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    Beauty pageants are not favorable for women period in general, let alone little girls. Beauty is so forced upon females...

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    Found some good advice on one of the voy boards.

    "Subject: TOP TEN THINGS TO REMEMBER IF YOU ARE A PAGEANT MOM AND WANT TO REMAIN A SANE ONE.

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    TOP TEN THINGS TO REMEMBER IF YOU ARE A PAGEANT MOM AND WANT TO REMAIN A SANE ONE.

    10. No other pageant mom is your friend. Believe me, the ones that you think are your friends will be the ones that you find on the bash boards slandering your name. Believe me, been there done that. It hurts, but you will survive.

    9. Bashers get their thrills when you defend yourself. As hard as it is don't go there. Once your child starts winning don't go there. 90% of the name children's mothers will tell you that they do not visit the blue, green, black, purple, or any color board, and they tell people not to email them and tell them crap is on there. Someone is always going to be unhappy their kid did not win and yours did.

    8. Pageant Vendors, Pageant Coaches, Pageant Directors, H/M, Photographers, Clothing Designers are not your friends nor are they people you can trust. As soon as they are done gossiping with you, they will talk about you to the next person.

    7. Pageants are expensive. Clothing, H/M, Photos, Clothing. DO YOUR RESEARCH, the only person that will tell you the truth is yourself. Ask lots of questions and rely on your instincts. FEW people will tell you how to hit the big time in an honest way. Everyone wants their beautiful daughter to win and will do what ever it takes to make that happen. Some of the things to ask the director when making a determination about a pageant are: What are the instructions that you give your judges, what are your judges experience, are they pageant moms or coaches, or other directors, photographers, etc. What are the points breakdown, how many for each catagory, within that how much for facial beaut, how much for clothing, how much for for modeling. What is mandatory for each Supreme title, what are you telling your judges to look for in modeling, photos, clothing. If the director is not wanting to answer your questions, THEN YOU DON'T WANT TO DO THEIR PAGEANT. That is my first clue.

    6. Keep your so called friends close and your enemies closer. Clue: They are usually one in the same. Would you like to test that statement? Go to a big pageant with your best friend. If your daughter beats her daughter at the pageant, confess a large made up lie to your friend(sample would be, I had an affair with a photographer, I lied about blank blank blank, etc etc etc) Only tell this person, when you are alone out of earshot of others, don't tell anyone else. Wait and see if it shows up on one of the boards. Or if someone emails you and tells you the gossip. If it does they are not the friend you thought. Hence, Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

    5. Don't GOSSIP, it will ruin you, it will ruin your child and it will ruin many a relationship

    4. Pageant Mothers are not friends, with each other.

    3. Pageant Mothers are not friends with each other.

    2. Get some tough skin, and a deaf ear. People are cruel, mean and nasty.

    1. Enjoy your child, Enjoy your wins, remain positive and live in the moment. Be happy, it is suppose to be fun. When it isn't fun any more then get out and move on to something you will enjoy. It is suppose to be about the children and their enjoyment."

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    Do Your Research..becky!!
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    Found this ages ago on a Voy Board

    LISTEN UP -- No name, 21:48:34 10/19/05 Wed [1]
    Thank you (Pageant Director) for the awesome fair
    pageant, it only cost my mommy and daddy $1250 to
    enter. And $15,000 over the last 6 years to line your
    pockets so I can have this guaranteed win.

    Thank you (Hair and Makeup Artist) for the awesome
    Hair and Makeup that my mommy and daddy paid you $300
    for and you got a free ad on my banner too, to promote
    your business (he he) good thing I looked good.

    Thank you (tanner) for the great dark tan, my parents
    have paid for 30 tans with you now, do you think that
    you could throw in my next one for free? Oh here is a
    plug for you under my banner too, there certainly is
    nothing like free advertising, saving you that $10 for
    a banner of your own.

