Last year, Elena Raouna was crowned Miss British Curve 2013, a competition which celebrates women’s curves! Since becoming Miss British Curve, Elena has been embracing her curves and success as a plus size model. Learn more about Elena and find out what her top fashion tips are!
“I’m 22 and work in my family’s business- a fish and chip shop but it’s not all about frying fish! I love to glam up, be pampered, socialise with friends and of course model at any opportunity! I’m Greek Cypriot however I was born and raised in England but I have a lot of family from a village called Lefkara in Cyprus.
Miss Curve was the first pageant I ever entered to it was a shock to Win! I actually cried! Happy tears though. The finals were in Surrey and there were 20 of us taking part to be crowned and the girls were lovely, I left feeling honoured and proud. Since winning the competition I have been featured in many national papers as well as magazines. I’ve also got a place in the finals for Miss Face of the Year 2014 and Miss Real Girl 2014 so it’s looking like a busy year ahead! So exciting!!
I wasn’t always so body confident but I’m very happy now! It’s all about loving yourself and dressing for yourself and if anyone doesn’t like it tell them they don’t have to look, no matter what age or size women can look beautiful!
Top Trend Tips
My favourite trend this year has to be the midi-dress!! It fits the body snug and is perfect to show off some curves. I chose my items to wear today from the lovely Yours Clothing! So comfy and funky!! I decided to go with black red and a bit of glitter as you can get in the spirit this winter especially with this rock chick funky style! I love stepping outside any comfort zone. As long as you wear whatever the clothing style with confidence then you can rock it!!
One rule! Enhance your best feature and if you don’t think you have one hide your worst feature. You will soon discover an enhancing one!! If you have a small waist wear a waist belt -I want to see it!! Got a big bum? That’s fine look at Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj & Beyoncé, they are out there and loved!
I love Yours Clothing because as they understand us curvy women are fashionable and they stock up on the latest trends which I love! We all are different shapes and sizes but it’s time the nation realised curves is something we can be proud of. ”