Miss British Beauty Curve 2012- Rio Watchorn
Rio Watchorn from Berkshire won the title of Miss British Beauty Curve 2012 in the glamorous final at the Jurys Inn Hotel, Surrey.
Rio competed against girls from all over the country and took home the title and crown.
The competition included five different rounds – Opening number interview, eveningwear, fashion-wear and swimwear.
The competition was very tough, and the judges had a very hard task on their hands, but Rio stood out, and won the crown! Congratulations to Rio and we wish her all of the best for her year ahead as our first ever Miss British Beauty Curve.
A message from Rio,
Hi everyone and welcome to the finals of Miss British Beauty Curve. I want to start by saying a massive thank you to Leah and all of the team at Miss BBC.
I have had an amazing year and today is going to be very emotional for me. All the girls here today should be so proud of getting this far. I have done a few pageants so as soon as I found out about Miss British Beauty Curve I knew I had to enter because finally there was a pageant who celebrated real women! The final was amazing, from start to finish. I remember how nervous I was arriving but all the girls felt the same and soon we were chatting away like we had been friends for years. After rehearsals (and a little break!) the show began.. opening round.. party wear.. evening wear and the dreaded swimwear.
Then the results were announced in 3rd place, in 2nd place and 1st place.. Rio! AHHHHHHHHHHHH. I don't think I can ever explain the feeling no matter how hard I try, excitement for the year ahead, tears of happiness an the nervousness to be a representative of all us curvy girls!
I have had an amazing year from photo shoots and judging pageants to being an advice/agony aunt for all the girls who need me!
I want to finish by wishing this year's contestants the best of luck and my only advice is to walk, talk and be confident no matter where you are. That stage is yours, own it!!!