Good morning readers!
We’ve decided to spread the interviews out over the day so you’re not inundated with blog posts during your lunch hour, how does that sound? Kicking us off bright and early this morning is the lovely Emma Donaghy!
Morning Emma! Lets start out with telling our readers a little more about yourself.
My names Emma, I’m 21 and I live in Brighton. I work for an insurance company and spend most of my time there getting in trouble for spilling hot drinks. I am the most clumsy person I know, especially in restaraunts. Lucky for me, my friends find my lack of grace endearing. I spent the last two years studying Drama in London and am currently taking a break to save, get experience and see some of the world. I studied drama because I love the theatre and I’m interested in story telling in any art form, my guilty pleasure is reading a trashy romantic comedy under my desk.
How did you find out about this years Star in a Bra competition?
I was already a huge fan of the Brastop blog and when I heard about the competition, I knew I wanted to give it a shot.
Glad to see the blog is doing some good! Why did you decide to enter? It must be quite overwhelming to actually go through with entering!
I was an early developer and growing up, shopping for bras was a nightmare. I regulary attempted to squeeeze my assests into the pretty petite sizes my peers were wearing. I wanted to ‘fit in’… literally. As I grew older, I learnt to be confident about standing out with my curves. Brands like Curvy Kate promote healthy figures in sexy lingerie, something I would love to be a part of.
It seems like a lot of our entrants have struggled in the past with wanting to fit in, so we’re glad to hear you’re all finally embracing those beautiful curves! How did you feel when you entered? Were you nervous?
I was very nervous when I entered. Two of my best friends were with me when I took the photos and we decided to make a day of it. We laid out the clothes, put on music and opened a bottle of wine to steady the nerves. I have an amazing support team in Brighton and although I still felt nervous pressing send, their encouragement gave me the extra boost I needed to bare my deliactes online.
Music and wine? Sounds like you have some good friends! And how about when you found out you’d made it through to the top thirty?
I was checking my emails all morning and when I got the confirmation message. I held my breath until I saw my photos online – just incase the email had been an error - but there they were! A huge grin spread across my face and I had those fizzy butterflies. I was aprehensive about posting the competition on facebook because I was worried about what people may think. Then I thought, “well if I am going to do this, then I need to do it properly” and after the fantasic response from my friends, I am really glad I did.
We’re glad you did it too! And finally, why do you think people should support you to be in the final ten?
Being in the final thirty has already been an amazing experience and I am proud to be alongside twenty-nine other beautiful girls. Making it to the top ten would mean so much as I have had no professional modeling experience and I think I could represent real women. I would love the opportunity to be a role model for young girls to encourage confidence in thier curves. To let women of all ages know, as long as you are healthy and have confidence in yourself, it will show on the outside at any size. Life is short girls, eat cake.
Eat cake, we like that advice, thanks Emma!
It seems many of our entrants have had to overcome body confidence issues, which is unfortunate, but we’re so glad many of you have – we should all be proud of our curves and Emma is a great example of this!