CONFIRMED: Child beauty pageants are coming to QC
Earlier this week there was much controversy surrounding the idea of child beauty pageants making their way to Quebec.
Now, National Canadian Girl Pageant is confirming it will be holding a beauty pageant here before the end of the year.
Already in Ontario, the Atlantic and out west, the founder says that after receiving many requests from Quebeckers to break into the market, they'll be holding their first pageant in Laval or Montreal on November 24.
“Pageants have become a dirty word because of reality TV, but it’s not like that at all.” Liz McKinnon, the Founder and National Director for the Nation Canadian Girl Pageant, told CJAD.
“I had a girl with severe anxiety and she overcame that by having to go up on stage and speak to people, it can do a lot of good for the girls, people have to come out and see the pageants for themselves before they can make an opinion about it.”
The first pageant will be an “All Natural” one, which means the girls are judged for their personality, energy, grooming and basic modeling skills.
Girls will also lose points if they look too glitzy; wear too much makeup and have fake hair, nails, lashes or tanning.
The pageant is open to girls only between 0 and 19 years-old. All participants will receive a crown.
More information about the pageant and its criteria here.
Photo courtesy: National Canadian Girl Pageant