Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2007
Who says you have to be a size 2 to be a beauty queen? With the average women in America being a size 14 or greater the face of beauty is changing in more ways than one!
Chenese Lewis, a plus size model and actress who made history by being the first woman to hold the title of Miss Plus America in 2003 created Plus Pageantry (http://www.pluspageantry.com). Plus Pageantry is the first and only source dedicated exclusively for plus size women interested in pageantry.
Chenese Lewis, CEO of Plus Pageantry, says, "Growing up many little girls dream of being a beauty queen, but their dreams are shattered by watching televised pageants and they realize that they don't fit the popular ideal of what a beauty queen is considered to be. What many plus-size women don't realize is that there is hope and there are many opportunities available for those wanting to be a beauty queen but don't have the 'perfect' body according to society standards."
Plus Pageantry is a website that includes a directory of plus size pageants, message board, as well as features and links with information geared toward plus size women who have won beauty pageants, preparing to compete in one, as well as those curious and looking for more information.
"I created Plus Pageantry to bring awareness and exposure to plus size women in pageantry which mainstream media outlets have given little or no recognition," says Chenese
About Chenese Lewis
Chenese Lewis was crowned the prestigious title of Miss Plus America Lifetime, a lifetime achievement award, in the form of a never ending reign, for her outstanding work in the areas of positive body image, self-esteem and the empowerment of plus size women. Lewis can be reached for radio, magazine or television interviews via e-mail. You can find out more information about her through her website http://www.CheneseLewis.com