7 Reasons Why Beauty Pageants Promote Unhealthy Competition

Blog By Helma  |  08-06-18

They Make Look Good And Presentable But The Real Competition Begins Inside This

1 # Beauty Pageants Give Rise To Anorexia

1 # Beauty Pageants Give Rise To Anorexia

In beauty pageants the contestants have to look presentable and for that they have to suffer a lot and sometimes this leads to fear of gaining weight.

It was revealed in a news that beauty pageants contestant have gotten removed their lower intestines so that they can eat less food.


2 # These Beauty Pageants Contestants Also Get The Likeness Of Eating Disorder

2 # These Beauty Pageants Contestants Also Get The Likeness Of Eating Disorder

To look perfect they have to be perfect from head to toe. The beauty pageants not only want perfection but also thinner bodies which leads these contestants to eating disorder.

In 2013, a Miss Venezuala contestant admitted that she had sewn mesh onto her tongue so she would not be able to eat solid foods.


3 # To Win A Title They Have To Undergo Cosmetic Surgery

3 # To Win A Title They Have To Undergo Cosmetic Surgery

When pageants give away titles for Miss Beautiful Smile, Photogenic, Miss Congeniality, Miss beautiful Eyes, they're literally telling what every perfect bodily feature should look like.

Donald Trump, then owner of the Miss Universe Organization, stated "There are no rules on Miss Universe against women who have had plastic surgery done. The only main consideration is that the female contestants must be born a woman."


4 # These Pageants Are Also Damaging Their Self Esteem

4 # These Pageants Are Also Damaging Their Self Esteem

Well the contestants have to fulfill the role of perfect body and to look presentable they get into depression and sometimes it also damages their self esteem.


5 # They Have An Unhealthy Competition

5 # They Have An Unhealthy Competition

They don't just pit individuals against individuals in a healthy environment that promotes humanity. These shows are milder versions of reality shows that pit men against men and women against women.

Back in 2015, Sheislane Hayalla, Runner-Up of the Miss Amazon in Brazil literally ripped off the crown from winner, Carol Toledo's head, as a sign of disapproval.


6 # These Beauty Pageants Are Not Really A Test Of Intelligence

6 # These Beauty Pageants Are Not Really A Test Of Intelligence

" In 2011, Indian supermodel, Nayanika Chatterjee said, beauty pageants are not really a test of intelligence. It’s about your over all personality, presence of mind and how you carry yourself. It’s not an MBA exam where they test your intelligence, and question is not sufficient to gauge someone’s IQ."


7 # It Takes 4 Lakhs Just To Look Ready For Beauty Pageants

7 # It Takes 4 Lakhs Just To Look Ready For Beauty Pageants

The lengths these contestants go to just to look a certain way are expensive in more ways than one - from spending hours at the gym, hiring personal trainers, eating right and hiring a nutritionists, splurging on expensive skincare regimes, buying particular kinds of outfits.

It takes at least $6000 just to look like one is ready for a beauty pageant. That's approximately 4,01,610 rupees!









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