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Poll: Would you enter your child in a beauty pageant?

American organisers are set to stage a child beauty contest in Ireland in September.

Image: Glitter Girls Pageants via Flickr

ONE OF AMERICA’S biggest child beauty pageant organisers is set to spend €20,000 staging their first-ever Irish contest in September.

The Herald reports today that beauty bosses said it will be open to “babies, toddlers and teens” and will also include a heat with kids in swimwear.

Some parents believe that contests celebrates their children’s beauty, helps them learn about camaraderie and boosts their self-confidence. While others think that beauty pageants send out the wrong kind of message to children and that the costumes and make-up involved sexualises kids.

So, today we would like to know: Would you enter your child in a beauty pageant?


Poll Results:

No (4259)
I don't know (3345)
Yes (248)



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