From the Inside to the Outside
Beauty has always been such a coveted feature, but it’s not exclusive to an elite group—despite what we’ve been taught for so long. Beauty is about embracing internal assets and letting them flourish by reflecting them externally. We are all made so beautifully, but true beauty is in our drive, integrity, and character. One beauty enthusiast has brought her internal and external beauty to the forefront.
In late November, we heard the story of the beautiful Mikayla Holmgren, a 22-year-old Miss Minnesota USA contestant. Mikayla, who has Down syndrome, is part of a revolution that’s bucking the outdated way of viewing beauty. By spearheading a movement of embracing beauty in all forms, these women share spoken and non-spoken messages that are resonating with an entire community.
In 2016, the gorgeous Halima Aden competed in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant while wearing a hijab and a burkini. You go, girl!
The stunning, empowering Ashley Graham, who's a model and body activist, broke out in 2016 when she became Sports Illustrated’s first plus-size model to be featured on the cover of its annual swimsuit issue.
Earlier this year, Anita Green made history by becoming the first openly transgender person to compete in the Miss Montana USA pageant. Her confidence, natural beauty, and platform allow her to tell the story of countless underrepresented people across the globe.
The Traditional Pageant is Endangered
So what if beauty pageant competitor might not fit the bill of the traditional contestant? Our world is opening its eyes to diversity and inclusion. I admire and applaud the trailblazing women who are showcasing beauty in all forms. To Mikayla, her supporters, her peers, and all my Beauty Bebes who inspire to follow the lead of these women, keep pushing through. Don’t stop until this trend is universal; even then, continue to showcase your true beauty. I’m so proud of all of you, and I’m ecstatic for what you and other beauty enthusiasts will revolutionize next. I am constantly overwhelmed with amazement and admiration for this beauty movement and those who lead it.
Lexi Noel Beauty: An Outlet to Embrace
If you're reading this, you are more than beautiful enough to be a contestant in a pageant. It's time to unleash that beauty. Whether you’re just starting to tap into beauty products to release your true beauty or you avidly enjoy makeup, the products of Lexi Noel Beauty are perfect for you. Mikayla, Halima, Ashley, Anita, and so many others have inspired many to embrace, highlight, and emphasize the natural beauty in everyone. Whether you’re buying for you or as a gift, visit our products page to see all Lexi Noel Beauty has to offer. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more.