The need of having to look a certain way and act a certain way in beauty pageants only makes a woman either self-centered or insecure. Beauty contest have extreme measurements as to how far children’s parents and young women would go to look prettier and look better just so they can win and feel confident. That’s a big issue especially for younger children who compete which causes them to think they have to look a certain way to be accepted in society.
A lot of contestants run the risk of being hung up on the beauty part of the pageant that they become self-centered, judgmental, and even put down other female contestants just to feel good about themselves. They also become overconfident from all the attention and positive praise people shower them with, which leads to them failing to develop good qualities. It also makes the contestants and viewers feel insecure and depressed. Not only that but there’s been many contestants who have health issues like developing an eating disorder.