firm stance against the size zero trend, Miss World organisers say they are looking for a contestant with more curves to win this year.

Now blonde Georgia, 20, from Malton, North Yorks, has been placed on a high-f** diet to help her plump up in time for the beauty pageant in Sanya, China, on December 1.

“Miss World judges like naturally curvy girls and don’t like the stick-thin women you see on the catwalks,” she said. “They promote healthy eating and I want to help them get that message across, so I’m giving it my all.”

Georgia was advised to put on weight by Miss England director Angie Beasley. She is a former model and Miss World judge.

Miss Beasley, 44, said: “Beauty pageants are meant to appeal to women everywhere and Miss World has always championed real women.”

Georgia will be gorging on a diet packed full of high-f** treats...

Georgia says she is hoping her mother’s home cooking will help her to go up a dress size. “My friends are amazed at how much I eat,” she added. “I love chocolate and am hopeless at diets

Of course, the contestant in question is painfully thin right now, so the gain will probably be imperceptible, and will only change her from skeletal to merely underweight. But it's nevertheless an encouraging sign.

It also makes perfect sense strictly from an aesthetic point of view. This is probably the first pageant in a hundred years to recognize the timeless truth that weight gain enhances feminine beauty. Indeed, if any beauty contestant in any pageant wants to increase her beauty, the easiest path is to increase her dress size.

Beauty contests have long been vilified for various reasons -- sometimes deservedly, sometimes not. But if this were the effect that beauty contests had upon women -- if they showed girls that putting on weight, rather than starving themselves, would make them more attractive - then these pageants would actually become socially beneficial. And they would also reflect genuine feminine beauty, as they have not done for the past century.
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