Beauty pageant children coming to Melbourne

A popular US children’s beauty pageant as seen on “Tiaras and Toddlers” in Texas, is coming to Melbourne.

She may only be 4, but she can pose better than some 25 year olds.

The July pageant, for babies to adults, costs a minimum of $295, which includes a compulsory beauty competition, modelling and make-up workshops.

Optional extras include tanning, dressing like a celebrity for $50 and a photo and autograph session with American beauty pageant star, five-year-old Eden Wood.

Aspendale Gardens mother of four Vicki D’Atri said she was considering entering her daughters, Ruby, 9, and Isabella, 6, because it was confidence-building.”They’re up on stage doing what they want, which they love,” she said. “It all depends on how you parent it and how you control it. Each to their own.” 

The winner will take home a laptop, a rhinestone crown, a 1.5m trophy, an “official supreme royalty banner” and a stuffed teddy bear.

Read more: Little beauties set to go on show in Melbourne | News.com.au

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3 Comments on “Beauty pageant children coming to Melbourne”

  1. March 29, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

    Confidence building on a child? I don’t think so and having a kids’ beauty pageant ala Toddlers and Tiaras style is just wrong in all levels. That pageant does not belong on Melbourne’s soil and it should be boycotted.

  2. March 30, 2011 at 8:44 am #

    Autographs from a 5 year old. Whatever next.

  3. Ugh…I grew up in the United States hearing about these things. These things give me the creeps! Once again, we have yet another platform to send our girls the wrong message about self worth. Not only do these things overly-sexualise children (which, in itself, is absolutely God awful), but they show our little girls that they are only as good as how pretty they are. (And people wonder why women grow up so worried about their physical appearance…)

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