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Toddlers and tiaras : American beauty pageants in Australia

Atherton, Cassandra 2012, Toddlers and tiaras : American beauty pageants in Australia, Centre for citizenship and globalisation research paper series, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 29-35.

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Title Toddlers and tiaras : American beauty pageants in Australia
Author(s) Atherton, Cassandra
Journal name Centre for citizenship and globalisation research paper series
Volume number 3
Issue number 3
Start page 29
End page 35
Total pages 7
Publisher Deakin University, Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2012-12-01
ISSN 1838-2118
1838-2126
Keyword(s) beauty pageants
female perfection
Toddlers and Tiaras
Summary Little Miss Perfect, otherwise known as the Supreme or High Point title pageant winner stands in line with five ‘full glitz’ runners-up. These Perfect Misses all have fake tans, false eyelashes, hairpieces, flippers (a dental plate of fake teeth), acrylic nails and a full face of stage make-up. Before the pageant they have had their legs, eyebrows and armpits waxed, many have had facials and pedicures and a few mothers have even injected their daughters with Botox. Finally, these little girls have been coached on the perfect way for a female to walk and talk and have had classes to hone their ‘talent’, which is most often dancing or singing. Displayed within a portfolio of photoshopped photographs, these Stepford children are touted as the epitome of female perfection.
Language eng
Field of Research 200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
Socio Economic Objective 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Deakin University, Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation
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