Child Beauty Pageants By: Mya Taylor
Background Information • Child Beauty Pageants began in the 1960’s. • Consists of: • Modeling sportswear • Evening attire • Talent
Judging • Children are being Judged on: • Individuality in looks • Capability • Poise • Perfection • Confidence
“Pageant Parents” • Child’s decision < Parent’s decision • Children are put into pageants before they are able to consent. • Beauty Pageants are more an outlet for parent’s than children. • Parents are living Through their children.
The Child loses • Children lose their innocence, values and an important time in their life • Practicing takes up all their time for: • School work • Playing • Helps Children Learn • Shapes them for the future • Household Chores
The Child loses cont. • No more fun and games. • Children learn things too early. • Beauty Pageants corrupts them • See and hear things that affects them • Exposed to things that can effect: • Their future • Their relationships with others
Relationships • Relationships can change between: • Peers • Feel prettier or better than others. • Children can feel superiority over the losers. • Losers lose self-confidence • Competition will make them lose friendships • Parents • Adult attitude will lead them to believe they are equal to parents. • They won’t listen or challenge the parent’s authority.
Pageant Beauty • Pageant Beauty includes: • Make-up • Make up is caked on to cover up the flaws on a young girl’s face. • Gives the allusion that the little girl is older • Make up is the most important to make these little girls ideal.
Pageant Beauty Cont. • Extensions • Usually young girls’ hair are thin so there are extensions added in to make it fuller. • Tan • Young girls’ are sometimes pale and are given a tan to make their skin tone even. • Expensive clothes • Thousands of dollars are spent on a new dress for each pageant.
Pageant Beauty Cont. • Flipper (false teeth) • Takes the place of missing teeth • Cost around $400 • Missing teeth doesn’t appeal to the judges.