I think these pageants for "littles" should be banned! Have you seen the show, TODDLERS AND TIARAS on TLC? It is very sad. Look at these pictures:
I can definitely see that they have a beautiful child, BUT....the eyes look so hollow...empty...no emotion...FAKE!
This is a million dollar business, especially in the south. The fake nails, fake teeth, airbrushing, fake eyelashes, fake hair, spray tans and $2000 dresses are perpetuating outer beauty not inner beauty. These contest venues must be a pedophiles dream.
I've seen how these little girls behave when they are not on stage. They are rude, spoiled, poor losers and down right divas. In defending these pageants the mom's will tell you that their daughters "love" the attention of being on stage (as they sit crying in the background....) are learning poise, confidence and have high self esteem, when in reality their childhood has been stolen from them and all they have to show for it is a few ribbons and a warped sense of what is really important in life.
One mom was bragging about the 39 crowns and $5,000 that her 5 year old daughter had won over her 3 years of competing, while admitting that they are spending $30,000 a month on acting classes, ballet lessons, photographs, hair pieces, fake teeth, spray tans, modeling classes, travel expenses, dresses, and dance lessons, but have nothing in the bank for her education and they're credit cards are maxed out! Really?!?! This is what you want to be teaching your daughter.