Who on earth came up with this concept? Hey, lets take these cute little girls, put them in crazy costumes, so much make-up they should be doing glamor shots, give them fake teeth, nails and tans and teach them how to parade around on stage doing proactive dances...
The thing is, a pageant (which is what its supposed to be) for children wouldn't be so bad if the kids participating actually looked like CHILDREN. Instead of looking like the little girls they are, there made up to look like sexy showgirls and porcelain dolls.
The girls are being taught that they are judged on there looks and they cant be beautiful unless everything about them is FAKE. Its disturbing.
Not to mention, the money the parents spend on getting there kids ready to "perform", the cost of the costumes, entering the "pageant", etc. etc. etc., would be much better spent in a college fund.