While adult and teen beauty pageants are often looked at disdainfully, child beauty pageants produce an even stronger negative response. Opponents of child beauty pageants say they prematurely sexualize young girls and place too much focus on beauty and appearance at an early age.
Experts argue that there is an urgent need to establish stringent guidelines to help protecting the rights of the participants and ensure that they are not exploited (Healy).
Girls, as young as eleven months, take part in beauty pageants and it is the sole decision of their parents to make them participate in these pageants.
Proponents say they build confidence and are a family-friendly activity. A child beauty pageant is an event created to reward children for their appearance and personality.
Every competition has the beauty competition: from that, child pageants can take a variety of shapes.