Our parents have always instilled in us the importance of never making snap judgments about others based solely on their appearance. Regrettably, some people still base their opinions of others only on how they appear.
Being continually made fun of for having red hair made Jessica Gagen’s childhood difficult. Her classmates taunted her and made her days miserable. Yet when she was named Miss England in 2022, she at at last received her comeuppance.
Your jaw will drop at how she appears right now.
Because of her red hair, Jessica, who is from Lancashire in England, stood out from the crowd. Regrettably, this characteristic wasn’t thought to be cute by her pals.
She was frequently excluded from the social groups that the majority of her classmates were a part of because they, on the other hand, made fun of and mocked her. Jessica cried over this practically daily.The bullying went so far that her classmates even spat on her and tried to burn her with a lighter because she had ”ginger hair.”
“I was name-called on the daily, and although I don’t think the kids were being malicious in doing, so there were definitely times they were. I was hit, spat at and had things thrown at my head quite a few times, but worst was when a girl burned me for having ginger hair,” she shared.
Jessica had to have her lunch in the restroom when she was in year 7 because every time she tried to sit next to someone in the cafeteria, they would get up and go.
She was often teased, so she didn’t just feel unattractive; she even convinced herself that she was ugly.“I used to get really upset about it all, but I’m determined to show kids who are facing the same thing that it won’t happen forever,” Jessica says.
Jessica grew older and developed into a stunningly attractive young woman. She started her modeling career at the age of 18 by submitting an application to a modeling agency.
She didn’t have to wait long to become well-known and be praised to the sky for her distinctive fashion sense. Her ambition was to help all the children who, like her, had to endure years of abuse and name-calling by becoming successful.
She wants her experience to act as an inspiration for us to never give up on our aspirations, despite what people may say.
Jessica entered the “Miss England” beauty pageant in 2021 and came in second place. She became the first red-haired lady to win Miss England the following year after winning the contest.
“I looked back and I was thinking there are not that many redheads on TV. I thought if I could win this, I could empower kids who being bullied for the way that they look and the color of their hair,” she says.
Jessica wants to spread the message that “everybody is unique and nobody has flaws.”
We are so glad for her success and for her having the last laugh.
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