January 25, 2013

Sexualizing children. Louisville hosts Porcelain Dolls National Beauty Pageant

The father of JonBenet Ramsey, the 6-year-old beauty queen who was killed in 1996, now says child pageants are bad for young girls.(Good Morning, America)
This weekend is the Porcelain Dolls National Beauty Pageant, and it's being held in Louisville, Kentucky at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport.

Me and a friend were at the hotel for a reception and walked down the wrong hall and BAM! Little girls dressed women.   

There were signs on all the doors to the ballroom that strictly prohibited photography or recording of video, or entrance by those not registered for the pageant.

The have a Facebook page. 
And a website, The entry fee is $995.

The Louisville event, it's the National Pageant. There are "annual GLITZ state pageants" also in somewhere in the Carolina's, Ohio, Florida and Texas.
Check out this typical comment thread on the Facebook page for the pageant, about tanning vendors:

Believe it or not, tanning children is legal in Kentucky, but under 14 they must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian when using a tanning bed. Still, it's stupid. And wrong. So. Very. Wrong. 

And remember that excitement about Louisville getting a H&M? Let's hope not.
"We are asked regularly - What is Porcelain Doll Wear? Here are just some of the incredible ones from past pageants!
Let your imagination soar! And yes, props are permitted, but not needed to win." - their website

1 comment:

  1. THIS BLOG SORELY MISREPRESENTS THE PAGEANT. For the record, the Louisville pageant was a NATURAL PAGEANT.
    Tanning is a SPRAY TAN, not the "tanning beds" that have been condemnned by the United Nations.
    The pageant director puts on a fair pageant which does not sexualize children. Also---the National pageant of porcelain Dolls is in Bowling Green, KY not Louisville. The NATURALLY PORCELAIN DOLL pageant was in Louisville. I would suggest that the blog writer carefully check his facts before embarking on a calumnization expedition.