Beauty Pageants Draw Children and Criticism

Lipstick, big hairdos and sparkly crowns ... the world of beauty pageants can be child's play. "They love this! They love the glitz and the glamour!" says Joy Clark, grandmother of 5-year-old Jayleigh. Clark has spent the last four years taking Jayleigh to 100 pageants, perfecting her presentation. She is jubilant about her granddaughter's interest and pooh-poohs the suggestion that children might be getting the wrong message about the importance of their looks. Children are the...Full Story
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