Many people have questioned this sport and wonder if it should be ban? In this paper, I have augured and provided facts and information on why children beauty pageants should be ban. Children Beauty Pageants Should Be Ban Seeing children as small as 0-month old to 12 years old in beautiful dresses, showing off their talents and competing to win cash and tiaras may seem cute. Today many mothers are taking the pageants to a completely different level. Do you think dressing a three year old as a prostitute for a movie theme pageant is appropriate?
Wearing wigs, flippers (fake teeth), inappropriate /reveling attire and fake tans. I don’t think of little girls dancing around a stage in front of hundreds of people getting judged on their “beauty.” Well, that is exactly what children’s pageants consist of. Pageants exploit a child for their outer beauty, their talents and over all perfection or as pageant judges would call it having” the whole package.” I bet pedophiles think the same thing and find these pageants very entertaining. And most of all, I don’t want to see a mother trying to live out her dreams through her three-year-old child. It’s pathetic how these parents live through their children.
Many parents think that beauty pageants are just a harmless activity that their kids love to participate in. Child beauty pageants are beauty competitions that feature contestants aging 2 to 18 years of age (Child Beauty Pageant). The competition is usually composed of different categories, such as, talent, casual wear, evening wear, sportswear and question and answer portion (Child Beauty Pageant). Child contestants can wear makeup, showcase different hairstyles, and wear fitted outfits (Child Beauty Pageant). Child beauty pageants are very problematic.
Beauty pageants have little girls as young as 4 years old spending hours preparing for a competition. They put on as much makeup as an adult would wear. They have fake eyelashes, fake teeth, spray tan, hair extensions, and some low cut outfit on, and then told to go on stage and impress the judges. If you are not a certain size and maintain that size, you are considered unattractive so many girls start obsessing about their weight at such a young age. They purposely starve themselves in order to stay at the "appropriate" weight in order to win.
Have you ever watched the reality television show Toddlers & Tiaras? Toddlers & Tiaras is a show about the glitz of the pageant world that little girls are more than likely forced, by their parents, to participate in. It is mandatory for them to have fake tans, fake eye lashes, fake teeth, and a ridiculous amount of make-up. Not to mention the unsuitable outfits these girls’ parents vow that they wear. Beauty pageants exploit little girls and attract sexual predators.
Unfortunately, the problem with young girls participating in glitz beauty pageants is that they are sadly being misguided. Glitz beauty pageants sexualize small children. Glitz beauty pageants exhibit “princesses by proxy.” Glitz beauty pageants sabotage young girls’ self-confidence. Furthermore, glitz beauty pageants are only harming young girls, not helping them. First of all, glitz beauty pageants sexualize small children.
Beauty Pageants I believe that beauty pageant are an ugly spectacle in which young women are judged based upon their looks and sometimes their “talents.” Often times these beauty pageants are extremely stressful on people and especially the younger children. The beauty pageants are made up of a bunch of fake girls who use many beauty products and aesthetics to make themselves look better. A lot of the time when young children it’s not because they want to it’s because their parent(s) want them to be and they have no choice. There is also tons of money that goes into beauty pageants and a contestant rarely sees much of it back. Beauty pageants for young children are an ugly spectacle.
Nicole Hunter, a former child beauty queen competed in pageants when she was four-years-old. Hunter stated that “participating in beauty pageants forced her to confront her sexuality, which in turn lowered her self-esteem.” As Nicole was growing up, her mom would tell her that she needed to wear makeup when she did not have any on and talk about how she could improve her appearance making Nicole feel as though she is unattractive without makeup on her face. Nicole is one of many young girls and woman who now feel this way after being introduced to pageantry life at an early age. This illusion of being beautiful and winning the beauty pageants comes with a price as they children age to teenagers and then to womanhood. Situations like these cause beauty pageant contestants to question their natural beauty, and believe that without makeup they are not beautiful and being stripped of their identity.
Damaging Effects of Beauty Pageants One would believe that a life of glamorous hair and make-up, beautiful gowns, and sparkling tiaras would be every young girls dream, unfortunately, for numerous, this dream often turns into a nightmare. In today’s world, little girls are being subjected to the world of pageantry. Beauty pageants in America have seemed to multiply over the years. Now, these pageants are so popular with little girls. They will do anything and everything they can to do pageants.
Beauty pageants not only destroy self-esteem, but they are very unhealthy in a young child’s life. Just picture it, a young girl winning her first crown. Look at the joy in her face and her parents face. This was her first beauty pageant, she did it all for the fun and thrill of being the cutest. What happens when her parents get too “involved” with their daughters winning?