I'm not all that hot for adult beauty pageants either, but those women are old enough to know better - although they probably all started out as JonBenéts and Honey Boo Boos themselves. That's why I'm a fan of lawmakers in Russia who recently proposed a bill to ban child participation in beauty pageants and introduce penalties for lawbreakers.
As noted on RT, the bill outlaws kids being in any event where they will "show themselves off and be judged on their appearance, if this could harm the child's health or development physically, intellectually, psychically, and spiritually. Participation in contests that could potentially lead to corruption of the young is also banned."
If parents allow their children to participate in beauty pageants, they could have to pay up to 5,000 roubles, which is roughly 142Read More »from Russia Moves to Ban Child Beauty Pageants: Why America Should Be Next