Here’s everything you need to know about Jane Dipika Garrett, the first plus-size model who broke all stereotypes by entering the world’s most beautiful pageant, Miss Universe 2023.
Miss Universe is the world-acclaimed beauty pageant for which the entire world awaits. El Salvador hosted a spectacular show this November as models from 84 countries competed for the prestigious title of Miss Universe 2023. This year, the pageant was not just another competition. This time, it was more historic and inclusive.
For the first time, the historic pageant shows first plus-size girl aiming for the crown. Jane Dipika Garrett, Miss Nepal, is the first plus-sized model who competed in the worldwide competition. She instantly became everyone’s favourite as she walked the runway during the preliminary round on Wednesday, November 15. Her participation in the competition not only promotes diversity but also body positivity.
Jane Dipika Garrett, First-Ever Plus Size Girl in Miss Universe 2023
Garrett defeated 20 other contenders to become Miss Universe Nepal. She is a part American who describes herself as an advocate of body positivity. As a curvy woman who doesn’t follow certain beauty standards, I’m here to represent all women,” she told Hola magazine in an interview. She openly revealed how she struggled with body image issues in the past. “A few years ago, I was a very insecure person and had very low self-esteem. Now, I love myself, and that’s success to me. As a curvy woman who doesn’t follow certain beauty standards, I’m here to represent all women,” Garrett said. “I think there’s not one way to be beautiful, every woman is beautiful just as they are.”
Jane Dipika Garrett broke all stereotypes of slender-looking models and her involvement in the world’s most beautiful pageant will be a victory for body positivity, especially given that she suffered from body image issues.