When a woman puts her first step in the world of beauty pageants, suddenly people start judging her life and start making all sorts of statements based on her life. Many a times, people make negative remarks and judgments that affect the self-image and self-esteem of the girl or the woman participating in the pageant. All this gets more intense in the case when a mother puts her young child into the race of beauty pageants.
Largely, the negative comments come from such people who have shallow knowledge and exposure to the world of beauty pageants via TV shows, magazines, etc. They are not familiar with the realities and this is why they indulge in such stupid conversations. They have no idea about the positive effects of pageantry; therefore, all you beauties just discard anybody who dares to give you negative remarks.
Parents have a big responsibility on their shoulders to decide the age at which they should let their children jump into the field of beauty pageants. Parents have to keep in mind the pros and cons and the overall influence of the beauty world on the mind of their kids. You should closely examine the reactions of your child to find their thoughts about their participation in the beauty pageants and in case you find any of the warning signs mentioned below in your child’s thought process, it is time you brief your child.
- I am not good enough because I did not win.
- They do not like me because I wasn’t chosen as the best.
- I am a loser and worthless because I did not win.
- I am ugly because the judges did not pick me.
- There is something wrong with me.
- What did I do wrong? Why didn’t they like me?
If you hear or see any of these warning signs in your child, this means they are emotionally or physically not ready for the competitive environment. On the other hand, if you are a woman who is struggling to get into the beauty pageantry, and you find these warning signs in you then the same thing goes for you as well. You need to heighten your physical and mental energy and fill yourself with the positive and optimistic attitude. Making your self-image solely because of the panel’s comments is not healthy.
Do not always compare yourself with others, as this will lower your confidence. Even if you fail, take it as a lesson and improve the next time. Surround yourself with people who make you feel better. Participating in a beauty pageant builds your confidence and self-esteem, only if you use it in a healthy way.
This article intends to guide all the beauties trying for beauty pageants. Stay away from these warning signs and let your self-esteem and confidence bloom by competing in a healthy manner.