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Miss England Finalist Becomes The First In The Pageant’s History To Compete Without Makeup

The final round will hold on October 17.

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Miss England Finalist Becomes The First In The Pageant’s History To Compete Without Makeup

The final round will hold on October 17.

The universe of beauty pageants doesn’t quite have a reputation for authenticity; hence, when a Miss England contestant recently walked the stage without makeup, it instantly stunned judges and people. Melisa Raouf’s laudable act has since proved that the most critical factor in looking good without makeup is ‘take good care of your skin.’ 

Another is the confidence that comes with being able to know how beautiful you are with or without makeup. 

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At the contest, Melisa, 20, equally proved to other girls that one of the ways to look beautiful without makeup has to do with how you feel about yourself. The political student no doubt wowed the judges of the Miss England beauty pageant, strutting her stuff completely makeup-free. Melisa heavily relied on her natural face as she competed in the semi-finals.

And due to her boldness, Melisa has now made it through to the final round. 

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Notably, it’s the first time in the pageant’s 94-year history that a contestant hasn’t used makeup. The Battersea-based reportedly shared she decided to go fresh-faced to make a statement on inner beauty in the age of social media obsession. “It was quite a daunting experience but so amazing to win this year. It means a lot to me as I feel many girls of different ages wear makeup because they feel pressured to do so.” 

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The King’s College student has been flooded with positive messages on social since she made the bold move. 

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She added: “Our flaws make us who we are and that’s what makes every individual unique. I’ve had so many girls message me telling how I’ve made them feel more confident in themselves. With mental health being such a big topic, I want to make all girls feel good. I just want to remove all the beauty standards. I feel like all girls are beautiful in their own way.”

“I feel like I’ve done it for all girls.”

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In the future, Melisa has expressed she intends to compete in the finals barefaced. She also would love to use her Miss England platform to empower natural beauty and eliminate the toxic mindset around unrealistic beauty standards. Melisa will strut her stuff alongside forty other women to be crowned Miss England on October 17 at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre in Coventry. 

It turned out that one of the organizers of the world-known pageant had previously introduced a bare-face top model round in 2019.

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Angie Beasley, a Miss England organizer, reportedly said she introduced the round after becoming shocked at the amount of makeup and fillers contestants had. She said of Melisa, stating it’s the first time she’s seen a contestant completely makeup-free competing in a semi-final and saying she felt empowered against all the other contestants. Angie added she’s all for makeup to enhance natural beauty, but there’s no need for youngsters to wear them thick to look like a mask.

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“I wish Melisa the best of luck in Miss England 2022,” Angie expressed. 

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