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Most little girls get into their mother’s makeup at some point and try on lipstick, mascara and eye shadow. Usually they slather it on in roughly the right places and end up looking a bit kooky. All very normal, educational and lots of fun.
It would seem at modern day child beauty pageants however, that the mums have taken makeup tips from drag queens instead of lightly enhancing their daughters’ natural beauty. There is big elaborate hair, fake tan, high heels, false eyelashes, manicured nails and outrageously expensive outfits. But scarily, it doesn’t stop there. Anything goes regardless of age and some manic pushy mothers get Botox injections, fillers and even body waxes for under tens!
These pageants are not about the girls at all, it is usually their scary mothers trying to live vicariously through them. Dragging them across the country and spending obscene fortunes, these mothers are not doing their daughters any favours. Instead of being little girls, they are ghoulishly, garishly and sexually made up to look like tiny women. It is invariably freaky.
Let little girls, be little girls I say. Here are some scary warnings against going down the pageant path.
Isn’t it wrong that a child can look into your soul like this?
Warning, this smile may cause injury! Did no one tell her that the wind may hange and she could be stuck like that forever!
My big hair is squishing my neck
Thunderbirds are go, Miss Penelope.
Help, get me out of here
Gypsy Rose Lee in the making
Now this come hither look is just plain wrong. Lolita on botox?
Keep smiling, just keep smiling…
The last word has to go to Little Miss Sunshine – she’s superfreaky!!