Taroudant - Morocco will organize on December 5 a beauty contest “Miss Fat Morocco,” the first of its kind in the country, to celebrate the beauty of plus-sized women.
Taroudant – Morocco will organize on December 5 a beauty contest “Miss Fat Morocco,” the first of its kind in the country, to celebrate the beauty of plus-sized women.
According to the Huffington Post Maghreb, about 30 women across Morocco will participate in the contest.
“The preselecting phase of candidates who will participate in the final competition will begin next week,” said Merri Ali, Artistic Director of Zaki’s Event, the organizer of the beauty pageant.
To be eligible for the beauty contest, candidates must be between 18 and 30 years old, of Moroccan nationality, and weigh at least 6 kilos more than her size. In other words, a woman who is 1.7 meters for example, should weigh at least 76 kg.
“I am actually a fashion designer for plus-sized women,” Pascale Richard, founder of Miss Fat Morocco, told the Huffington Post Maghreb.
Richard said that it was during her participation in Miss Fat France as a designer of formal evening dresses, that she had the idea to create a Moroccan contest for plus-sized women.
Thierry Fézard, the creator of ‘Miss Ronde France’, “offered to launch the contest in Morocco. So I started contacting plus-sized Moroccan women who have responded positively to my proposal,” she added.
In Morocco, as in many other societies, standards of beauty, whether on an individual or a collective basis, are widely different.
However, it’s believed that men, particularly those in the countryside, regard fuller-figured women as more attractive and healthier.