What Are The Negative Effects Of Beauty Pageants

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People have this certain fascination in watching women grace the runway with their sophisticated beauties in long evening gowns, flaunt their curves and toned bodies in swimsuits, and radiate poise and elegance with their postures. We watch these cutthroat competitions wherein girls vie to be the “fairest one of them all” like they’re some kind of theatrical drama. Our affinity towards this type of competition later on turned into patronization with the emergence of a lot of national and international pageant variants like Binibining Pilipinas, Miss America, Miss Supranational, Miss International, Miss World, Miss Earth, Miss Universe, and the list goes on. This is validated by the nationwide viewership rating for the recently-concluded 65th Miss Universe which amassed to 44.4% according to Kantar media (as cited in PEP Alerts, 2017) and the garnering of a total volume of 34.6 million tweets of the worldwide trend, #65thMissUniverse (65th Miss Universe sets record on twitter, 2017).Pageants, indeed, became so influential on both local and international scale that pageantry had already attached itself to human culture. However, beauty pageants have ugly side-effects on society, particularly on women. Behind all the glitz and glam of beauty contests is the discreet propagation of negative mentalities to girls’ minds. Beauty pageants negatively influence women because they advocate superficiality, induce negative psychological behavior, and promote conformity to established

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