Some pageants have a prescribed set of movements while others allow a little more latitude in how girls will use the stage or runway. Often, age divisions for boys run through age 6 with very few going beyond that due to lack of participation and public perception. The Creation and Contestation of Beauty and Femininity. It is a part of growing up. Many pageant moms pride themselves on making most of their child's pageant wardrobe as a cost-saving measure.
Some pageants have a prescribed set of movements while others allow a little more latitude in how girls will use the stage or runway.
Regrettably, this can cause a lot of anger in the child beauty contestant who most of the time wants to be anywhere else. Archived from the original on 29 December A rising trend in pageantry is the online, specialty or mail-in pageant. Regardless of the criticism, parents still defend their reasons for letting their young children participate in these pageants. In a glitz pageant, makeup and hair are typically done by a professional makeup artist. But are men expected to smile?