Woman with moles breaks pageant stereotype, auditions for Miss Universe Malaysia
Defying the standard beauty pageant stereotypes, the young Malaysian woman with large hairy moles all over her body has auditioned for the Miss Universe contest.world Updated: Jul 08, 2017 16:26 IST
Evita Delmundo, who was born with large patches of moles, believes she is unique in her own way.
Defying the standard beauty pageant stereotypes, the young Malaysian woman with large hairy moles all over her body has auditioned for the Miss Universe contest, and is now hoping to get through the next round.
“It’s always been a dream for me to try out for Miss Universe Malaysia,” Refinery29 quoted Delmundo as saying. “I feel like it’s a good way for me to showcase my uniqueness and newfound confidence, and hopefully I can also inspire others.”
The 20-year-old was born with Giant Congenital Melanocytic Nervus – a rare medical condition affecting an estimated 1 in 50,000 births. During her growing years, she wanted to get the lumps removed but doctors warned that the surgery could be dangerous, the Daily Mail reported.
With her indomitable spirit, she has managed to build an impressive fan following on her Instagram account, many of whom are sending their good wishes for the contest.
But her journey has not been an easy one. According to the Daily Mail, she was constantly bullied by her classmates during her school days and was called a ‘monster’ and ‘chocolate chip cookie’.
“In primary school, no one wanted to be friends with me. I remember a teacher having to ask two girls to accompany me during recess, and they were whispering ‘why do we have to treat her like a princess’?” Delmundo said.
“It broke my heart. I told them that they don’t have to follow me and they went off immediately. Basically, I was a lonely girl,” she added.
‘I learnt to accept my birthmarks and love myself. I slowly gained the confidence to show off my uniqueness,” she said.
With over 43,000 Instagram followers, Delmundo has come a long way and continues to inspire many with her confidence.
“I’m just keeping my fingers crossed. If I don’t get through, there’s always another platform,” she said.
First Published: Jun 30, 2017 17:01 IST