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WORLD: Globesity

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September 2011 - Toulouse, France - Emilie David (L) and Sarah Boque (R), both candidates for the regional elections of the Miss Curvy France’s contest in Toulouse, dress in the changing room. Sarah is 24 years old French woman who works for a Mutual organization. She weights 240 pounds, weighs 175 centimeters and her european size is 48/50. Emilie is 23 years old who works as a administrative agent. She weights 188 pounds, weighs 160 centimeters and her european size is 48. She lives with her parents and is in a relationship since 4 years. Miss Curvy is a new annual beauty contest targeted at females aged between 18 and 35 years old who are of a size 10 and over. The contest mission is to encourage plus sizes and curvy women to accept themselves and celebrate women with curves. Obesity in France has been increasingly cited as a major health issue in recent years.