If several months ago we post about the Contest of Pregnant woman, now how about the child beauty contest??
Child beauty pageants encompass all that you would see in a normal beauty pageant. Talent, interview, sportswear, elaborate evening wear, tight and skin bearing clothes and strutting across the stage are all present. The only difference is that all the contestants are under twelve. The pageant industry has grown inclusive; children and even babies are now allowed to compete in areas of beauty, poise, individuality and confidence.
It’s a demanding industry. It requires time, money and fortitude from the children and families involved. While children can benefit from being in pageants at such a young age, there are also disadvantages that lead people to wonder if they are ethical.
Besides the laws that regulate child education, pageants are a relatively lawless program. Although the children put in long hours for makeup, hair, talents, and traveling, and they are given awards and even cash prizes for their efforts, they are not considered ‘working.’ Because of this, pageants are exempt from federal child labor laws. Pageants also have different rules, so it becomes hard to set a law that will cover every pageant. New York, Texas, Massachusetts, Arkansas, California, Vermont and Maine do not have any laws regulating pageants.