14 Facts About Beauty pageants


Beauty pageants pageant or beauty contest is a competition that has traditionally focused on judging and ranking the physical attributes of the contestants.

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Beauty pageants are generally multi-tiered, with local competitions feeding into the larger competitions.

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Child beauty pageants mainly focus on beauty, gowns, sportswear modelling, talent, and personal interviews.

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Adult and teen Beauty pageants focus on makeup, hair and gowns, swimsuit modelling, and personal interviews.

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Some Beauty pageants have awarded college scholarships to the winner or to multiple runners-up.

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Beauty pageants pageant was held during the Eglinton Tournament of 1839, organized by Archibald Montgomerie, 13th Earl of Eglinton, as part of a re-enactment of a medieval joust that was held in Scotland.

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Beauty pageants contests came to be considered more respectable with the first modern "Miss America" contest held in 1921.

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Beauty pageants's was condemned by the Afghan Supreme Court, saying such a display of the female body goes against Islamic law and Afghan culture.

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Beauty pageants's was the first to be dethroned in the history of Miss Universe.

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Beauty pageants's was replaced by first runner-up Justine Pasek of Panama.

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Beauty pageants's was ordered by the International Culture Association to skip the succession ceremony and "play sick and shut up" out of fear of scandal.

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Critics of beauty pageants argue that such contests reinforce the idea that girls and women should be valued primarily for their physical appearance, and that this puts tremendous pressure on women to conform to conventional beauty standards by spending time and money on fashion, cosmetics, hair styling, and even cosmetic surgery.

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London Feminist Network argues that rather than being empowering, beauty pageants do the opposite: denying women's full humanity by subjecting them to objectification, denying their full humanity by maintaining that their primary purpose is to be attractive.

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Some critics claim that even after beauty pageants became diverse by the end of the 20th century, there is still this misconception that the ideal image of traditional beauty is a white woman.

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