Beauty Pageants Essay

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Contests like beauty pageants had become so common in the Philippines. The country pride itself with having beautiful and intelligent women. As it is the common case of people trying to prove that they are better than everyone else, creativeness come to play that different versions had emerged. Why do Filipinos so love beauty pageants? In a way, pageants became an escape from reality; with every catastrophe and social problems the country faces everyday. Nation pride also shows when participants internationally bears the Philippines' name. The media, television networks, would fight tooth and nail to gain the right of broadcasting the biggest pageant in the Philippines. Nothing cheers people more than seeing beautiful perfect humans in the television. Either imagining that they are you or that they are with you.…show more content…
Today's beauty pageant: for all genders
The beauty pageant has become a theatre for meanings of individual and cultural identities to be crated, discussed, and disputed. It provides both a gendered representation and a regional representation of these identities. It is a civic ritual in that it gives people an arena in which to tell stories to them. Being commodity-driven, it becomes a mass-mediated spectacle that is deeply embedded in the culture in a time when almost all forms of social participation are shaped by the continuous interplay between representation and consumption. 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
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