Shape of things to come as Ms Curvy finalists’ in upright stand
Three Eastern Cape Ms Curvy Body finalists’ #No to body shaming and bullying campaign is aimed at changing people’s attitudes to fuller-figured women.
The finalists will host a 5km run on Saturday, which starts at 7am at the Orient Theatre.
“When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behaviour, they send the message it is not acceptable,” said finalist Bhongo Siyaphi. Ms Curvy Body is a South African beauty pageant celebrating full-figured women.
“We realised people are shamed for their full figures and we needed to create awareness and encourage women to love the bodies as they are,” said finalist Chwayita Mabona.
Nokuthula Ngcongo, from East London, said shaming people because of their physical shape was unacceptable.
Tickets, at R50 for adults and R25 for children, are at Shoprite and Checkers in East London.
When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behaviour, they send the message that it is not acceptable