I feel they are out of date and really not necessary. Our society is pretty superficial, and I feel like these pageants do not help our society one bit. Sure they try to tell us they pick ladies or girls who are smart and well-rounded, but you see the shows like the ones on TLC or even the Miss Universe contestants behaviors and I feel they just end up being spoiled and stupid. The little girls are thrust into doing pageants when they would rather have fun playing in their backyard with barbies, not sitting in the makeup chair to have their hair and makeup done.
And with the older contestants, they end up taking off their clothes or giving a really stupid answer to the questions. I just don't see why we need to make these people important in our society. Girls shouldn't be looking up to some of these women.
I agree with you but your working against main stream society which is a very strong force. I lump pageants in with cheerleading and dance schools, there are always exceptions but in general I think all these area harbor image obsessed women who go on to perpetuate this trend in society.
Hahaha, they're funny. Everyone knows the way it is though, those people aren't them, they try and act this character and the person who is most the same wins. Its like, a living doll. I like it. Why does a superficial society need help? Its being celebrated and that's beautiful.
But I don't know how people can take them seriously, LOL, honestly.
to each their own. it's really none of your concern if you don't like them or if you like them. don't like them? then don't watch. simple solution.
I don't really like pageants for young girls (under 10) but I think they're great for older contestants. What's wrong with feeling confident about yourself? I don't think pageants have much effect on society...you see a televised competition once a year & that's about it. The winners go on to do some nice charity work.