Emma-Jay keeps up winning ways
A MUM from Lyde Green is celebrating once again after she came third at the Miss International Curve pageant.
Emma-Jay Jones, who has lived in the estate with her two young children for two and a half years, first became aware of the Miss British Beauty Curve pageant last year. The pageant aims to showcase the diversity of women across Great Britain, and is specifically for women who are UK dress size 14 and above.
Emma-Jay was awarded the title of Mrs England Curve 2018 earlier this year. Next, Emma-Jay set her sights on the Miss International Beauty Curve finals, which also took place in Kent on October 20. During the event she took part in a traditional wear round, where she wore a St George-themed outfit specially made by a friend, a swimwear round and an evening wear round. The event also raised funds for a charity called SANE, which supports people affected by mental health issues and their families.
After taking part in the three rounds, Emma-Jay was ranked in third place, as second runner up, behind Mrs UK Curve in second place and Mrs Republic of Ireland Curve in first place.
She said: “The national wear round was a bit difficulth. I decided to go as St George but in the form of a woman, as I wanted to empower women and show that women are strong too!
“My friend Jane made my outfit for me in her spare time, and I wore a huge red cloak, a red and white tunic, Roman style boots and a headpiece.
“Taking part in Miss Beauty Curve has been life-changing. I still can’t quite believe it.
“My main motivation is to be a good role model for my two children, who keep saying they want to help people when they are older, which is lovely.
“The support that I’ve had from everyone has been amazing, and I would like to say thank you again to my sponsors Just For You Bridal, Ludicrous Lengths Salon and the Showgirl Academy, my partner Victoria and my friend Jane – I couldn’t have got this far without them.”
Next Emma-Jay has the Mrs England Curve heats on December 16 to see if she can retain the title for 2019 campaign, and she also wants to continue campaigning about body image by holding her own local empowerment and body positivity event.
Emma-Jay is looking for a venue for her event and for local businesses and volunteers with events experience to get involved.
To find out more, visit the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MissBritishBeautyCurve2018