Miss England models will take to the catwalk ‘bare face’ to show off their natural looks in what will be Britain’s first ever makeup-free pageant.
The Miss London & South East 2023 pageant will feature women competing entirely without make-up from next month in the first time in the pageant’s 95-year history.
This follows the success of similar rounds in previous years where beauty queens were asked to submit images without filters, make-up or editing.
But this will be the first time that only bare-faced girls have been shown in the hot spot – making it the first makeup-free pageant in Britain, and possibly the world.
Organizers say the concept will empower women, boost confidence and promote a more realistic body image as it focuses on a natural look.
Anjali Sinha, 23, from Middlesex is the reigning Miss London and thinks it’s cool to hold a bare-faced competition
The contestants will audition, take pictures in the semi-finals and walk in the final, without wearing make-up, in a bid to reach the final of Miss England later this year.
Miss London, Anjali Sinha, 23, from Middlesex, said: ‘It’s great to have this free make-up contest.
It deeply empowers us all and reinforces the idea of truly loving ourselves.
There is a lot of negativity in social media and this is a great way to promote positivity in our world.
“It allows us all to embrace our true beauty, makeup free and unfiltered..”
Melissa Raouf, a 20-year-old politics student at King’s College London, won the Miss England tour last year.
Melissa Raouf, a 20-year-old politics student at King’s College London, won last year’s Miss England round and will judge this year’s regional heat.
She also became the first woman to walk in the make-up free final Miss England pageant and started in #story on instagram.
Melissa, from Battersea, South London, who will judge the regional heat exposed, said: ‘I am delighted to be part of a movement that celebrates natural beauty and uniqueness.
I’ve had insecurities about my appearance for as long as I can.
This makeup-free pageant is a powerful statement, promoting self-love and acceptance while encouraging women to feel confident and beautiful just the way they are.
By creating this opportunity, Miss England is leading the way in challenging unrealistic beauty standards and promoting authenticity.
I believe every woman is beautiful in their own way, and it’s time to celebrate that.
“We should encourage each other to embrace our unique features and feel confident and beautiful, inside and out.”
Miss England Jessica Gaggen, 26, who will represent England at the Miss World pageant, backs the changes
For a recent photo shoot at Cinnamon Velifushi in the Maldives, Jessica wore a natural lip color
Miss England Jessica Gaggen, 26, who is representing England in the upcoming Miss World pageant, said: ‘In an age where social media is affecting the self-esteem of the next generation, I think it’s important for my generation to ditch the filters and heavy make-up in order to highlight It highlights schoolchildren that natural beauty never fades – and that they should strive for success in their education rather than trying to conform to unattainable standards of beauty.
Jessica recently appeared in a photo shoot at Cinnamon Velifushi in the Maldives where she chose to wear a natural lip color after a humanitarian tour in India.
“We want to continue our campaign to promote realistic, natural beauty for the younger generation,” said Angie Beasley, the principal of Miss England.
To enter Miss England, visit: www.missengland.info