I was truly excited to see this film for two reasons: #1 it documents two plus size pageant contestants’ stories and #2 women film makers doin’ their thing!
In many ways, best friends Allison Kopach and Jenny Flores are typical pageant queens. They love makeup, fashion, and anything that sparkles. However, unlike Miss America, at a size 22 the only doors open to them are in the plus size pageant world. The film, by Emily Sheskin and Veena Rao, follows the two friends as they prepare for and compete in the 2011 American Beauties Plus Pageant and revisits them in 2012 to reflect on the outcome of the pageant and what has changed in their lives.
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