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For the first time in 94-year history of pageant , Miss England Finalist Melisa Raouf to compete without makeup

20-Year-old Melisa Raouf is the Miss England finalist. She created history as she walk on ramp without makeup . She is first-ever woman in pageant's history to walk without putting on makeup.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: It is believed that it is ‘compulsory’ for the participants to wear heavy make-up, heels, fashionable clothes in the beauty pageant contests. A 20 year old woman has broken this misconception. A finalist of the Miss England beauty contest, Melisa Raouf competed in her natural look, without makeup. For the first time in nearly a century of the Miss England competition, an English model has made history by competing in the beauty pageant without makeup.

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20-year-old Melisa from London reached the semi-finals of the beauty contest in front of the judges without makeup. The jury was also impressed by Melisa’s decision and her natural beauty.

Melissa said that she decided to walk the catwalk without any cosmetics or beauty products. She wanted to inspire other women and took this step in this effort.

She has also won the “Bare Face” round in the year 2019. Talking about her brave move, organizer Angie Beasley said, “It encourages women to show us who they really are without the need to hide behind makeup and filters on social media.”

“This is the first time I’ve seen a contestant completely makeup-free competing in a semi-final and she said she felt empowered against all the other contestants,” she further added.

According to Mirror, Melisa Raouf felt that it was an amazing experience for her and she felt quite daunting as she entered the finals. “It means a lot to me as I feel many girls of different ages wear makeup because they feel pressured to do so,” she said.

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“If one is happy in their own skin, we should not be made to cover up our face with makeup. Our flaws make us who we are and that’s what makes every individual unique. I think people should love and embrace their flaws and blemishes, as we know real beauty lies within simplicity,” Melisa further added.

She will compete for the Miss England crown with 40 other women on October 17.

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