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, talent portion, giving of special awards such as Miss Photogenic, Miss Congeniality, Best in National Costume, Best in Swimsuit, Best in Talent, announcement of “honor roll”, and most especially, the crowning. Since its debut in 1854, headed by Phineas Taylor Barnum, different forms of beauty contests have com...
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...time people want or need. This would mean that people do not have to wait for such beauty contests to happen in order for them to get the information they want or need. If those countries want to get noticed or attract tourists in the fastest way or manner then, they must opt for media or ways that are easily accessed by people. Remember, beauty contests (i.e. Miss Universe, Miss International, and Miss Earth) only happen once in a year.
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Ament, Phil. “Barbie Doll History.” Ideafinder.com. 1 Mar 2006. Web. 24 Feb 2010.
Moss, Clare. “Brief History of Barbie.” Bighistory.net. 22 Dec 2009. Web. 24 Feb 2010.
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