A DFW-resident, Kristy Smith, won the inaugural Miss Plus World International Pageant in Atlanta last week.
Miss Plus World, founded in 2002, is a beauty pageant for Plus-sized women aimed at offering an alternative to pageants like Miss America.
Miss Plus World recognizes diversity, creativity, leadership, style, grace and beauty of women size 12-and-up.
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Smith, who was sponsored by and works at Plano-based G6 Hospitality, is an active participant of Girls, Inc., which mentors and empowers girls and young women.