Persuasive Essay On Toddlers And Tiaras

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Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? Contests to determine "who is the fairest of them all" have been in the world since ancient Greece and the Judgment of Paris. A glitz pageant is where girls have to have big and sometimes fake hair, perfect makeup, spray tans, fake teeth, and fake nails in a pageant. Toddlers & Tiaras is a reality television series that followed the personal lives of families of contestants in a child beauty pageant. This show ended up generating controversy for dressing the children inappropriately. Glitz beauty pageants should be banned for girls ages under 16 because it can lower a girl’ self-esteem, the pageants have too many unrealistic expectations, and it can cost a lot of money for families.
Most people would feel sad if they lost a competition because
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In addition, children are expected to perform flawlessly on stage, placing a lot pressure on their shoulders for such a young age. On the TV show Toddlers and Tiaras, tears, tantrums and yelling happen regularly, and often the adults imitate their kids. This longing for perfection leads to long-term side effects like destroying self-beauty and causing girls to think that natural beauty will never be enough in this world.
Tens of thousands of dollars can get you a year of college, a cool car or even a small home. Or you could use that money to enter your kids into a major beauty pageant. Toddlers and Tiaras star Mackenzie Myers has been entering beauty pageants since she was 18 months old. According to Dorothy Poteat, director of the Southern elite pageants, entries fees cost from $50-$500, depending on the level of the pageant. Parents also often pay $50 an hour per week for coaching lessons on how to walk, act and smile on stage. Contestants often spend an amount that is more than the cash prize awarded to the pageant's

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