‘Modelling saved my life’ – Miss Universe Ireland Brittany Mason reveals she was brutally raped and abused as a teen
July 31, 2018 - miss universe
A former beauty black has non-stop adult about being raped in her home city of Indiana before journey and anticipating a new life.
Miss Universe Ireland trainer Brittany Mason told how modelling and splendour saved her life as she fled her abusers.
And dauntless Brittany summarized how now in Ireland she’s hell-bent on lenient women to pronounce adult and display their attackers.
The former indication bought a rights to a Irish bend of a manifestation final year and is penetrating to assistance women find their voice.
Brittany, who changed from California to Dublin in 2015, has been in a conform pages of Vogue, Cosmopolitan and GQ magazines. She was crowned Miss Indiana USA and came seventh in Miss USA in 2008.
The 31-year-old explained how she suffered years of passionate abuse in her early teenagers and afterwards went by a mishap of being raped afterwards hold opposite her will.
She said: “I gifted earthy and passionate abuse, there was 3 years where we was molested as a immature teen and afterwards when we was 17 we was raped.
“I was raped and hold opposite my will for several hours, there was a large cover in my home town. The probity complement is unequivocally corrupt.
“I blacked out [during a rape] so we can’t remember all of it though one of a boys raped me, another one of them came in, afterwards a father came in and kick me adult flattering badly.
“He hold me opposite my will and asked me if we enjoyed carrying sex with his son who was partial of it.
“I went to sanatorium so a story got out. The State of Indiana allocated a counsel though since a father who kick me was a obvious figure and a father of a other man was a open official, it went by dual years of justice things and zero happened, he didn’t even get told to go to annoy management.”
Through modelling Brittany changed to New York to try and put a past behind her.
She added: “Pageants and modelling saved my life, we attempted to get out of my sourroundings during a unequivocally immature age.
“I attempted to get emancipated, we took an focus out for a army though that would take 3 years. we stumbled opposite splendour and it helped compensate for education, it unequivocally gave me a clarity of sisterhood we never had.”
Commenting on since she is so open, Brittany said: “I unequivocally wish with Miss Universe we can commission women to use their voice and pronounce adult about misapplication in a world.
“When we started unequivocally operative with charities and schools we started this thing called we Am Possible.
“I would always connote to a fact we was abused though we need to mount together.” Following years of perplexing to cope after being abused, Brittany says she now suffers from formidable post-traumatic highlight disorder.
She added: “I didn’t even realize how most these things influenced me, we started operative during such a immature age to shun my home town.
“I threw myself into work, we was perplexing to keep my mind bustling since we couldn’t mount to consider about what had happened.
“I have formidable post-traumatic highlight commotion and I’ve learnt to cope, it’s usually been a past few years I’ve been means to open adult to my friends.”
Brittany now wants to change a myth of beauty pageants.
She said: “A lot of people haven’t watched a pageant, there’s a lot of misconceptions.
“People are unequivocally vicious of them and contend they’re deleterious to women.
“We have a lot of critical conversations and subsequent week when we have a final a girls will be grilled on a MeToo movement, Repeal a 8th, Brexit, a interloper emanate in Europe.”
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