This 20-year-old, who was born with large, hairy black-and-brown moles all over her body is waiting auditioned for Miss Universe Malaysia and is waiting to see if she’s made it to the next round. Beauty comes in all forms. All that just changed with Evita Delmundo auditioning for Miss Universe Malaysia.
“In primary school, no one wanted to be friends with me. I remember a teacher having to ask two girls to accompany me during recess, and they were whispering ‘why do we have to treat her like a princess?” she said.
“I learnt to accept my birthmarks and love myself. I slowly gained the confidence to show off my uniqueness”, she further added.
At primary school, she got accepted by everyone because her mother taught there. Battling body-image issues is difficult enough, but to do it through a platform like a beauty pageant is even more praise-worthy.
Evita has assured her 42K followers on Instagram, and supporters across the globe, she won’t let her courage fail. She will continue auditioning for different beauty pageants. If that doesn’t give you hope that the world will be more accepting of beauty in all its forms, then nothing will.
By: Drishti Gupta