For those of you who don’t know what a Beauty Pageant is, it’s a competition where judges will rank contestants based on their ‘looks’.
Some competitions incorporate talent, intelligence, and even a question and answer session between the contestants and the judges.
But lately, more and more pageants have become more competitive and received some very negative criticism.
The pageants which receive the most criticism are beauty pageants for children.
Many people feel like kids should just be kids, and not be judged for how they dress and look with false nails, false teeth, a wig, and a big dress.
Despite this, shows like Toddlers and Tiaras are gaining popularity in pop culture.
Here are 10 moments from kids’ beauty pageants that will make you cringe.
1. Pretty Woman
Paisley Scott Dickey is a 3-year-old girl. She competed in a beauty pageant while dressed up as Julia Robert’s character, Viv, in Pretty Woman.
Paisley’s mother dressed her in thigh high boots, a crop top, mini skirt, and a wig.
It goes without saying that parents around the world were outraged.
2. Grease is the Word
Toddler in Tiara’s viewers were shocked when they say 4-year-old Destiny appear on stage dressed as Sandy from Grease.
Not only was she clad in black leather, her outfit also included a cigarette which she pretended to smoke.
Destiny lost a few points for the inappropriate prop but still won personality supreme in the contest.