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    Around the world exist more than one hundred beauty contests, being the most popular one the World Miss that was founded in 1951 1 and consist in crown and give the title to the most beautiful woman of the world , through diverse competencies which are created to judge the personality , elegance , attitude and security during the contest. In addition to this , the majority of the European people are interested in being part of them, it is a fact that in Europe is it a tradition to choose queens and

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    Beauty Contests Are Bad for Body Image Many children and adults often compete in beauty pageants regularly. Beauty contests physically harm the individuals who compete in them, “Self-esteem is damaged as they lose touch with what it means to be naturally beautiful” (Bahl 3). Young girls and women should not always have to think that they need to be dressed up or have tons of make up on. Individuals need to know that everyone is beautiful and competing in pageants lead them to think otherwise. Beauty

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    “perfect body” as well, according to society. Six pack abs, muscles everywhere and well groomed, and overly masculine. The point is is that everyone is categorized in this world and the reason behind it is society and its “perfect” models and beauty contests. Why should we have to compete to see who is “prettier” than the next girl? Were we not all made equal? We should not have to be given a title of “ugly” or not good enough because the men and women behind the curtains are judging you. “My brothers

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    Beauty Pageants

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    ideals. Beauty pageants represent one of these efforts in their endeavor to define femininity and grace as well as ever-changing gender roles in society. While some believe beauty pageants to be harmless social events that provide educational and national advancement, spawn awareness for charitable causes, and encourage confidence, others suggest that such competitions confuse societal morals, exploit women, and instill insecurity in young girls worldwide. Since their conception, beauty pageants

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    What is beauty? What are the qualities that are included in the definition of beauty? “Generally, beauty refers to the characteristic or characteristics of an object that entail human pleasure to one or more senses. Beauty cannot be negative or ugly.” (Beirnet)However, there are various concepts of beauty across the globe. “In Nigeria, big and heavy women are considered beautiful and admired. In Burmese traditional view, women with long neck are considered beautiful.” (Plotnick 603). So if there

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    What is involved in this process and who can participate? A beauty pageant is a contest to show off a child’s beauty and talents such as a rehearsed dance. This process can include items such as dresses, make-up, spray tans, and flippers; the total can amount to thousands of dollars! Parents want the best for their kids, so that they will

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    The Purpose Behind Beauty Pageants

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    Many people are against beauty pageants, because people think that pageants are sexist, judgmental, and degrading of women. Do beauty pageants still serve their purpose in society? Yes, many contestants gain a lot by doing pageants. Contestants of any age and gender have their benefits from doing pageants. “Three parents who were interviewed put their children into pageants because they have birth defects. ‘Her plastic surgeon thinks it’s wonderful because he sees parents hide their children with

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    The Ultimate Babe of Toyland

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    accessible to every girl. And as they say, the rest is history. Facets like those of Barbie can be seen in beauty contests. Every candidate looks like a clone of the ultimate babe of Toyland in their own ways. "A beauty contest, or beauty pageant, is a competition between people, based largely, though not always entirely, on the beauty of their physical appearance." (qtd. in Abbott 2) The whole contest proper is partitioned into the parade of candidates in their national costumes, swimsuit competition

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    few years with the coming out of the new hit show ‘Toddlers in Tiaras,’ viewers have brought up a controversial question. Are beauty pageants exploitive? Or do they simply build confidence in young children? People have been debating about this topic for years and will continue on for years to come. Will the debate ever come to an end? Or will it result in the banning of beauty pageants all together? These and many other questions have been brought to the surface. In these pageants many things take

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    The Ugly Faces Behind Beauty Pageants

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    A certain idea of beauty has become very prominent in today’s American society. Parents having children have grown up with this fundamental idea of beauty in their minds. As a result, their children must endure the same stipulations and scrutiny. Children are forced by their parents to comply with the strict views of society. They must be smart, beautiful, and perfect in all ways. Parents put these pressures on their children by forcing them to play sports, take intense course loads, and prioritize

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