Evita Delmundo found beauty in what others considered to be an imperfection
Evita Delmundo, 20, was born with large, hairy dark-brown moles covering her face and body as well as a birth mark across her neck and shoulders.
With an Instagram account teeming with smiling selfies, the young woman appears to have confidence in spades but she is open about the fact that finding self-acceptance doesn’t happen overnight.
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Cruel classmates calls her a ‘monster’ and ‘chocolate chip cookie’ due to the lumps, leaving her heartbroken and shy.
‘In primary school, no one wanted to be friends with me. Basically, I was a lonely girl.’
But after attending secondary school, she gain confidence as other pupils accept her and has a big support from her mother. As she grew up and became more aware of her moles, a number of which have tufts of hair growing, she dreamed of having them removed.
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But despite dreaming of having a removal, doctors warn that the procedure could put the then 16-year-old’s life at risk. She said, it’s time to accept the body she has right now.
“At first, I really wanted to,” she told Elle Malaysia. “But after seeking advice from doctors, I learned that it could be a risk to my health. So, I just had to accept that this is the body I’ve been given. But now I’m grateful I didn’t change anything.”
In a world where our looks are always what people take notice, the young beauty hopes that her story and attitude will inspire others to accept their bodies just as they are.
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Miss Universe Journey
She auditioned for Miss Universe Malaysia on June 17, meeting last year’s winner Samantha Katie James, and is now waiting for the results to see if she has progressed to the next round.
“It’s always been a dream for me to try out for Miss Universe Malaysia,” she told Elle Malaysia in a recent interview. “I feel like it’s a good way for me to showcase my uniqueness and newfound confidence, and hopefully I can also inspire others.”
Evita said that even if she wouldn’t get to the next round of competition, it won’t dent her confidence and she’ll continue entering other beauty pageants.
‘I’m just keeping my fingers crossed. If I don’t get through, there’s always another platform.’
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