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Nicky Woolf.“Russia Moves to Ban Child Beauty Pageants: Why America Should Be Next.” February 22, 2014. Monica Bielanko.“Child Pageants Are Coming to Quebec, and Quebecers Aren’t Happy About It.” October 11, 2013. Patrick Lejtenyi.“Pageants get political: Is controversy key?
In an unglamorous town in the USA, there is an unconventional, tomboyish girl who doesn’t quite fit in.
Perhaps her mother – beautiful and feminine – is a former beauty pageant queen.
In Facebook Watch’ she is the hapless, clumsy Samantha of Tulsa, Oklahoma, the surprise winner-by-default of the Miss Oklahoma Starred and Striped US Beauty Pageant being whipped into shape for Miss America by her ruthless coach, Vicki (Catherine Zeta-Jones).
And in Netflix’s feature film , she is Willowdean Dickson (Danielle Mc Donald) of Clover City, Texas; a fat, Dolly Parton-obsessed teenager who enters the Miss Teen Blue Bonnet Pageant as a protest against her pageant-winning mother (Jennifer Aniston).
In some cases your teacher will assign you a topic and in other cases you were given the freedom to select a topic of your own choosing.
Joanna Piacenza."Miss America says she is being bullied by pageant. WJR (Detroit).“Why the End of Miss America’s Swimsuit Competition Is a Big Deal, According to Pageant History Experts.” June 7, 2018. Erin O’Flaherty’s historic quest.” September 9, 2016. January 25, 2016 on Miss Universe and Miss America.“Inside bn Industry of Child Beauty Pageants.” December 30, 2015.
But what if pageants aren’t about hard work, or success, but friendship? ”, Gracie is not won over by the pageant’s academic credentials, but by the other contestants.
Can sisterhood transform pageants into an inherently empowering space? When she is asked on stage, “As you may know, there are many who consider the Miss United States pageant to be outdated and anti-feminist. ” she responds, “I would have to say, I used to be one of them.