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The representative of Canada in the recently concluded Miss Universe competition is selling the red evening gown she wore in the opening of the pageant.
In an Instagram post, Miss Universe Canada Siera Bearchell said proceeds will go “toward helping young women around the world find their self-confidence, self-worth and inner strength to be truly themselves and love themselves for who they are.”
Bearchell, who finished in the Top 9 of the pageant, earlier made headlines after her response to body shamers went viral on social media. In a press junker, Bearchell was asked about her thoughts on being “larger” than other Miss Universe candidates.
In the same post, the beauty queen also slammed body-shaming remarks against pop superstar Lady Gaga, who wore cropped top and shorts at one point of her performance at the Super Bowl’s halftime show
“After seeing the body shaming directed at the incredibly talented @ladygaga after her remarkable @housuperbowl performance, I was blown away again at the ignorance of our society. Why are we bringing down this woman who just gave one of the best performances ever displayed on one of the biggest, most celebrated stages in the world? Further, what message does this send our young women?” she said.
“Regardless of your talent, we will still focus merely on the physical appearance of your body? Despite your creativity and genius ideas, we will only talk about your waistline? Even though you may be the first woman to forge a path in your field, we will only compare your body to our expectations of beauty? It’s time to change this conversation,” Bearchell added.
Another Miss Universe candidate, Violina Ancheva of Bulgaria, also made the news after giving her Sherri Hill gown to a Filipina teenager who could not afford a prom dress. CDG