Caitlin Nash-Robinson from Lincolnshire is a beauty queen who won in 2022 and will be representing the UK soon. But while the 32-year-old is not dabbling in beauty pageants, she works as a taxi driver for her family business.
Meet the “Miss Diamond Curve” of the UK from Leeds who’s entered the “Regency International Pageant” that’ll be held in Las Vegas, US, starting in July 2023.
Caitlin started competing in 2017 for “Miss Devine UK.”
All the while, she works as a taxi driver for her family business and has clocked in 8,000 miles.
She re-entered the competition four years later in 2021 and won third place. The size-22 beauty queen was also the runner-up for “Miss Voluptuous UK” back in July 2022.
Not more than two months ago, she won the “Miss Diamond Curve UK” title.
Caitlin, who loves beauty pageants, scored amazing for the outfits, stage presence, and confidence. With the title, she’s now eligible to compete at an international level for the “Regency International Pageant” in July 2023.
But she has no plans of quitting her job driving taxi.
She shared, “Pageantry is a hobby for me. I love my job, I enjoy my taxi driving job. It’s lots of driving and lot of hours, but I don’t know if I could do anything else.”
“It’s flexible with work and I still keep family business in the loop when doing competitions. It’s very easy to balance time as if I take extra time to go to an event then I know I can do a few extra hours the next day or next week.”
“I must have done 7,000 or 8,000 miles driving to competitions in the last two years alone.”
“Pageantry gave me a huge boost of confidence. When I got the opportunity to go on stage myself for the first time, I just got the bug straight away.”
“They say you’re in a sisterhood in pageantry and although you’re in competition with each other, you’re all there to support each other too. I’m excited and nervous about Las Vegas but I want to take every opportunity I can.”
“I wouldn’t say proud to be plus-size because of the medical conditions with my weight.”
She shared, “I get a lot of people commenting ‘I wish I had your confidence’ and it’s not an easy process. It takes time and you’ll have setbacks. Every day’s a learning curve. I’m trying to promote the acceptance of everybody.”
“You’re judged on stage presence, how the outfit suits you against your skin tone, confidence on stage, eye contact, and walking confidently.”
Caitlin is diagnosed with PCOS, or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, which was the reason she couldn’t bring her weight down.
“As part of my pageant journey I’ve got a platform and I wanted to figure out a way to share information with others,” she shared. Caitlin has made her platform the place where she talks about her condition while on her journey in taking part in beauty pageants.