Another positive aspect of the contest is that "many pageant winners do a lot of community work and conduct numerous speaking engagements throughout their reign" (Sundisc 1).However, all these do not mean that these beauty contests are good. They are so offensive for women, make girls so obsessive about their looks, and large amounts of money are spent on these contests.Thus instead of spending huge amounts of money on something stupid and meaningless like beauty pageants, people should spend money on solving these problems that are more important and more dangerous. To enter beauty pageants, young ladies and their parents spend thousands of dollars on hair, makeup, dresses, and on plastic surgery if necessary!
Another positive aspect of the contest is that "many pageant winners do a lot of community work and conduct numerous speaking engagements throughout their reign" (Sundisc 1).
That will encourage them to engage in unhealthy diets.
Sometimes, they starve themselves to have the perfect body. All the requirements of the contest puts a lot of pressure on any women and it will let them feel ugly.
Also, it is based on personality, talent, and answers to judges questions. This contest started in the United States in 1921 in Atlantic City, when some hotel managers tried to entice some tourists to the town by planning a "National Beauty Tournament" and then selecting the most beautiful bathing beauty in America.
"Pageants were introduced into the lives of Americans and became a major event, although they were discontinued from 1929-1932 due to the Great Depression" (Nussbaum 1).
This is not only considering the girls who want to participate in the contests; it also considers their parents who also get crazy about putting their girls in these contests for money.
There are also baby pageants, which is very harmful for children: A documentary on BBC3 about those parents, who give their daughter a plastic surgery at 7, so she would look cute. Those kids were so depressed and unhappy, and they totally do not want to do this pageant thing. The saddest part, that their parents were trying to convenience themselves that they were doing this for their children best"(Should the parents of child Beauty pageant). And also a lot of intelligent sophisticated women find these pageants offensive. However people who supporting this competition are the people who are making a fortune because of it. How can it good putting all this pressure on their children and not allowing them to live a normal life? The last point is about the amount of money spent on these beauty contests. There are definitely a lot of problems in the world, like poverty, crime, and unemployment. The good things about beauty pageants are that they help women to develop themselves, because these pageants offer a lot of money for the contestants.Thos some beautiful poor women can use this money and it really will help them.It is so unfair for a lot of intelligent women who really deserve it. Finally, there are a lot of people who are totally against these competitions, like Muslims, which is for religious reasons.