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‘Mrs.’ beauty contests are nothing but a way to cash in on a woman’s emotions

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Shweta Misra

“You are beautiful in every way and think twice before entering pageants like these which are out to quantify and hinder your worth.”

By Shweta Misra

Beauty contests have always been a popular entertainment among the young generation; the world of glamour and fashion has always enticed the young crowd.

Now slowly this trend is becoming popular among married women as well. Women who want to pursue bigger things outside of their comfort zones tend to participate in contests like these because they’re found to be an easy platform to rise to.

But, unfortunately the “Mrs.” contests are nothing but a way to cash in on a woman’s emotions. Our worth is quantified. Once a girl is married, she looks for this constant approval that yes, “I am still beautiful, desirable, and worthy.”

No matter her beauty, no matter her persona, these contests never fail to contradict. The “Mrs.” competitions, first of all, have no criteria. If you are married and ready to waste your money, this is the platform for you.

This contest has no just judging criteria, and there’s no talent or achievement required to win this competition. Are we really doing justice to all the women who achieve despite the inferiority they face? Are we really encouraging achievement and women empowerment? Is this the example we want to face for the upcoming generation?

I’m here to tell you; you are beautiful in every way and think twice before entering pageants like these which are out to quantify and hinder your worth.

Anyone and everyone can participate and win this competition. You just need to know the right people, have the right connections, and be ready to pay up. I am not doubting anyone, nor am I pointing fingers at those who win. But I’m admitting that 90% of these competitions are rigged.

So be aware of these traps before you or anyone you know end up losing money and self-confidence. The only advantage is that you meet some really nice, talented, genuine people; you make some really good friends and memories to cherish.

But being a married woman, I would say there are better ways to earn a name and the fame. You can pursue dress modeling, share your talents, or invent on your kids and family; because trust me, you’ll never go wrong in that.

Shweta Misra lives in Northern Virginia.