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The “problem” with pageants is not a focus on appearance; it is the objectification perpetuated by disrespectful viewers who don’t understand that the presence of a well-groomed appearance does not equal the absence of brain cells.


Even years after leaving the pageant world many girls still feel the pressure to be perfect. As a result, many women develop eating disorders and other issues that indicate a low self-esteem. One of the major problems with these pageants is that young girls do not understand how or what they are really being judged on in these pageants.


Psychological issues. A study performed in 2005 found a high rate of eating and mental disorders in adults who participated in beauty pageants as a child. Many psychological experts have found that beauty pageants can lead to a whole host of mental issues amongst participants.


All of the problems with these pageants seem to be stemming from the so called "Glitz" pageants. No one really has a problem with the natural beauty, or the actual talent competitions. I totally ...


Beauty Pageants Encouraging you... to NOT be you. Pageant History... The circus mogul P.T. Barnum originated the modern American beauty contest in 1854. In this contest he invited women to show off their figures in front of a panel of judges. The contest was ridiculed as


None of those statistics sound like the girls are growing up to be very confident in themselves. These issues stem from the beauty-centered environment of the pageants. Contestants, as young as 6 months old, are judged on personality, yet never say a word within the pageant itself. If they don’t win, they are then reprimanded for poor ...


Low self-esteem is common among woman of any age. These competitions tend to put a strong focus on appearance rather than inner beauty. It is true that some pageants have a talent portion, but this portion in child beauty pageants is irrelevant because most contestants are too young to have a real talent or opinions on world issues.


Child beauty pageants were first brought to the public eye when six-year-old pageant contestant JonBenet Ramsey was found murdered in her home in 1996. News broadcasts showed pictures of her all dolled up, which led to the public becoming interested in these beauty pageants and eventually the popularity of child beauty pageants in media.


9 Big Beauty Pageants Pros and Cons All around the world beauty pageants of all calibers are held for women, and sometimes men, to compete in looks, clothing, and talent competitions. It is an entire industry in itself, and ever since the 19th century it has been booming.


A few weeks ago at a professional cocktail event, a friend introduced me to someone for the first time, but instead of focusing on my work in nonprofits or women's and girls' issues, she blurted out, "She's America's Miss DC! Isn't she gorgeous?" I knew that it was meant to be a compliment, but I ...