Miss Universe Peru Contestant Makes History, First Plus-Sized Contestant to Reach Finals

21 Apr

Inquisitr.com – Miss Universe Peru contestant Mirella Paz Baylon is making history as the first plus-sized competitor to reach the beauty pageant’s finals. The 19-year-old beauty burst into tears as she was selected to continue on to the Miss Universe Peru finals along with nine other contestants. Baylon’s admittance into the top ten finals marks the first time that a plus-sized contestant has made it to the final round of the pageant, and her fellow competitors seemed genuinely happy for the Miss Universe hopeful.

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The Daily Mail reports that 19-year-old Mirella Paz Baylon is changing the Miss Universe Peru pageant landscape by becoming the first plus-sized model to make it to the pageant’s top ten finals. The Miss Universe hopeful says that things haven’t always been easy as a plus-sized woman. Baylon notes that she was tormented in school by classmates who called her a “hog” for her larger size. Read the full article here.

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