Miss Universe Canada wrote a powerful note in response to people who shamed her for gaining weight

The women of the Miss Universe pageant are known for being some of the most beautiful humans in the world. But Canadian contestant, Siera Bearchell, revealed she deals with body shamers. What?! Ugh.

She explains:

"I was recently asked, 'What happened to you? Why have you gained weight? You are losing points' This was a reference to my body of course."


Look at the absolutely stunning Siera:

She continues in her post:

“While I am first to say I am not as lean as I was when I was 16, 20, or even last year, but I am more confident, capable, wise, humble and passionate than ever before. ??As soon as I started to love who I was rather than always trying to fit what I thought society wanted me to be, I gained a whole new side of life.”

Yassssss. We love this message. It’s so upsetting that someone so obviously amazing could ever feel insecure.

She also talked about how she wants to see more individuality and self-love at the pageant:

“This is the side I am trying to bring to the @missuniverse competition. The side of life that is so rare to find: self-worth and self-love. We always focus on the things we wish we could change rather than loving everything we are.”

You can check out the whole post here:

We’re loving the way Miss Universe contestants and winners are speaking up these days. If you forgot, former Miss Universe Alicia Machado came forward earlier this year about being body-shamed by President Trump.

We’re rooting for you, Siera! We love your honesty!

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