Miss England finalist has turned into the very first beauty queen to contend without wearing any cosmetics in the pageant’s almost very long-term history.
Melisa Raouf, a 20-year-old undergrad from south London, pushed ahead at the pageant’s elimination rounds on Monday in the wake of deciding on an unabashed look. Presently, she’ll contend in the finals this October for the crown.
“It means a lot to me as I feel many girls of different ages wear makeup because they feel pressured to do so,” Raouf said in an interview with the UK’s Independent newspaper. “If one is happy in their own skin we should not be made to cover up our face with makeup. Our flaws make us who we are and that’s what makes every individual unique,” Melisa added.
Melisa Raouf’s Goes “Natural” For Miss England Competition
That’s what Raouf said, however, she began wearing cosmetics quite early in life, and she chose to shun custom for the pageant.
“I never felt I satisfied beauty guidelines. I have as of late acknowledged that I am lovely in my own skin and that is the reason I chose to contend with no cosmetics,” she made sense of in the meeting.
In May, Raouf posted a selfie on Instagram from the “uncovered face” round of the opposition, composing that she was “embracing flaws and defects.”
CNN has reached Raouf for additional remark
Angie Beasley, the overseer of Miss England, told CNN in an explanation on Friday: “We presented the Bare Face Top Model round in 2019 as most challengers were submitting exceptionally altered pictures wearing loads of cosmetics and we needed to see the genuine individual behind the cosmetics.”
As per organizers, Raouf plans to go flagrant again at the public last in October.
“We wish her the best of luck in Miss England, it’s a very brave thing to do when everyone else is wearing makeup but she’s sending out an important message to young women,” Beasley added.