"Everybody thinks you have to be a tall, slim blonde and I'm a curvy brunette, I want to show it is possible to be beautiful and not a standard size zero. The reaction I’ve had is great. Other girls have told me I have really boosted their confidence, which is terrific."
Chloe Marshall is a British plus-size model from Cranleigh, Surrey in south-east England. She is the first size-16 (US size 12) model to pass into the finals for the Miss England tiara after winning over seven other girls for the Miss Surrey title in March 2008.
Marshall told The Sun: "I wanted to go through to the Miss England finals to break the stereotype that you have to be tall and skinny to be considered beautiful."In 2008, she was signed by the Models Plus agency. Models Plus spokesman Stevie Walters has gone on record describing the teenager as "luscious."
She's appeared on Sky News, CBS, NBC, Good Morning America and Inside Addition (USA). I've done live satellite links to Russia, Japan and Australia and, to top it all, the Tyra banks show flew her to New York to appear on the show. HELLO! Magazine, Wome's Own, Women's Weekly, Glamour Magazine, Reveal, Best, Heat and OK!
The national finals for the Miss England title were held on July 18, 2008. Chloe was selected as first runner-up.