Beauty Pageant Competitions

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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.
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