“An estimated 250,000 children participate in beauty pageants every year, and the number is only rising because of shows like Toddlers and Tiaras. The industry is now one of the largest growing businesses in America, and on average beauty pageants are grossing over 5 billion dollars. With numbers like these, child beauty pageants aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, so it’s only fair to ask the government to regulate these competitions, in the hope of saving the childhoods of many little girls and boys.”
Participants would go beyond the extremes to prove their capabilities of what it means to be ‘beautiful’, allowing them to put their own health at risk.
parents are going over the extremes to make sure there children are alert during the competitions.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, too much caffeine for a young child can lead to neurological and cardiovascular problems. Doctors also say that too much caffeine and sugar can to lead to a risk of physical dependence and addiction.