Ugly backlash to kids’ beauty pageant

More on kid’s beauty pageants – it looks like they are coming here.

American-style child beauty pageants featuring young girls in heavy make-up, glitzy gowns and big hair styles are coming to New Zealand.

An organisation called Universal Royalty Beauty Pageants, based in Austin, Texas, confirmed that it was planning to hold pageants in several New Zealand cities for young Kiwi girls.

The pageants are renowned for young girls being spray-tanned and made to look much older than their years in a bid to win huge cash prizes.

Read more on Stuff.

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