Miss Chubby Paraguay is a beauty pageant contest where women between 18 and 25 years run for the Miss Chubby title. The weigth of the contestants are around between 200 and 260 LBS.
To ght against such treatment and question beauty standards, his creator, Michael Beras organized the Miss Chubby beauty pageant. “In Paraguay, society accepts obese people only if they are on a diet.” Miss Chubby born with the intention to enhance the beauty of the woman who is in overweight. They intend to break down the barriers of discrimination against women who suffer from obesity and improve the quality of life of the contestants.
Nearly 60% of Paraguay’s population is considered overweight or obese, according to gures from the health ministry. Despite such a high rate, there is widespread discrimination against overweight people.
They teach the contestants how to improve their eating habits and be comfortable with their body
I did portraits of the candidates in their rooms, where they show their bodies without complexes.