Girl Bullied At School For Her Looks Is Now A Teenage Beauty Queen

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A 16-year-old girl, whose life was made a living hell by bullies taunting her about her looks at school, has got the last laugh after being crowned a teenage beauty queen.

Emily Redfearn, from Stappleford, Nottingham, says she only entered the pageant as a way to boost her self confidence after five years of enduring torment about her appearance during high school.

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And she was completely stunned when she took home the gong at the Miss Teen British Empire competition, in her very first attempt.

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She said:

I was ecstatic. I wasn’t expecting to win as it was my first competition. I was so shocked. It just goes to show that people who get bullied will always have the last laugh.

Emily says she hit rock bottom as a result of the bullying in her younger years, which started from Year 7 at George Spencer Academy. She suffered panic attacks in lessons and skipped classes in order to avoid the vile girls who were making her life a misery.

She was also a victim of cyberbullying, called a “slag” and a “bitch” online, all of which left her with low self esteem and frightened to even leave the house.

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She added:

I don’t actually know why they picked on me. My family and friends have always said it was probably jealousy over my looks. I’ve never said that, I never had the confidence to believe that. But throughout my whole school life I cannot see what I could have done to deserve the abuse I received.

People would call me vile human being and a slag. The cyber-bullying became very nasty. I got added to a Facebook chat in Year 8 about going swimming to a local baths where someone told me they hoped I drowned. The school just told my mum I needed to toughen up. There was no support there whatsoever.

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The mental side of bullying can be as bad if worse as the physical side, so I want to raise awareness and get more support available. I hit rock bottom. I would skip classes to avoid certain people. I would cry every night and have panic attacks at school knowing the abuse was around the corner. But I am proof that it does get better and I can see a happy future now.

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Emily is now raising money for charity Combat Bullying to raise awareness and help other victims, and she’ll be taking part in a sponsored sky-dive on June 24 – which you can donate to via her GoFundMe page.

Congratulations to Emily. It’s always great to see a victory for the good guys!

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