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Pressure to be perfect

"You are beautiful just the way you are" is a phrase that is often difficult for teen girls to believe. This is because the pressure for girls to have a perfect appearance is everywhere they look. Just one magazine, social media post or advertisement displaying unrealistic body standards can damage a girl’s body image, and the constant barrage of these messages leaves a voice in their head telling them they need to look like what they see.

Is Miss USA really Miss Universe?

88 beauty queens traveled to Las Vegas, Nev., on Wednesday night to battle it out for the highly coveted title of Miss Universe. To my surprise, Miss U.S.A, Olivia Culpo, took the crown as Miss Universe 2012. And by surprise, I don't necessarily mean anything pleasant.

"Toddlers and Tiaras" sets a whole new image for the pageant world

When people think of pageant contestants, they usually see a tall, slim young lady. Well, thanks to TLC, that image has changed to a small, chubby, five-year-old girl.
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