Miss England finalist Melisa Raouf has become the first ever beauty queen to compete in the pageant without wearing any makeup.
“It means a lot to me as I feel many girls of different ages wear makeup because they feel pressured to do so,” the 20 year old said in a recent interview after she opted for a barefaced look.
She has since moved forward at the pageant’s semifinals on Monday and she’ll compete in the finals this October for the crown.
“If one is happy in their own skin we should not be made to cover up our face with makeup. Our flaws make us who we are and that’s what makes every individual unique,” she said.