But how does losing have an impact on participants? “What’s that going to do for their confidence? A grown-up looked you over and decided you weren’t pretty or cute or charming enough to win” (Source B). Each of these aspects including prettiness, cuteness, and charmingness are characteristics that are uncontrollable. Plus, aren’t we supposed to be teaching children and teenagers to love themselves for the way they are?
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
INTRODUCTION Shockingly, around 250,000 children aging 2-18 take part in beauty pageants each year. Today, it is not just beautiful stage shows that happen once a year, but it has become a multi-billion dollar industry. Pageants, such as Toddlers and Tiaras and Little Miss Perfect, earn $5 billion a year in revenue. Each show designs their own rules and is exempt from the Federal Child Labor laws (FairLabor standards Act, 1938). Not only little girls, but also boys across the world are participating in beauty pageants.
The distressing inquiry “am I beautiful?” generates 228,300,000 more Google results than “am I intelligent?” and “am I a good person?” combined. Inevitably, people always search for traces of their superiority over others－counting among them, beauty. The unhealthy tendency to place an emphasis on exterior appearances over inner beauty has ceaselessly saturated our society, from the ancient Greek kallisteia beauty contests (Calame 123) to more modern Miss America pageants. America’s first beauty competition had its humble, racist, and sexist beginning in Atlantic City, 1921. In an attempt to maintain profits past Labor Day, the city’s Businessmen’s League hosted the Inter-City Beauty Contest to attract tourists and those who wanted to see “thousands of the most beautiful girls in the land” (The First Miss America Beauty Pageant).
In the United States of America, many young girls under sixteen years old participate in child beauty pageant, having the most beautiful girl in their mind, as Olive, the young heroine of the movie “Little Miss Sunshine,” did. They eagerly prepare for the contest with their family; they have their hair tightly permed and put on high-heeled shoes and gorgeous sexy dress that do not suit girls in such ages, in order to be even a little more beautiful than the girls who will be together on the stage. Some people protest that such child beauty pageants should be banned. This is seemed to be an extremely self-centered insistence; for its main reasons are as follows: 1. Infants and girls are objectified.
A beauty pageant is a contest in which people judge a group of women or girls and decide which one is the most beautiful. Beauty pageants are harmless to women and only allows them to be in competition with each other. Some girls are often pushed by their own mothers to join .Beauty pageants have gotten so bad in society that girls often find the need to change their physical appearance and act a certain way. Not only are girls changing their physical appearance they are also losing respect for themselves by dressing half naked and looking as if they were a sex object just to impress the judges. Entering young and older girls into beauty pageants is detrimental to one's self image because it causes them to think that the physical appearance
Growing up, most female contestants are affected their whole lives. How often would one see a young pageant contestant that is not only focused on how she looks and how she acts. Child beauty pageants should be banned because their teaching young children to focus on beauty and attitude more than their education, their taking away their childhood, and it can lead to abuse. Beauty Pageants teach young children that their beauty is more important than their education. Beauty pageants make young female children feel like they need to focus more on their beauty and attitudes more than their education.
Two piece dresses, tiaras, make-up from head to toe and aisles filled with make-up artists may seem like a description of beauty competitions for adult women, but also accurately depict the world of child beauty pageant competitions that are broadcast on television for millions to watch. Young-aged girls ranging anywhere from a few months old to the age of 16 perform routines in elaborate hairstyles and exorbitant outfits in front of full-sized crowds, many competing for hefty cash prizes. The rapid increase of child beauty competitions across the globe in recent years has sparked heated debate over whether such competitions negatively influence the development of child participants in both psychological and physical aspects. Participating
Child beauty pageants had begun as early as 1960’s in Western countries. Child beauty pageants consist of modelling sportswear, evening attire, dance and talent. They are judged based on individuality in looks, poise, confidence and talent. V. Negative effects of beauty pageant For some people, who they are, how they view their bodies and their self-worth, and how they view the world is largely shaped by their participation in beauty pageants. "Tiis ganda" which is roughly translated to "hurts pretty" became somewhat a motto when it comes to physical