Archived from the original on 29 December Parents of children with birth defects felt as though it was not a negative experience but instead a way for their children to interact with others and not feel as if they were different. Girls' drinks spiked with 'pageant crack and go-go juice' in most shocking scenes yet". Programs such as National American Miss  forbid any makeup other than non-shiny lipgloss and mascara for girls on stage. This style of modelling is often referred to as "pro-am modeling". It has grown from the senior beauty pageants, previously originating from South America, in particular in Venezuela, to become an event held throughout the world for young boys and girls, with an emphasis on competitions being popularized by mainstream media in the United States, to much criticism.
Child beauty pageant
For this reason, many young people in the pageant world may develop eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa.
Judging criteria can include past pageant achievements, numeric scale ratings and essays. The Whys and Woes of Beauty Pageants. Parents are sometimes criticized for entering their children in pageants. Since then, the industry has grown to include about , pageants.