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AllieKLong On July 30, 2010

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#1New Post! Jul 25, 2009 @ 00:10:56
When I was three years old, I participated in my first beauty pageants. I won first place in my first show. Ever since then, beauty pageants have been a passion of mine. I remember when I was a little girl. I always loved to dress up and play with my mom's makeup (she didn't know). With beauty pageants I could do that. When I got to do a beauty pageant, I was excited. My parents have videotaped all of my pageants all the way from me getting ready to my performance. When I watch the videos, I don't see a little girl who doesn't want to do this & is forced into doing it, but I see a little girl who is genuinely happy. I do not believe child beauty pageants are wrong. If you force your kid to do it, then it's wrong. I think that when you force your child into doing this pageant, you need to rethink your parenting styles because you obviously have a problem. Many people think that dressing your child up & making her look and feel beautiful is wrong. I enjoyed doing that as a child. I loved it. If you think the beauty pageants are too sexual, you are mistaken. The beauty pageants are not that way. If your a perverted man watching the child beauty pageants and you think that way, that's your problem. Not the beauty pageants problem.
jmo On July 11, 2020
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
#2New Post! Jul 25, 2009 @ 00:15:04
Wrong.
Lili On July 12, 2019
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Sunshine Land,
#3New Post! Jul 25, 2009 @ 00:30:15
Like you said, depends on whether it's the child or the parents that are pushing it more. But if the child enjoys it and it makes her happy, by all means let her have a good time. It also depends on the environment and whether it's healthy. For instance, sometimes they can be very competative, and that can be hard on a child's self esteem, even if the child doesn't realize it's not healthy at the time.
rockflower On June 18, 2010




on the highway to hell,going d
#4New Post! Jul 25, 2009 @ 00:34:35
I think it is just wrong, even adult beauty pageants are frowned upon these days.
lilbear On January 18, 2010
Aequitas / Veritas!


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, Canada
#5New Post! Jul 25, 2009 @ 00:35:19
I don't agree with it at any age much less when they're young!
curiouskat On February 16, 2010

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Adelaide, Australia
#6New Post! Jul 25, 2009 @ 00:38:52
My Gran entered my eldest in a beauty pageant when she was 2.
She didnt tell me about it and when they came home with 7 trophies Gran thought i would be excited.

Wrong,I was fuming! A baby doesnt know what she wants and Kay had no say in her participation.

I had a problem with it because i think all babies are beautiful and i dont like ranking them against one another.

I have a problem with the entire industry actually.
It promotes young girls as much older, exposes them to a world thats highly competitive and quite nasty. It can do major damage to their self esteem if they are deemed 'not good enough'.
Its a young girls game, and those who get in, find themselves out again within 5 years. Their so called career is short winded and they are left with no qualifications and the rest of their lives ahead of them.


However, now at 13 Kay is 'modelling mad'. Her fave icons are all supermodels, she insisted on doing a grooming course last summer holidays and then entering a competition this year.

And ironically i think she is going to go somewhere with this.
The one thing i hoped she would never be, and she wants it with a passion!

Each to their own is the lesson ive learned here!
unicorn On March 18, 2010

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The Oaks, Australia
#7New Post! Jul 25, 2009 @ 00:42:19
I don't agree with them. A new American show that's come to Australia recently called'true beauty' shows the downside of just focussing on the outside beauty and the way we look.

Yes it is important to look after yourself but I try to inspire my kids to be beautiful from the inside out not the other way around.

I would much rather they be judged on that than on a myriad of genetics that they can do very little about.
Kristy69 On September 14, 2014
Carly's Mommy





Underneath the Cyanide Sun....
#8New Post! Jul 25, 2009 @ 01:49:10
Only if they want to. Stage mom's are no fun.
magnifiSHIT On September 14, 2009

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Slaughter Avenue,
#9New Post! Jul 25, 2009 @ 01:50:48
I think they screw most kids up.
smilelove On September 01, 2013
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Somewhere, Ohio
#10New Post! Jul 25, 2009 @ 01:57:48
There's this show 'Toddlers in Tiaras' or something like that and it's absolutely horrible. Most the kids are spoiled brats and don't even want to do it. Sure they're happy when they win, but what about when they don't?

I don't agree with them. I feel it deprives a child of some innocence. I don't remember thinking about what I looked like or wore until high school. I think that's the way it should be.
lovesucks On May 19, 2010




ypslanti,
#11New Post! Jul 25, 2009 @ 02:02:05
wrong... why wood u do that to your kids
cailyn10289 On November 12, 2015
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, United States (general)
#12New Post! Jul 25, 2009 @ 02:12:14
Mmmm. Baby beauty pageants, a pedophiles dream. What parent doesn't want some old geezer w**king off to their baby?

Beauty pageants are a waste of time. There are so many things people can be doing with their time other than learning how to walk in a straight line and twirl batons.

My sister was watching a reality show on a beauty pageant on TV, one of the little girls war orange due to all the tanning. 5 year olds shouldn't be wearing make-up either. Nothing better than a 15 year old with skin cancer I guess.


What ever happened to softball and soccer? Physical activity is so much better than bulimia, and I bet most models are bending over toilets half the day. Stick your kids back in sports!
mr_ash On January 08, 2013




, United Kingdom
#13New Post! Jul 25, 2009 @ 02:52:59
@AllieKLong Said

When I was three years old, I participated in my first beauty pageants. I won first place in my first show. Ever since then, beauty pageants have been a passion of mine. I remember when I was a little girl.I always loved to dress up and play with my mom's makeup (she didn't know). With beauty pageants I could do that. When I got to do a beauty pageant, I was excited. My parents have videotaped all of my pageants all the way from me getting ready to my performance. When I watch the videos, I don't see a little girl who doesn't want to do this & is forced into doing it, but I see a little girl who is genuinely happy. I do not believe child beauty pageants are wrong. If you force your kid to do it, then it's wrong. I think that when you force your child into doing this pageant, you need to rethink your parenting styles because you obviously have a problem. Many people think that dressing your child up & making her look and feel beautiful is wrong. I enjoyed doing that as a child. I loved it. If you think the beauty pageants are too sexual, you are mistaken. The beauty pageants are not that way. If your a perverted man watching the child beauty pageants and you think that way, that's your problem. Not the beauty pageants problem.


The 1st bold section that I highlighted seems to indicate defence.

So does the second.

So does the third, which you highlighted.

@AllieKLong Said

With beauty pageants I could do that.


Everyone should look for things that they are good at. You have me there.

But I think your post looks like poor self esteem/ or over confidence .

However, if it teaches you there is no shame in rejection or failure, but most importantly, that you can handle it, and learn from it, perhaps it something that isn't too bad for you.

Your defensive post starter though, leads me to believe that you're just hiding from your true self.

I could be wrong, I know nothing about you, but I do know that most people are beautiful in the eyes of some others

Wishing you luck
mr_ash On January 08, 2013




, United Kingdom
#14New Post! Jul 25, 2009 @ 02:54:34
...double post...
Lili On July 12, 2019
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Sunshine Land,
#15New Post! Jul 25, 2009 @ 04:28:23
@unicorn Said

I don't agree with them. A new American show that's come to Australia recently called'true beauty' shows the downside of just focussing on the outside beauty and the way we look.

Yes it is important to look after yourself but I try to inspire my kids to be beautiful from the inside out not the other way around.

I would much rather they be judged on that than on a myriad of genetics that they can do very little about.


Isn't that Tyra Banks' show?
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