Miss Canada Siera Bearchell has no patience for body-shamers.
The 23-year-old beauty queen is standing up to bullies who criticized her size, admonishing her for gaining weight since winning the Miss Canada pageant last summer.
“I was recently asked, ‘What happened to you? Why have you gained weight? You are losing points,'” Bearchell, from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, wrote on Instagram. “This was a reference to my body, of course. While I am first to say I am not as lean as I was when I was 16, 20, or even last year, I am more confident, capable, wise, humble and passionate than ever before.”
Bearchell, who’s currently competing in the preliminaries for Miss Universe, is getting praise from fans for her uplifting, body-positive social media posts.