A beauty in any beholder’s eye
BULLIED her entire school life and blind in her left eye, Elice Craig is not your typical Miss World contestant.
But the remarkable Western Sydney beauty is on a mission to change people’s view and prove to the world that beauty comes in all forms.
Craig, 20, competed in the NSW preliminary final at Macarthur Square Shopping Centre and was one of 12 girls to go through to the state finals, which will be held in July. A total of 40 girls will compete then and the top eight will go on to the national competition.
“Going blind at the age of seven has made me who I am today,” Craig said.
“It became my purpose in life. I want to inspire other young women to be comfortable in their own skin. ”
Craig was born with a cyst on her left eye and was forced to undergo numerous surgeries as a child in an attempt to fix it.
“Each time it got worse and eventually a scar grew over my pupil which is why it looks blue,” the corporate secretary said.
Her unusual-looking eye meant years of bullying at school.
Miss World entrant Elice Craig is blind in one eye and wants to inspire women.