The significance of beauty pageants

  1. silverstararrow profile image83
    silverstararrowposted 6 years ago

    Even before reality shows became an everyday reality, we've had numerous beauty pageants doing rounds all over the globe. Contests for women, men, children, babies, pets etc.

    How do beauty pageants help in a country's progress? What is the point of conducting these competitions on an international level? Of course, there is exposure of talent, confidence and the like, but what else?

    Your thoughts...

    1. jeanihess profile image59
      jeanihessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Scary one this hey! Fraught with pitfalls,gender, politics, race...
      Body beautiful and for a long time a westernized view of beauty and this is still pervasive.
      Here in South Africa hair is a big thing- wigs, pieces, weaves and mostly the girls want swinging tresses straighter than the hair of a horses tail!
      Ina number of other places the girls all want to be fair and the shops are full of creams and lotions for the purpose- and they want to sound American!
      If the contests celebrated diversity and reduced the desperation to look like another nationality I might have a much higher regard for the girls that compete.
      Pets? It is about class and business hey; breeders and so on...
      Men? OK, so some men are more beautiful than women these days, and more feminine too. If it stops gay-bashing and /or make men more sensitive to women's issues - one can hope hey!
      The idea of baby contests were to promote healthy babies and baby care-  clinics often ran these at church bazaars:)
      Children? Never really got these hey! I worked in ECD for a while- could never understand why some mothers dropped off their little girls looking like miniature adults. They would even pose and strut like little sex queens too.  I would watch them closely for signs of sexual abuse!
      Some girls make a lot of money from contests.
      Some pet owners make a lot of money too..
      Men-  they can do as they please hey but there ia point at which they are pretty to look at but no longer have male sex appeal for me.
      I am not sure that I am expressing myself all that well but I have not been able to work out the national and international advantages for a country in these contests:)


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)