A question was posed by a poster pageantL "What do you think about beauty pageants?"
Hmm…that's actually a tough one, because I have mixed feelings;
Women choose to participate in beauty contests, just like I chose to participate in modeling, and others chose to participate in prostitution – an extreme example I know, but I believe these activities fall along the same continuum.
I believe in letting others live the life they want, so I don't believe that beauty pageants should be shut down, in order to help some feminist agenda. Does the objectification of women in beauty contests somehow hold down us all? Ahhh…I think we have a hell of a lot more to worry about. At least these girls have brains, talent, and some substance.
Jon Benet Ramsey completely and totally freaked me out. To see a mere child, in full face makeup, posing somewhat sexually, in front of an audience of cheering moms and fans, is just disturbing.
But once again, if you want your child engaged in these activities, I'm not going to stop you, or judge you. I just pray to god they turn out half way normal after the experience (somehow I feel like this little one posted on the right is already too far gone, maybe its the cult like stare in her eyes).
A Personal Journey
The way we treat our bodies and the way we choose to represent ourselves in this life is a very personal journey. For myself, the act of modeling taught me one thing. I don't ever want to have a life that revolves around what I look like. Ever. It is the most painful, hollow, frightening place, at least it was that for me.
But I will not sit in judgment of others who choose to make their looks a part of who they are.
A model, a beauty queen, a prostitute….to each her own.