THEY are big, bold and beautiful. And they are taking part in what is likely to be Singapore’s first plus-size beauty pageant.
The contestants for Miss & Ms Amazing must weigh at least 80kg and possess a big personality and confidence to go with it.
The contest, which is open to single and married women, has attracted 40 contestants aged between 19 and 43 since registration began in February. It is organised by TKS and Sons, which also organises the Miss Teen Singapore, Little Miss Singapore and Elite Mrs Singapore contests.
Ms Beverly Tan, 29, founder of TKS and Sons, said she came up with a plus-size pageant to give big women a platform to show off their beauty.
She says: ‘This pageant will redefine the meaning of beauty. There are many good-looking plus-size women in Singapore and this is a chance for them to show people they have what it takes to be a beauty queen.’
The contest has attracted women from all walks of life – students, pre-school teachers, entrepreneurs, sales managers and housewives.