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Astonished about local beauty pageant

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MolehillAlchemy Thu 21-Mar-13 13:07:53

I'm surprised these things even exist any more! Our local news paper is running 'Wow Factor 2013" and would like young ladies aged 18-29 to send in photos of them looking their 'hottest'.

Quote from article:

"If you are a wonder woman with a face and figure which makes people say ‘wow’ then this beauty contest is for you.
Fill in the form below and submit a photo of yourself looking your hottest to be entered into the competition."

Am I being unreasonable to expect that my daughters shouldn't have to open their local paper expecting to read local news, and find this bullshit instead?

mmmuffins Thu 21-Mar-13 13:14:04


There are people out there who like doing beauty pageants. While I also think they are silly, to each their own.

thefirstmrsrochester Thu 21-Mar-13 13:16:58

From the title I thought this was going to be about those god awful child beauty pageants. This one is aimed at young adult woman. Whilst its not what I would wish for my dd, I'd also say each to their own.

squeakytoy Thu 21-Mar-13 13:18:54

yabu. it is an invitation to adults.. if they want enter it, that is their prerogative.

kim147 Thu 21-Mar-13 13:24:28

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Dinosaurhunter Thu 21-Mar-13 13:30:22


MolehillAlchemy Thu 21-Mar-13 13:30:39

It's so disheartening. The myriad ways in which the status of women across the globe is diminished, or quashed completely. And still in 2013 in this so-called most civilised of nations, it's still okay to judge women by their tits and arses.

Not a message I want propogated for my daughters, or anyone's daughters.

TranceDaemon Thu 21-Mar-13 13:32:28

How depressing. hmm

Callisto Thu 21-Mar-13 13:33:56

YANBU in the slightest. I hate shite like this, it just constantly makes women look like vapid idiots who are only around to be decorative. And why on earth any woman would want to be judged on the quality of her tits rather than her brain in this day and age is beyond me.

AuntieStella Thu 21-Mar-13 13:39:20

Do they have a parallel "fit men" competition?

Or only women to put themselves forward to be judged on their looks?

iheartdusty Thu 21-Mar-13 13:41:45

it is straight out of the '70s. Pathetic.

hiddenhome Thu 21-Mar-13 13:41:48

YANBU it is depressing. How about a 'hot' blokes competition to redress the balance?

Feminine Thu 21-Mar-13 13:46:02

Its silly, but some women really enjoy them.

Some women don't mind being judged on their looks.

I made ( at one time) a fortune out of mine. I have since wasted all my money on nothing!

YABU smile

complexnumber Thu 21-Mar-13 13:46:45

Would it be ok if there was a "'hot' blokes competition to redress the balance"?

colette Thu 21-Mar-13 13:48:30


BiscuitMillionaire Thu 21-Mar-13 13:50:44

1970s time-warp. Write to the local paper and complain. YANBU

Feminine Thu 21-Mar-13 13:52:36

They could have a 'hot blokes' competition ...I think there are plenty of people who'd enjoy that.

It might be 'old fashioned' but that is beside the point.

catgirl1976 Thu 21-Mar-13 14:11:18

Not to my taste but I also thought it was going to be a child beauty pageant.

If adult women want to enter these things, whilst I might think it outdated, tacky and a bit sad I can't get worked up over it tbh.

A friend of mine just won "Miss areawherewelive" She's over the moon. I am confused about the whole thing but I'm not going to berate her and lecture her.

Bathsheba Thu 21-Mar-13 14:30:23

I have to say my body makes people go Wow...

Wow how could anyone let themselves look that awful

Wow thats HUGE...

Wow I didn't know women could look so awful...

Think I might enter

ubik Thu 21-Mar-13 14:35:20

Readers love it though...

ubik Thu 21-Mar-13 14:37:03

And you can win a coach trip to Paris! grin

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Thu 21-Mar-13 14:58:02


SuburbanRhonda Thu 21-Mar-13 16:15:35


Reminds me of Jo Brand doing standup and saying she's decided she must be anorexic because apparently anorexics look in the mirror and see a fat person ....

MansView Thu 21-Mar-13 16:25:34

can you keep us updated and provide a link when there's some photos, please?

AnnaRack Thu 21-Mar-13 16:28:39

Another one here wbo thought this was about child pageant. Now those are awful. Adult beauty contests aren't as bad. At least adults have a choice to take part or not.

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