Irvine girls dream of being crowned Miss Scotland
TWO Irvine girls are dreaming of being crowned Miss Scotland.
And 20-year-old singer Claire Daisy Anderson says she is flying the flag for girls who are scared they are not typically model-like.
“I love my curves and I am out to prove that women who are a size 18 can be sexy and can be crowned Miss Scotland,” said Claire.
“There is so much pressure on people and I know girls who have had an eating disorder because they want to look like girls in magazines. I’m out to prove big girls are gorgeous.
“Since I posted it on my Facebook I have had mainly positive comments, I was sad to see some people had posted negative comments but I’m not going to worry about them and their small minds.
“I love my body and don’t feel I should be ashamed it. I can’t hide it so I might as well be proud of it.”
Bonnie Campbell is also vying for that crown and the chance to be named Miss Scotland.
The down-to-earth 18-year-old who works as an administration assistant at Vineburgh Community Centre has been stunned at the reaction from family and friends who are all getting behind her.
“Honestly, my phone hasn’t stopped ringing,” said the former Irvine Royal Academy pupil.
“My mum encouraged me to send a picture in and I couldn’t believe I was chosen as a contestant, it’s exciting.
“It would a real honour to be crowned Miss Scotland and represent Irvine at the final.”
Her mum Lorraine couldn’t be prouder.
“Bonnie is a beautiful girl and I really hope that people vote for her to be given the title Miss Scotland,” said the proud mum.
“We’re all getting behind her at the centre and I think she would make a brilliant Miss Scotland.
“It’s a great opportunity for these young women and it would be fantastic to see a local girl crowned.”