Building confidence as a plus size woman is hard enough when you are exposed to such negative medium through the news, television, and magazines. As plus size women are getting more attention in the news, societal views can range from the extreme harsh to the uplifting positive. But as grown women, we have, in one way or another, built up certain defense mechanisms to protect our pride, confidence or at times, our being.
But what happens to our younger women, our teens, our children, who are subjected to these harsh criticisms from the media when they have not learned about confidence, security, or personal worth? As a community, friend, family member, we must lift up these young women and celebrate their curves.
One such organization “Promoting Inner Beauty, Self-Acceptance, and Confidence That Permeates Outwardly” is the Plus Teen USA Pageant. Recognizing the fact that many plus size teens struggle with poor self-images and low self-esteem, Plus Teen USA provides expert conference speakers to facilitate and address these and other issues, in hopes that contestants will recognize and embrace their inner beauty.
Please read on to find out more about this uplifting event!
AMERICAS EXCLUSIVE PAGEANT AND CONFERENCE FOR PLUS SIZE TEENS
“Promoting Inner Beauty, Self-Acceptance, and Confidence That Permeates Outwardly”
During the weekend of October 23-25, 2009, Dallas/Ft. Worth will play host to the Plus Teen USA, 2009 Pageant and Conference. Young ladies ages 13-19 who wear size 12 and up (13 in juniors), will gather together from all over the United States for fun, friendship, education, and inspiration to celebrate themselves in the skin they’re in, while discovering their full potential. Contestants will walk away with a renewed sense of self esteem, self awareness, self image, self acceptanceâ€¦ SELF. Only one of the contestants, however, will walk away with the title of Plus Teen USA, 2009, a beautiful crown, a minimum $500.00 scholarship, and numerous other fantastic prizes.
Contestants, regardless of race, family structure, and past pageantry experience, will compete in Personal Interview, Casual Wear, and Formal Wear competitions, with five finalists answering a final question to determine who will become Plus Teen USA, 2009. Contestants may also enter optional Photogenic, Performance Talent, and Non-Performance Talent Competitions such as arts and crafts, written word, photography, a portfolio exhibit, and a designer outfit.
Thirty percent of teens in the United States are overweight. Doctors say, if this overweight epidemic is not stopped, this will be the first generation not to live as long as their parents. Although true beauty comes from within, when we look good, we feel better about ourselves, and when we feel good about ourselves, we appreciate ourselves more and take better care of ourselves, states Jacqueline Lawrence, National Director.
Spokesperson and Featured Speaker is none other than Sharon Quinn, the 6 foot, shaved-head beauty known as The Original Runway Diva who is infamous for her appearance on all three seasons of the Oxygen Networks popular MoNiques F.A.T. Chance.
Plus size teens interested in participating in a life transforming experience can register online today to become contestants in Plus Teen USA, 2009 at Plus Teen USA.
The deadline to register is September 15, 2009.
Score one for the Confident Fashionistas!
Keep it Curvy.Confident.Chic.