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We obviously do not have any textbooks or academic journals focused on child beauty pageants (or even on beauty pageants, for that matter). Several edited volumes on beauty pageants exist, but they do not discuss child beauty pageants. Some other general books about pageantry mention child beauty pageants, such as and ; has two chapters on child beauty pageants. The story is similar for . The Stevens volume, along with , are two examples of why the reader must be wary when it comes to studying child beauty pageants. Both of these books were compiled from various Wikipedia entries and self-published. The best of these overviews that focuses on child beauty pageants is Susan Anderson’s (). Again, though, there is a caveat. The book is almost entirely pictures of child beauty pageant contestants and contains very little text on child beauty pageants.

Background and context Child beauty contests have become increasingly common and increasingly controversial in recent years

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The child beauty pageant circuit in the UK has seen a recent explosion in popularity. Although such contests are commonplace in America, where they have spawned a multimillion-dollar industry, they are a relatively new import to this side of the Atlantic. But in a Britain increasingly enamoured with the instant fame of reality television stars and image-conscious glamour models, demand for child beauty contests has risen exponentially.

A child beauty pageant is a beauty contest featuring contestants under 16 years of age

Other pageant proponents argue that beauty pageants shouldn’t fall under government regulation. “It’s a social issue and it’s a family issue,” Wynn Westmoreland of Atlanta, a former child beauty pageant contestant, said.

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