Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): Organisers of a beauty pageant for children in Melbourne have claimed that their competition will not be ‘over the top’ like some controversial US TV shows.
Little Miss Bayside Pageant will see tiny tots model swimwear and be judged on their smile and posture.
Organisers of the contest, which award tiaras to winners, have insisted that it will not be “over the top” like US versions where pre-schoolers are plastered with fake tan, make-up and big hair.
The June pageant, which costs an entry fee of 100 dollars, will judge girls and boys up to 13 on modelling, talent, how they photograph and answers to a series of questions.
Organiser Laura Buik said US shows Toddlers and Tiaras and Baby Beauty Queens had sparked interest here.
But she said make-up was optional at the Miss Bayside pageant and “we’re not encouraging the diamantes and that sort of stuff “.
“When it comes to the formal wear, we’re looking more for like a party dress,” the Courier Mail quoted Buik as saying.
“It’s more about the kids getting up and having a go. They get a tiara . . . but the main prizes are the modelling contract and a three-day workshop,” she added. (ANI)