Beauty Pageant Contestants Stand Up To Cyber Bullying
North Carolina Beauty Queen Isabella Gaines was initially hurt by this Twitter post of her with and without makeup posted without her permission.
It was posted to a Twitter page called "NCOT no makeup" that posts photos of young women with no makeup to try to embarrass and shame them.
Their bio reads: "the page where youll find the prettiest NCOT girls WITH NO MAKEUP! YUCK!"
But since then she has taken a stand against cyberbullying and posted this to her Instagram page:
1 Samuel 16:7 For the Lord sees not as man sees: Man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart. Tonight I received a Twitter notification that directed me to a tweet I found to be offensive and degrading. I used to be very insecure about how I looked without makeup, but I am comfortable in my own skin and have accepted I am not flawless because I know I'm made in God's image. In order to remain kind I follow what I perceive to be the Golden Rule which is "do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Rude or ugly comments hurt and destroy self-esteem. Beauty comes from within. I just wanted to remind everyone that you are all beautiful, fearfully and wonderfully made in God's image.
The post blew up in the North Carolina pageant community with others posting their own makeup-free selfies to support her...
She also posted her own makeup comparison selfie to her Twitter and good on her for taking control of this situation!