Top 8 Reasons We Hate Beauty Pageants

Lowering Self-Esteem, One Pageant at a Time 1 of 10

Did you watch Miss Universe this year? How about Miss America? Yeah, me neither. In this day and age, when we are focusing more on inner beauty and less on outer beauty, it seems condescending to even have a beauty pageant playing in the background of our homes. 

While I have never participated in a pageant, my youngest sister has. I saw firsthand that it did nothing to raise her self-esteem. If anything, she had to work harder to feel better about herself afterward. This is why I give you the 'Top 8 Reasons We Hate Beauty Pageants.' Feel free to express your thoughts!

-Emily Keck