You are BEaUtiful <3

Scholarship Entrant: Mia from Waterford, MI
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Mia: 22

At 18 I was Vibrant, Beautiful, and curvy size 16 contemplating plus size modeling. Then one day, my nephew pokes me in the tummy and says “You’re FAT” though the words were uttered from the mouth of a child, you know that is a moment of honesty. As I stood in the kitchen with him (who was about 5 years old) and continued catering to his request; tears streamed down my face. I had never in my 18 years of life felt so humiliated even though there was no one there to witness that. From that day on I never considered modeling again.

Where would I be now? I often remind myself one day I would love to create something cool. Perhaps become some sort of “Plus Positivist”.

If I were granted the opportunity to do what I love, I’d start a non-profit to encourage women to spread empowerment without discrimination. BEa.U.tiful would be allow you to BE YOU while gaining knowledge to become a BOSS. Own your body image and business. Deliver the confidence that you are a BOSS; that you are a leader Built On Self Success. That’s why I believe its time to create a platform for healthy body acceptance, to create the change I want to see. My goal is simple, breed more successful women of all shapes and sizes. The only requirement is ambition to be a business owner. Once you are established you must pay it forward. Be You, BEa.U.tifiul.

Vote for Mia: 22

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