A Malaysian woman bullied for her face covered with moles is not letting her tormentors have the last word. 20-year-old Evita Delmundo chose instead to audition for the coveted beauty pageant, Miss Universe.
Delmundo was born with "large, hairy dark brown moles" that covers her body and face, the Daily Mail reported. Specialists say it is not a rare medical condition and are simply ordinary moles.
In school, she was branded a 'monster' and 'chocolate chip cookie' because of the lumps. She told the Daily Mail at that time she felt lonely and very sad. The bullying left her heartbroken and withdrawn. Things only turned around for Delmundo in secondary school where her classmates accepted her for who she is.
Singing and learning to play the guitar helped her gain confidence.
Even though Delmundo, who works part-time at a local cafe, dreamed of having the moles removed, she decided against it when doctors warned surgery could put her health at risk. She was only 16-year-old when she chose to finally accept her body with the moles. "I learnt to accept my birthmarks and love myself. I slowly gained confidence to show off my uniqueness," she told the Daily Mail.
She decided the best platform to show off he rareness was by auditioning for the pageant on June 2017. Evita even got to meet last year’s winner Samantha Katie James.
Now, Evita hopes others will take a leaf from her page and accept their own bodies....