A mom to a judge after her daughter won Supreme: So, what's she doing wrong?
"Now that woman, she's a real, crazy pageant mom; especially if she thinks her daughter is prettier than mine!"
A grumpy judge after an altercation with an angry mother: "How dare she talk to me like that! I'm a business owner! I volunteered to do this!" Me: "So, what you're saying is, you're not qualified to be judging this pageant?" Blank stare...
It's not just outsiders that look down upon pageantry; even amongst pageant parents and systems there is tension and discord between natural and glitz pageants and pro am modeling. Pro am pageant modeling is a fast paced, upbeat style that combines dance moves, turns, kicks, spins, and splits, with huge facial expressions and a "sassy" … Continue reading Prim and Proper or Razzle-Dazzle?
Becoming Miss America has been the dream of thousands of girls since 1921. Although Miss America has been reigning for 91 years, the controversy surrounding the pageant system has only come under close scrutiny in the past two decades, and most significantly in the past 5 years with the introduction of reality television shows such … Continue reading Pageants- What’s All the Fuss About?