Congratulations to the women who were crowned Miss, Ms., Mrs., and Teen Plus America!
The winners from Left to Right are: 2012 Mrs. Plus America Kanesha Waits (TX), 2012 Ms. Plus America Kimberly Cecil (KY), Director Melissa Stamper, Miss Plus America Elite Makela Steward(WA), 2012 Miss Plus America Brianna Manning (OK), Miss Plus America Teen Maranda Zucati (WA)
In an interview with Nikea Young, Pageant Director Melissa Stamper spoke about the goals of the pageant to be happy in your own skin!
We need events such as this one to show that plus size women are active, attractive and ready to embrace new challenges.
She said, “One of the main questions I’m asked by media is, ‘How can you justify having a plus size pageant when obesity is so prevalent in society today?’ My response has always been that MPA is not about promoting obesity. It’s about being happy where you are. I will not sit in a closet and hide myself because some believe that my appearance negates my right to experience new things. That belief, in my opinion is prejudice in its purest form and unfortunately, one of the most tolerated in America today.
Great job and congratulations to all of the participants and for putting plus size in the news!
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