Introducing Chloe Marshall, Miss Surrey 2008, a voluptuous size 16. Isn't she just gorgeous? I had to bring this story to you as it made my day to see an average sized woman celebrated in this way, in a world (and competition) dominated by minus sized women who fit some kind of unattainable fashion model mould.

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Hooray that a woman with enviable curves has beaten the identikit girls into the competition! She looks happy, fit and healthy, and as for that killer smile...well, you can see why Chloe won the judges over.

Isn't it great to hear about a 16 year old who is happy with the way she looks at a size 16, and confident enough to put herself out there and enter a beauty competition - when all around we're being told that a size zero is something to aim for? he must have fantastic parents who have instilled a damn good sense of self esteem into their daughter.

"The teenager, who has been signed up by the Models Plus agency, said most of her rivals were size eight or ten.

"Everybody thinks you have to be a tall, slim blonde and I'm a curvy brunette," she added. "I want to show it is possible to be beautiful and not a standard size zero. "The reaction I've had is great. Other girls have told me I have really boosted their confidence, which is terrific."

Wouldn't it be amazing if she won the entire competition?