33 year old Angela Scognamiglio of Naples won the coveted title of “Miss Chubby” in an Italian beauty pageant held over the weekend. The pageant, which was designed to foster acceptance of all body types and sizes, is now in its twentieth year. Scognamiglio weighs 170 kilograms, which works out to about 374 pounds for all you fellow lazy non-Metric-system-understanding Americans reading this post. I’d love to run a bigger photo with this story, but almost none of the news outlets that covered this story (including the Daily Telegraph) deigned to include one. Though all this squinting is giving me a headache, Miss Chubby seems quite lovely and happy. Too bad she wasn’t worthy of anything bigger than a thumbnail.
- Mon, Aug 2 2010