‘Plus-sized’ mod­els of­ten health­ier than reg­u­lar ones

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Idon’t think they should be banned but they should add a lot more value to these con­tests than just beauty on the sur­face. So, they could pro­mote a lot more stan­dards of beauty, def­i­nitely weight­wise, and could in­clude more tal­ent and in­tel­li­gence.

The win­ners, over­all, show no diversity in body type.

I watched the ques­tion and an­swer stage of the Miss World con­test this year and I liked that they posed im­por­tant ques­tions to these con­tes­tants, but I was not re­ally im­pressed by the an­swers.

As for whether such pageants en­cour­age chil­dren’s beauty con­tests, I feel that at that age, you should em­brace ev­ery­thing in life; don’t fo­cus on ‘beauty’ that much.

You should let them em­brace other parts of their per­son­al­ity, let them ex­plore them­selves as they are still fig­ur­ing them­selves out.

I also do not think that such con­tests help cre­ate a fo­cus on fit­ness.

Peo­ple who are con­sid­ered plus-sized by the fash­ion in­dus­try are ac­tu­ally healthy. If that kind of a body im­age is pro­moted, peo­ple might have a bet­ter idea of what is healthy. Be­cause if you are re­ally skinny you might not be un­healthy nec­es­sar­ily, but it can­not be con­sid­ered healthy ei­ther.

In my cir­cle of friends, I don’t think too many peo­ple are in­ter­ested in beauty pageants. We are more into shows like Amer­i­can Idol, be­cause that is what ap­peals to our gen­er­a­tion. I guess it shows that tal­ent is what ap­peals to peo­ple more than beauty on the sur­face. From Ms Sarah Paul School stu­dent liv­ing in Dubai

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