Miss Voluptuous is branching out! If you'd like to join the family and bring the brand to your home country or state, please use the form below to register your interest. Please detail any relevant experience you have.
As a National or State Director, you'll receive the following benefits;
- A branded webpage to advertise the event and recruit contestants
- A national location email address
- All contestant paperwork
- The opportunity to run your own small business and retain all event profits-
Your delegate will compete at the International Grand Final!
There is NO CHARGE to hold a competition for Miss Voluptuous Pageants.
MEET THE TEAM
UK based Natalie Carley is the woman behind building the Miss Voluptuous brand.
Having competed in pageants herself since 2015, and twice at international level, Natalie knew she wanted to create the kind of experience that she herself would want as a contestant. With four years of award winning event management experience, Natalie created the Miss Voluptuous Pageants system, starting with the UK and growing into the four nations of Great Britain; England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales two years later.
In 2020, Natalie achieved International Status through franchising; an accomplishment only seen in the UK by Miss World and Miss Tourism World. In the spirit of true empowerment, there is no fee to hold a pageant for MVP, enabling a team of Female only directors across the globe to find economic empowerment through starting their own small businesses with a successful business model that has zero start-up costs. Everything from paperwork to web space is provided.
Miss Voluptuous Pageants in the first and only UK based plus size exclusive pageant to crown Queens across the globe.
The sisterhood aspect of competing is at the forefront of Miss Voluptuous, as with the emphasis on platform and service to the communities of the contestants.
Natalie is also the founder of Q4 Volunteer. You can find out more about the project here.
The Miss Voluptuous Pageants brand is growing; Natalie's mission is to create global opportunities for others to take on the Miss Voluptuous Pageants brand and bring it into their home state or country.
MVP PAGEANT COORDINATORS
MISS VOLUPTUOUS PAGEANTS PUBLIC STATEMENTS
"Miss Voluptuous Pageants has never been afraid to send a message.
In 2017, we sent the message that Voluptuous, curvy, plus size women were taking back their power by owning their bodies, and their right to feel beautiful.
It's been quite the journey since then; We've broken away from antiquated ideals and become an organisation that welcomes transwomen into our family. We've changed the rules of Evening gown, allowing contestants to compete in a formal dinner suit or tuxedo instead, should they wish.
We've proudly championed the Terrence Higgins Trust, a sexual health and HIV charity, showing that sexual health and sexual agency is not something to hide or be ashamed of. To that end, we removed the pageant standard 'modesty clause' from our contract.
We made 'Can You Hear Me Now' - a short and powerful cinematic style film about the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement gaining traction.
That video to date has been watched nearly 50,000 times.
We've held a history-making International Grand Final, crowning five phenomenal women as our International and Continental titleholders.
Our plans for the 2023 International in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania were well underway.
Then, on the 24th of June, this year, just three weeks ago, the Supreme Court Of The United States made the decision to strip bodily autonomy from millions of women and individuals with a uterus in the US; a decision that will impact those with low incomes and those belonging to racial and ethnic minorities the most, to the detriment of their fundamental HUMAN rights.
Pennsylvania state law doesn't currently protect bodily autonomy for people with a uterus.
So I made a decision.
A decision that I might like to point out is about human rights, not politics. A decision on behalf of everyone who has had choice taken away from them.
I made a decision that aligned with our vision and integrity as a sisterhood of Women who are sick of being told what to do with their bodies.
I made the decision to move the International Grand Final out of Pennsylvania and into a State that does have laws in place to protect the rights of women,
Of transgender men,
of victims of sexual assault,
of those with unfathomable decisions to make because of health conditions,
of women and individuals who will lose their lives as a result of physical or mental health or partner inflicted violence due to lack of access to basic health care,
of women who for ANY reason, wish to have 100% control over their bodies and life-altering events, like pregnancy and child birth.
Our titleholders around the world will be heading to COLORADO to compete for the 2023 International Title.
In times when we feel helpless, we can take action.
We can send a message.
And Miss Voluptuous Pageants has never been afraid to send a message.
NATALIE CARLEY, MISS VOLUPTUOUS PAGEANTS INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Miss Voluptuous Pageants (MVP) was created in 2018 as a separate and stand alone system after Miss Voluptuous UK ran under the same Director in 2017 in the United Kingdom.
The rebranded system, MVP, is not connected in any way to Voluptuous Diva USA, nor has it ever been affiliated under this name.
Miss Voluptuous UK was created in 2016 after a conversation with the director of a scholarship program with a different name in USA. Elements of this program provided the inspiration for Miss Voluptuous UK, and an informal alliance was formed between the organisations.
The USA system changed its name and logo to align with Miss Voluptuous UK in January 2017, six months after the UK pageant was established. This logo was created by Natalie Carley.
The system also changed their crown to align with Miss Voluptuous UK.
The appointed USA titleholder visited the UK and Miss Voluptuous UK gladly hosted her as a special guest and all around inspirational woman.
However, the Miss Voluptuous USA pageant never took place, and was shelved for two consecutive years.
Miss Voluptuous UK went in an entirely different direction, and it became clear that the visions for the future of the systems were entirely different.
Miss Voluptuous UK, as an organisation, and after a discussion with the USA system about this, became Miss Voluptuous Pageants, to represent the new system, new vision and to symbolise the rebrand.
The winner’s crown, sash, brand colours, terms and conditions, website, mission statement, judging criteria, ethos and eligibility criteria all changed to reflect this, including allowing those in same sex relationships to compete, recognising Transgender Women as eligible to apply, and removing other antiquated and discriminatory exclusions.
Our official USA Facebook page can be found here - https://www.facebook.com/MISSVOLUPTUOUSPAGEANTSUSA
Miss Voluptuous Pageants, as a system and a brand is the sole work of Natalie Carley.