A 20-year-old woman becomes the first in the history of a national beauty pageant to compete without makeup; deserves praise
Miss Universe pageant will allow married women from 2023 – details inside
Although the contest organizers introduced a “Bare Face” trick in the 2019 edition, never in its history has a woman gone completely makeup. But Melisa has now changed that.
The 20-year-old said she decided to compete with her face uncovered in order to promote inner beauty and challenge the beauty ideals promoted and perpetuated by the media, advertisers and social media.
“It means a lot to me because I feel like a lot of girls of different ages wear makeup because they feel they have to. If you’re happy in your own skin, you shouldn’t make up our face. Our flaws make us who we are and that’s what makes each individual unique,” The Independent said.
“I think people should love and accept their flaws and imperfections, because we know that real beauty is in simplicity. I never felt like I lived up to beauty standards. I recently accepted that I looked beautiful in my own skin and that’s why I decided to compete without makeup,” she added.
Melisa’s remarkable appearance and demeanor have won her worldwide praise. He also received a response from the contest organizer.
“It’s the first time I’ve seen a completely makeup-free competitor go to a semi-final and she said she felt empowered compared to all the other competitors,” Beasley said.
The 20-year-old will compete with 40 other women for the Miss England crown on October 17.