Birmingham student named UK’s curviest woman
May 8, 2012 by Michael
Central and South Birmingham’s shops and public places were targeted with the leaflets advertising the Ms Curvaceous UK 2012 contest, a modelling competition aimed at uncovering the next plus-size model stars. The eventual winner, Simone Charles, is studying psychology in Birmingham in her second year. Simon commented on her success, saying:
“I’ve never done anything like this before, but I picked up a leaflet in the Bullring and thought, ‘Well, why not? I was so surprised to win. It was overwhelming, especially seeing how proud my family and friends were. I felt I’d done something.”
The contest is designed to promote the idea of positive body image as well as celebrating the figures of curvy women. Simon added:
“[The contest] encourages them to feel empowered rather than shy away. I’m proud to have won the award.”
Simon won a year-long contract modelling for a professional modelling agency. The organisers of the event said it was designed to give a route into modelling for women who are considered plus size, who may feel pushed out of traditional modelling due to their shape.
Thanks to the promotion of this event, many entrants came forward and the contest was a success. Many companies offering services like flyer printing in South Birmingham are able to create eye-catching promotional literature to promote events and boost attendance or entry figures.