Beauty Pageants

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Firstly the children can become shallow and overconfident. They may think that looks are more important after entering a beauty pageant and become conceited “Children may become more concerned with developing their looks than with developing their internal selves”. Children can easily believe after competing in pageants they should concentrate more on external and apparent aspects of beauty instead of developing internal values, qualities of caring for others and a love for learning. Make up is another huge part as it makes them look like Barbie or Ken dolls, but actually “makeup shouldn’t be put on young kids because it can ruin their skin”. Instead of focusing on their looks they should experience the natural way of developing their knowledge…show more content…
It is ridiculous the amount of pressure parents put on their children. They would rather spend money on entry fees, training programs, designer clothes, hair and make-up services by a professional than on the child's education. This clearly shows how parents have abused the trust of their child to provide them a secure future. Some parents tend to live through their children vicariously to accomplish the things they could not achieve in their own lives, which is very selfish in this case. Nevertheless it is believed that "Parents often enroll their children into beauty pageants in order to encourage them to dream bigger, want and expect more from themselves". In other words parents are just looking after their children and wants them to take full advantage of the opportunity of being on stage showing off the skills and talents they have. They want their children to be prepared when facing competition and challenges in the world by improving their confidence. Parents want their child to step out of their comfort zone and become more…show more content…
This means they can feel depressed if they lose, which affects their confidence and their experience overall. It can be unhealthy and unfair for them because they may feel empty and worthless after all they have sacrificed, especially the strain and frustration they go through when it comes to performing on stage. Child beauty pageants effects are dangerous on the child's body and mind. A child's innocence is scarred by fake plastic smiles, false eyelashes and polished appearance. Children will grow up to think that the only way to earn money is through exploitation of their bodies, which is extremely false. Children can develop eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia to make their bodies look perfect. They may feel they are not good enough due to the intense competition. After all they are just children and are much more sensitive in handling the situation compared to
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