Nadina Knight of Highams Park has been selected to represent Greater London in the regional heats of Miss Earth England

Nadie Knight was bullied at university about her weight

Nadina Knight will compete against 30 women for the Miss Earth England title

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A woman who was bullied for being overweight has been selected to represent London in a beauty pageant.

Nadina Knight, 26, of Beech Hall Road in Highams Park, said she was a slim until she went to university, where her weight rose to 16 stone.

The 5ft 7ins 26-year-old now weighs nine and a half stone.

She said: "As a child and teenager I was slim and never had weight problems but throughout university I was overweight. 

"I was 16 stone and had people comment on my image constantly - it was like being picked on in a school playground. 

"By the time I reached 21, I had enough and ditched fizzy drinks, alcohol and takeaways," said Ms Knight. 

Now she has been selected to represent Greater London at the Miss Earth England competition after entering for the second time.

The regional heats of Miss Earth England take place on September 21.

For more on this story see this weeks Waltham Forest Guardian and Chingford Guardian - out Thursday 

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10:47pm Tue 22 Jul 14

gituayan23 says...

Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively impose domination over others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual.Just want to share this they are anti bullying
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om/#!/page_home
Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively impose domination over others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual.Just want to share this they are anti bullying to just click the link safety is a choice register now to this amazing application http://safekidzone.c om/#!/page_home gituayan23
  • Score: 0

1:38pm Wed 23 Jul 14

jonny mash says...

Well done Nadina - don't let the bullies get you down
Well done Nadina - don't let the bullies get you down jonny mash
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2:13pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

This is good but if she has already been the target of bullying I wonder whether it is wise to put herself on a pedestal and be on offer for further abuse, especially in the world of modelling type ventures. Good luck anyhow.
This is good but if she has already been the target of bullying I wonder whether it is wise to put herself on a pedestal and be on offer for further abuse, especially in the world of modelling type ventures. Good luck anyhow. Villagecranberry
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8:33pm Wed 23 Jul 14

DaveInTheForest says...

gituayan23 wrote:
Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively impose domination over others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual.Just want to share this they are anti bullying
to just click the link safety is a choice register now to this amazing application http://safekidzone.c

om/#!/page_home
"behaviour" not "behaviour"
[quote][p][bold]gituayan23[/bold] wrote: Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively impose domination over others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual.Just want to share this they are anti bullying to just click the link safety is a choice register now to this amazing application http://safekidzone.c om/#!/page_home[/p][/quote]"behaviour" not "behaviour" DaveInTheForest
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