    I want to thank (Photographer) in some cases there are
    more than one. My parents paid anywhere from $300-$700
    for a sitting fee with you, and then at least
    $150(that is the low end for a print) for my over
    digitalized photo that helped me win photogenic. I
    just love my pictures and so does mommy, she says that
    you are the bomb, ooooo.... Oh a free ad for you (all
    of you) too, we all know that you don't make enough
    money.

    Oh Oh Oh (Swimwear) Miss Sandi Henry my swimwear is
    the bomb, you out did yourself on this one, out of the
    3 you have made us, mommy likes this the best. It
    doesn't matter that there is only $15 worth of
    materials and it only took the lady that sews the
    shells for you 1 hour to put it together, I am so
    happy that we paid you $375 for it. This picture of me
    in it is so cute maybe we can get you a few more
    orders. Here is your free ad too. Maybe when we order
    our next swimwear you can give mommy a better deal?

    Thank you (Miss Dress maker) This color looks good on
    me, unfortunately everyone is wearing this color
    combination. Oh well, it is a pretty dress and without
    it I would not have won Grand Supreme. You are welcome
    for the free ad even though you charged us $2700 for
    the dress and another $1500 for the sportswear.

    Thank you (The finger and toe painter) Mommy was tired
    and does not have the patience to pain my toes and
    fingers, you are the bomb and they look so
    professional. You did not pinch my fingers or toes
    when you painted my nails, I will ask mommy if we can
    use your services again. You are welcome for your ad.
    I think that maybe we should be getting a volume
    discount from you too.

    Thank you to (My coach) my routine is awesome, even
    though you only come to town once every 6-8 weeks, you
    are responsible for my success in modeling. Wow, I
    really think I ought to thank Mommy for making me
    practice. Wow, you have been my coach for a year now
    at $150 per hour and at least 2 hours every time you
    come out, wow that has added up. Oh but you are worth
    it, I hope this ad gets you some more students and me
    an attaboy.

    I want to thank (my wanna be coach) that works with me
    a couple days a week. I know that we only pay you $35
    an hour, but you are worth it too. Here is your free
    ad, maybe we can get some other kids to coach with you
    too, since you are less money than my big name coach.

    I want to thank (Mr. ?), wow when you sang to me on
    stage, I love that. Never mind that you spit on me
    when you were singing, I am so happy that you made me
    feel so special. My pageant experience would not have
    been complete without some gay man singing to me and
    exposing me to his germs. Yummy. Thanks for calling my
    name as a Winner. It was a thrill that my mommy and I
    will not soon forget. Maybe more pageant directors
    will use you at their pageants since I mentioned your
    name. Good Luck with that here is your ad, maybe I
    should include your email address too.

    Thanks Mom and Dad, you are the best. You have taken a
    second mortgage on the house so that I can do a
    pageant 1/2 way across the country every weekend. It
    does not matter that we can't afford the extra
    payment, we will figure it out some how and maybe you
    can use some of my winnings to pay that bill.

    Thank you Gramma and grampie too without all that money we
    get from you we would be in more dire financial
    straights than we are.

    I want to thank (the banner maker) it is okay that
    your name is bigger than mine on my congratulations
    banner. I only paid you $10 for you to cut out all my
    pictures by hand and make my banner special

    And last but not least I want to thank Jesus for
    letting my light shine. I know that I am always at
    pageants instead of in Sunday school but I still think
    about you. Please accept this ad, and maybe more will
    come to know you.

    Thanks to all my pageant friends(list them all)
    because we all know that because you are my friend and
    your mom is a pageant vendor - I am getting more wins.
    Thank goodness for mommy again, because I would not
    know who to be friends with, without her.

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    I am still on page 25 and I am sick to my stomach. This is horrible! I watched living dolls when it aired on HBO, and cussed at the television the whole fucking time. I cannot believe what these BITCHES do to their kids. More than half of them are fat and have self-esteem issues, and yes I said it.


