Changing the Face and Body of Beauty Contests
If any one could be the banner girl on size acceptance for young women in the UK then Chloe Marshall may be their shining star. She hails from Guildford, England and competed to win Miss Surrey, a beauty competition in the United Kingdom. Now that she safely has the winning banner strung around her curvy form she wants to go on and win Miss England.
Chloe Marshall platform includes showing young women that it is ok to be plus size and that plus size and beautiful are not oxymoronic. One of the main assumptions about overweight women is that they must be lazy. Chloe is far from lazy. The future beautician likes to exercise and her routine includes a healthy dose of running and horse back riding.
She has received a mixture of positive and negative press but lets face it any kind of press is helpful these days. This lens is dedicated to the beautiful Chloe Elizabeth Marshall.
Chloe was recently photographed by Velvet for Evans clothing in London. View the spread at Plus Model Magazine.
Three reasons to love Chloe Marshall
Educate and Inspire
There are more negative views than positive out there on fat and living a fat life. Here are a few positive ones to educate and inspire you.
"I wanted to go through to the Miss England finals to break the stereotype that you have to be tall and skinny to be considered beautiful."
Weight: 12 stone 8lbs / 176 lbs
Height: 5ft 10in
Chloe's Miss Surrey 2008 Talent Video
Miss England Competition
The Miss England title is just one of many titles owned by the Miss World organization. It is an annual national event run by successful beauty contestant winner by Angie Beasley. This competition's focus is young women 17 - 24 years of age and living in England.
The Miss England competition is a stepping stone for the winner who will then go on to complete for the Miss World title.
To visit Chloe's official picture click on Miss England link below and then on "regional heats" in the categories. You will see a listing of towns on the right hand side. Scroll down to Surrey and click.
We'll be able to find out Chloe's chances of becoming Miss England on July 18, 2008.
Congratulations Chloe !!!
Chloe Marshall earned second place (or first runner up) in the Miss England competition in July 2008.
The Miss England winner was Laura Coleman and Vanessa Lansom is the second runner up.
Let's Attack the Curvy Teenager
Monica Grenfell, a writer/dietitian and past Miss England judge doesn't think Chloe is as fabulous as we do; in fact she thinks she's "fat, lazy and a poster girl for ill health". Anything but a role model for today's woman.
Too Fat for a Tiara?
Weigh in on whether you think Chloe is too fat to ultimately win the top prize in the Miss England competition.
Do you think that Chloe Marshall sets a bad example?
Yes, she does. Her appearance in a prestigious award condones being over weight. The world is in a crisis!
Chloe on Facebook
Connecting like minds...
When Chloe was first competing for the title of Miss Surrey she started a Facebook group to gain support. Now she has a Facebook page that she updates regularly with wonderful behind the scene photos from shoots as well as daily life. Become a fan!
"Girls are under such crazy pressure to be thin these days. I'm not a stick insect but I've got a strict exercise regime and I enjoy looking pretty."
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As of July 2008, Chloe Marshall has her own website!
If you visit her home on the web you will find a bio, a gallery of lovely images, links to press mentions and of course the latest news and events.
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