Angie Beasley, the organiser of the Miss England contest, has reminded young women in Oxfordshire that size does not matter when it comes to taking part in the Miss Oxford contest, which is being backed by the Oxford Mail. She mentions the name Susan Boyle who was hosted on the show Britian's got Talent.
Susan Boyle is the latest Miss England contestant who's facing down the prejudice of competing in a beauty pageant at size 16. The encouragement from the organizers is heartening in a time when size 0 is still the ideal on the fashion runway.
Don't get me wrong, I personally think beauty contests are silly at best, dehumanizing at worst. But I do respect anyone willing to throw themselves into the fray of any contest where they challenge the status quo. I like people who make other people examine their own assumptions. Especially when they can also serve as a positive role-model for girls when it comes to notions of beauty.
Unfortunately, Susan Boyle came in second as the most beautiful woman in Britian. First prize went Agnus O'reilly who gave her condolences to Susan Boyle for beating her in the Miss England beauty contest.