AEST 13:40, Thu Jun 21 2012
A woman weighing 110kg has taken out the title of Miss Large Israel in the country's annual 'Fat and Beautiful' contest – proving that big really is beautiful.
Vered Fisher, 22, who served in an Israeli Army intelligence unit before vying for tiaras in beauty pageants, beat 15 other plus-sized contenders for the title last weekend.
"Nobody said only thin girls are beautiful," modelling agent and pageant sponsor Esterica Nagid told Reuters. "I am not encouraging fat, but if it exists, then this is the place for it."
The Fat and Beautiful pageant, now in its 20th year, requires all entrants to be a minimum weight of 80kg.
Israel's new Miss Large Beauty, Vered Fisher, centre.