    Dear Fat Ass:
    If your fat asses would fix your self up, stop shopping at Wal-Mart and Payless..you might not project your dreams on your own damn kids. Get a fucking life of your own, brush your teeth, stop wearing t-shirts and leggings as dress clothes and you might look half-way decent!! How dare you do this to little kids? And since you allow your kids to be judged, well you deserve all the ridicule you get. Fucking backwards ass fat-fuck-manatee tards!!

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    ^^ I remember that HBO special, it was so disturbing I'm trying to get through this thread too, it's quite the read....

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    Yes, it is disgusting and the clothing looks like pinata diarrhea.

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    Can someone please to explain please all this business about pink boards and black boards and blue and green and whatnot boards? Kthxbai.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dallas_Munro View Post
    Can someone please to explain please all this business about pink boards and black boards and blue and green and whatnot boards? Kthxbai.
    The color of the boards, hun..
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    But are the colors significant? Like, are pink boards just for glitzy national competitors and blue boards for local competitors? It's quite confusing for someone who's new to this whole pageant expose business.

    ETA: "Pinata diarrhea." That is exactly what it is!
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    I don't think the colors actually mean anything. They just refer to them that way. Unless there's some super-secret code that we're not privy to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tee-ha-ha View Post
    In this country, women have been working hard for decades to gain equal rights and equal respect. We've been busting our asses to be respected for our minds, not our bodies.

    Our mothers raised us to believe that it's the person inside that counts, and that beauty fades but dumb is forever.

    Therefore I find it disturbing that there is an entire cottage industry devoted to judging little girls solely on their looks while paying no attention to who they actually are as people. Also, with the oversexualization of everything these days, it has become more and more common to see little girls walking around in miniature versions of clothing that an adult woman would be thrown out of many public places for wearing. If I see one more little girl wearing a glittery t-shirt that says "Spoiled Brat" or "Daddy's Princess", I'll scream. There are even thongs for children and high-heeled shoes for babies nowadays. That's sick.

    Playing dress-up with mom's clothes and makeup is fun; we all did it. However, there's a difference between shuffling into the kitchen in mom's size 8 heels with lipstick circles on our cheeks, expecting mom to tell us how pretty we look and having to "strut" after being sprayed with fake tanner with false teeth and 10 pounds of hair on top of our heads, all while wearing a dress that cost more than my first car...to be judged by a bunch of assholes who wouldn't know natural beauty if it came up and bit them in the ass. Seriously...why do you do this? Why why why?

    To me, the message this sends to little girls is "your looks are all that count." Their looks define them. What's between their ears means nothing. And with college as expensive as it is today, wouldn't it be a better investment in their future to put that money away for their education? Or is that of no value when you have a pretty face? Cute fades fast, beauty fades eventually, but a college education is forever. No matter how you look nobody can steal that accomplishment away from you. I just don't get it.
    I am so glad I went back to where I left off last night, else I would have missed this. Well said, tee ha ha. Well said! *bows*

    Alas, I do believe it fell on deaf (dumb and blind) ears. Sea cows are, by nature, illiterate. And you can forget about reading comprehension. Unless it's deep-fried and covered in sugar, a cogent argument does not appeal to mommatees.
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    Finally! Semi normal looking pageant kids! Who would have thunk it?
    Last edited by NoDayButToday; June 30th, 2008 at 09:49 PM.

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    The one on the right reminds me of a little Drew Barrymore
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobelia View Post
    I don't think the colors actually mean anything. They just refer to them that way. Unless there's some super-secret code that we're not privy to.
    Aha! Gotcha. <<---- Aaaahh... so refreshing to no longer fear the smiley.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rica View Post
    I was emo for like a week coz i couldnt post and I have a big mouth so I wanted to post!!!!!
    Dude, tell me about it! And already my big mouth has gotten me into trouble! Guess I should have lurked longer. Oh well...
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