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Would you let your little princesses take part in a beauty pageant? Following on from the shouty-TV success of ‘Toddlers and Tiaras’ it’s not going to be long before the pageant takes off in the same way as the school prom has in the UK.
There are plenty of options if you want to parade your little lady around in a pretty dress; Miss Princess Ambassador, Little Miss Spirit of True Beauty, Face of Europe…there’s plenty of opportunity if you think your toddler or little Miss is up for the idea.
I’d like to think that UK mums are a little bit better-balanced than some of the scary US examples, who even suggest Botox for kiddies, but although five years ago, there were no mini beauty pageants in the UK, now we have over 20 to choose from, and some are open to boys too…
A pageant usually involves little girls parading down a makeshift catwalk in their best dress, then showing off their singing or dancing abilities. They can win prizes of up to £2,500 – but it takes a lot of work. One of the best-known girls on the beauty pageant circuit is Sasha Bennington, in her teens now but at the tender age of 13 she was having a weekly spray tan, false nails every month and having her hair bleached. She apparently said that Katie Price was her idol…
Would you enter your daughter (or son) in a beauty pageant? We’d love to hear your views.