It is important to have a very neutral approach toward beauty contests and not take is too seriously. Beauty contests are very subjective and those entering should be aware that one person may think one person is beautiful, and another person another. With this approach, it could even make beauty contests a positive thing to give girls something to strive for, which could include having a healthy image of herself.
In most cases, beauty contests are just fun for the participates. Also, they will sometimes receive scholarships if they win. I know many women who have participated in beauty contests and they are happy and confident. I have seen very few instances where it has been harmful to society or the contestants.
Many young girls become less confident within themselves because they feel that beauty is a huge part of them in order for society to love them. Society set a bad picture for girls under age. The world is to big and full of many different kinds of women to say that the official beauty body is the "skinny type". It shouldn't matter their shape or size they all look gorgeous in their own kind of way. Beauty contest teach kids that the beauty comes from the outside (looks) instead of the inside. Young girls will grow with a mentally that they have to be that specific person in order to be beautiful which is not true.
And should be looked upon as such. It is important to have a very neutral approach toward beauty contests and not take is too seriously. Beauty contests are very subjective and those entering should be aware that one person may think one person is beautiful, and another person another. With this approach, it could even make beauty contests a positive thing to give girls something to strive for, which could include having a healthy image of herself.
Why? Because, do you ever see miss world or miss universe that has weight up to 55 kg? Of course not. And what is beauty contest itself, beauty contest is a contest to looking for the prettiest one, so unconditionally they already brainwash the world and say the beautiful people is the skinny or the thin one.
Most of the time this influence is not positive. Many children that participate in beauty pageants have to have extra things to make them look more beautiful. Some examples are fake teeth that they put over their real ones, hair extensions, and even spray tans. Letting children be in beauty pageants at a young age affects their attitude towards others. This attitude is mostly negative.
Women are marched up and down a stage, in everything from a gown to bikini. It is degrading to women to be used as a sex object for men to gloat over as they are paraded around like livestock at a sale. Women fought hard for equal rights to men, yet they go out and disgrace themselves in this manner. It is after all their choice to go into these beauty contests. I think they could stand up for some better choices.
I think that the parents of these pageant contestants should look at what they are putting their child through, and think if it is worth it.
Beauty contests can be harmless in the ideal case. They're not inherently harmful. However, contestants in beauty pageants can suffer from their participation in them. They are held to unrealistic beauty standards that may not be healthy. Frequent participants lead a lifestyle that places excessive emphasis on physical appearance, and not on skill development or finding a place in society. Beauty contestants should take extra care to have a well-rounded life.
Beauty contests objectify women in the eyes of men. They set a very public and high standard for how pretty and nicely dressed a woman should be, and can even encourage unhealthy weights in our youth. Young women should be encouraged to find their own beauty, and not see themselves through the eyes of men.
Beauty contests encourage not only the objectification of women, but also the idea that beauty is all that a woman has to offer, or all that matters. They are breeding grounds for body image issues in young women and, in many cases, eating disorders. They are not creative, nor do they reward contestants on their merits, other than beauty.
As we know there are many kind of contest these days, such as miss America, miss world and things at that nature. And these contests can make some people feel low who really think that they deserved the spotlight. It can effect some models in many ways, they might become low self esteemed if they don't win the contests. It would create class.