Miss Universe Canada Siera Bearchell may not have won the crown and the title, but she has definitely succeeded in using the competition as a platform "to be a voice for young women who have struggled with self-worth and self-confidence." Thanks to her, our voices were made louder and clearer. Also thanks to her, we now have a classy way to respond to body shamers. Imagine replying to them with these statements? LOL! Below are five examples.
- "How does it feel to be larger than most people your age?"
"How does it feel to be myself? How does it feel to be confident in who I am? How does it feel to redefine beauty? It feels great."
- "Mag-diet ka na!"
"I have a vision to redefine beauty. I have a vision in which women around the world will recognize that true beauty, validation, and self-worth start from within."
- "Parang tumataba ka yata?"
"I am secure and that's what makes me beautiful."
- "Maganda ka sana kaso mataba ka."
"The negativity only fuels my fire to keep working on a platform that so evidently needs to be progressed."
- "Kain ka kasi ng kain."
"My body is not naturally lean and that's okay. I am healthy. I am fit. I am confident. I am me. This is who I am right now and I'm okay with it, so you should be too."
Got more queen-like retorts for body shamers? Leave them in the comments below!