This is what pageants are all about. The fallacy that pageants are all about beauty is a far-reaching stereotype. Every single day pageant women are striving to show that brains are a major part in taking home the crown. One example of this is World Miss University Katie Farr. Katie is the full package.
Beauty Pageants are an important part of the American culture in the 21st century. Many women, including small children, strut down the runway, dressing up in fancy clothes and makeup and charm, with the only and clear intention of catching the judges eye. Many claim that beauty pageants are a harmless activity that contestants can get a boost of confidence from. However, the sad reality of beauty pageants sends the message that women, even girls as young as 1 year olds, should be valued for judges for their appearance, and gives unrealistic beauty standards. With shows like Toddlers and Tiaras, young girls are facing harsh realities of adults choosing which child is the prettiest, the most charming.
Beauty Pageants have done more harm to our society than good. Pageants are teaching little kids that being pretty is what matters. They are creating unhealthy habits that include eating disorders and struggles for perfection that often lead to depression. Kids have also lost their sense of innocence quickly because of the inappropriate things and the feeling of looking "older." Almost 2.5 million girls compete in beauty pageants every year.
Many young woman that have participated in pageants as young girls, still do not love their bodies. Yet, the industry is multiplying quickly. Although child beauty pageants teach participants valuable life skills, in the midst of that, pageants set a unrealistic standard for beauty causing young adolescents to develop self-esteem issues and use too many self-altering substances. Beauty pageants cause self-esteem
Although it does have many negative aftermath, not all girls are vastly affected nor forced. Some actually find it genuinely beneficial. Child beauty pageants help children improve their social skills as they learn how to make new friends with other kids their own age (Andrea K. Clark, 2011). “I like doing the pageants because they’re fun and I like making new friends. Sometimes I get to be in other pageants with my friends.
They were created to give teens a chance to dress up and compete, something they would do anyway around their house, while learning important life skills. Beauty Pageants have a positive impact on female adolescents because they teach resilience, prepares women for real-world situations and teach females to have self-confidence.
Beauty Pageants are events which women and younger girls or boys compete in across the world but the most popular country for these pageants are USA. The age requirements start at 3 years for both girls and boys, I feel this is too young an age to start brainwashing them. Many critics claim that the beauty pageants place more emphasis on the physical aspects of the body and over look the other aspects. This is what causes these pageants to be so unhealthy for the younger children competing. On the day of the pageant the contestants get interviewed and the judges will ask questions.
For example, a lot of the beauty pageants now a days are corrupted by money, greed and popularity. Sana Hassan author of The Psychological Effects of Beauty Pageants on Children, “Gone are the days when innocence and missing teeth were considered cute. Kids in child beauty pageant competitions am to look attractive and are sexualized, even as toddlers. They wear revealing outfits, flippers (fake teeth for kids who are missing front teeth), and heavy make-up. Girls in these competitions are sexualized so early on in their lives.
Pretty Mean Girls Why are mean girls in movies pretty? After much thought, I came up with the theory that it’s because they were ugly in the past by society’s standards. The makeup that they wear today, all the beautiful brands of Sephora, MAC, and Mary Kay, further fuel their desire to hate and tease the looks of others; this is because they were once teased. Once they lost all that weight, didn’t have a face full of acne, or stopped talking with a lisp, they thought, well, I might as well put lots of makeup on too. They stopped being aware of what it felt like to get hurt or to cry, so they put on mounds of makeup to hide any emotion at all.
Women use beauty products to manipulate their faces into something that they think would make them beautiful; they see the women in beauty commercials promoting the makeup, and see how beautiful it makes them look, which intrigues women that see this to buy the makeup and hope it’ll give them the same effect. Wearing the makeup makes them feel more confident and attractive, which they’re really isn’t anything wrong with using makeup a lot of women use it, but most women are using it because they feel as if they’re not pretty enough for society. They cover up their insecurities and what makes them who they are, all because of how the commercials make their makeup testers