Sarawakian lawyer Sanjeet Kaur Sidhu did not miss a chance to take part in a plus-size women beauty pageant.
And she came out tops when she was crowned the Jumbo Queen 2017.
At 26 and weighing 110kg, she was not the youngest among the seven finalists. And neither was she the lightest of them all.
But she proved her mettle when she also won the Most Photogenic Award, one of the three subsidiary titles.
Sanjeet found out about the pageant a year ago while browsing for plus-size clothing and was over the moon when she fitted the requirements.
“I was in Miri at that time and I was lucky enough to be offered a job in the Klang Valley earlier this year in March.
“I jumped at the opportunity to fulfil my dream of joining a beauty pageant,” she was quoted in The Star.
“I am so blessed that there is a pageant that recognises beauty in all shapes and sizes, and it is all about letting our inner beauty shine while flaunting our curves,” she said.
Sanjeet is currently pursuing a part-time masters degree in Strategic Management and Leadership in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, and at the same time, looking forward to modelling opportunities to pursue her career as a plus-size model, the report added.
The pageant goes with the tagline “Bigger in size but beautiful in curves”.
Jumbo Queen aims to educate, motivate and promote self-confidence among plus-size women, showing that beauty pageants are not just about body size, but rather inner beauty.
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