Dalila Won a Natural Beauty Competition!

Dalila, our inspiring curly haired model, is our Curlee Girlee of the Week!  Dalila has had a difficult hair- journey because of curls while growing up. She started disliking herself (mostly her hair) and became increasingly unhappy with all her curly hairstyles.  Straight hair seemed to be  the ideal, except her hair wasn’t actually straight so required lots of blow dry and heat to get it to stay in place, which was very damaging to her hair and her self-esteem.  Luckily Dalila has outgrown this awful phase now and is happily embracing her curls. Last year, Dalila won a natural beauty competition where she won most photogenic girl in the contest! She has also modeled as part of a kids’ fashion show in London which raised funds for charity: Cancel Cancer Africa. A local newspaper picked up this inspiring story and retold her experiences at school that prompted her to enter the natural beauty competition (a competition focused on charity work). We are so proud and happy to see curlee girlees embrace their natural beauty and being able to help others as well!

Dalila is 8 years old and is starting in grade 4. Her favorite movie is the Harry Potter series–she loves all of the movies–and her favorite book is The Ickabog, also by J.K Rowling. Her favorite quote is “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” by Dr. Seuss. We think that’s a great quote that really applies to curlee girlees everywhere!

Dalila’s curls are either 3C (Coily) or 4A (Springy) type curls. Both of her parents have curly hair but have totally different curl types. You can find out your own curl type by checking out Curlee Girlee’s Guide on How to Identify your Curl Hair Type. Dalila loves to wear ponytails and buns for school, dressing up, hair down, or princess buns. For the summer, she likes her hair down and she likes a ponytail in the winter.

For fun things to do with your curly girl download our FREE downloadable coloring pages here

Atara Twersky, Author of Curlee Girlee is a TODAY Show Style Icon. Her mission is to teach girls to embrace the beautiful curls they have with power and confidence. Join us as together we change the “coarse” of curly hair. Don’t forget to check out our recent article on What to Do or Say if Your Daughter is Showing Signs of Hating Her Curly Hair.

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest


Receive a free Curlee Girlee handbook and coloring pages when you provide your email.

Thanks for joining us in our mission to embrace curls!