Miss Naked Beauty

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Miss Naked Beauty
Presented by Gok Wan and
Myleene Klass
Starring James Brown
Kathryn Flett
Mica Paris
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 6
Editor(s) Sarah Edwards
Release
Original network Channel 4
Picture format 16:9
Original release 21 October – 28 November 2008
Chronology
Preceded by How to Look Good Naked 2008
Followed by How to Look Good Naked 2009
External links
Website

Miss Naked Beauty is a short-lived, six-episode reality television show produced by Maverick Television, aired on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom.

The show, presented by Gok Wan and Myleene Klass, was conceived as a radical "reality" take on beauty pageants. Some 7000 women[1] applied to become the "ultimate 21st century beauty queen".[2] The focus of the program is on natural and diverse beauty, as opposed to surgically "enhanced" and conformist concepts of beauty.[1]

In the first episode, hundreds of remaining applicants were whittled down to just twelve finalists, by a panel of judges composed of fashion stylist Gok Wan, musician Myleene Klass, magazine editor James Brown, journalist Kathryn Flett and musician, actress and TV presenter Mica Paris. In subsequent episodes, various issues were explored such as body image, plastic surgery, self-esteem, modern versus Renaissance and earlier notions of beauty, eating disorders, over-reliance on makeup, the fashion industry. Meanwhile, the programme also progressed as a pageant, eliminating contestants in typical reality TV style, down to five finalists. Despite its name, the show only features brief nudity (mostly bare breasts), and should not be confused with nude pageants, such as Miss Exotic World.

The show sought a "natural-beauty campaigner" in the winner of the show. The lady crowned Miss Naked Beauty 2008 won the chance to write a magazine column about beauty, become the face of a new modelling agency and be a part of the 2009 series of Gok Wan's other show, How to Look Good Naked. The competition was won on 25 November 2008 by Shona Collins of London.

Aside from Shona, the final 12 contestants came from diverse backgrounds. They were Anna Jenkins (Student), Laura Milne (Solicitor and Employment Law specialist), Amy Dunn (Teacher), Denise Horsely (Dancer), Gemma Vittie (Car Saleswoman), Qlaudia Kelk (Mum), Dawn Hunter (Student), Natasha Crook (Model), Lucinda Richardson (Dental Student), Jo (Singer and Beautician) and Dalia Tweedy (Care Worker).


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gok Wan & Myleen Klass (presenters) (28 October 2008). "Tonight It's All About the Body". Miss Naked Beauty. Series 1. Episode 3. London, England. Maverick Television. Channel 4. 
  2. ^ "Miss Naked Beauty". Channel4.com. London, UK: Channel 4. 2008. Retrieved 23 October 2008. 

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