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Plus-size beauties in the Philippines


Obese people all over the world often live with low self-esteem, aside from having health problems. But in the Philippine capital, Manila, a beauty competition has given plus-size women a venue to embrace and celebrate their weight. Barnaby Lo followed some contestants to see how they prepared for the competition, and whether it has inspired them to lead healthier lives in a country with one of the highest obesity rates in Asia.

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Plus-size beauties in the Philippines


Obese people all over the world often live with low self-esteem, aside from having health problems. But in the Philippine capital, Manila, a beauty competition has given plus-size women a venue to embrace and celebrate their weight. Barnaby Lo followed some contestants to see how they prepared for the competition, and whether it has inspired them to lead healthier lives in a country with one of the highest obesity rates in Asia.

 

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Plus-size beauties in the Philippines CREDITS

 

CORRESPONDENT/WRITER: BARNABY LO

CINEMATOGRAPHY/PRODUCERS: PETER CARNEY, GERALDINE CARNEY

 

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Defying norms in the arena


In 2014, Time Magazine included her on its list of next-generation leaders. Ann 'Athena' Osman is known not only for excelling in mixed martial arts or MMA, but also for going against conservative norms and gender stereotypes in Malaysia. Rian Maelzer spent time with Ann in her home state Sabah and in Kuala Lumpur as she geared up for two fights.

Defying norms in the arena


In 2014, Time Magazine included her on its list of next-generation leaders. Ann 'Athena' Osman is known not only for excelling in mixed martial arts or MMA, but also for going against conservative norms and gender stereotypes in Malaysia. Rian Maelzer spent time with Ann in her home state Sabah and in Kuala Lumpur as she geared up for two fights.

 

Watch the story below:

 

Defying norms in the arena CREDITS

 

CAMERAMAN & EDITOR: Rian Maelzer

PRODUCER: Rian Maelzer

Assistant Cameraman: Simon Yip