Lyde Green mum named Mrs England Curve 2018
A MUM from Lyde Green who has been crowned Mrs England Curve 2018 hopes her success will encourage body confidence in others too.
Emma-Jay Jones has lived in the estate with her two children, Maggie, two, and Zack, four, for two and a half years. She first became aware of the British Beauty Curve pageant last year after seeing an advert on Instagram. The pageant aims to showcase the diversity of women across Great Britain, and is specifically for ladies who are UK dress size 14 and above. There are three categories in total for women of different ages: Miss for ladies aged 18-29, Ms for ladies aged 30 and above, and Mrs for ladies aged 18+ and legally married or in a civil partnership.
After initial apprehension about applying, Emma-Jay took the plunge in December after seeing last year’s final. The application involved answering several questions and sending three photos of herself, and despite her lack of confidence, she was delighted to be given the Mrs Bristol Curve 2018 title by the judging panel. This led to her also being awarded the title of Mrs England Curve 2018 earlier this year.
Emma-Jay now has her sights set on winning the British Beauty Curve title at the finals on August 4 and the Mrs International Curve title at the finals on October 20.
As part of the British Beauty Curve final, she will take part in three rounds: a ‘glitz and glam’ round where she has to pick an outfit of her own choice, a swimwear round, and an evening wear round where she will wear a floor-length dress and will be judged on her poise and elegance. Points are awarded for each round, and Emma-Jay will have her friends and family in the audience for support. The international final will be more of a black tie event, and she will also take part in a traditional wear round. However, as England doesn’t necessarily have a traditional style of dress, she says she has yet to decide what type of outfit she’ll wear.
Outside her roles as Mrs Bristol and England Curve 2018, Emma-Jay works in customer services for Motability in Frenchay and also dances as part of the Showgirl Academy, a Bristol-based dance company that teaches different dance styles from their studio in Kingswood.
Speaking about her achievements to date, Emma-Jay said: “It really feels like a whirlwind. Back in December when I initially submitted my application for Miss British Beauty Curve, I didn’t expect to get anywhere or hear back, but now the ball is really rolling! It’s very exciting, and it feels like I get to step into this totally different world.
“Since being given the two titles, I have a massive opportunity to get involved in charity work and campaigns that promote body confidence such as ‘#FAB’ and ‘I’m A Queen’. I think it’s so important to be positive about your body, and have good self esteem too.
“My main message to any ladies reading this is never doubt that you are valuable and powerful, and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams. You are perfect just the way you are. Being yourself and being unique is what makes us all beautiful. Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable!”
To find out more about Emma-Jay and to keep up to date with her progress in the upcoming finals, visit her Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MissBritishBeautyCurve2018