Interview: Claire Parker

First published in Sassisam on October 20, 2010.

Beauty Pageants have a stereotypical assumption among our Westernised society; they are glamorous, fashionable, skinny, controversial, beautiful, inspirational, intellectual, monotonous and in every country.

It has been way too long since beauty pageants were first criticised for their feminist mannerisms of judging women. They are often tagged as producing mere eye candies, with no real motive behind them.

But Miss Teen Australia has jumped the fence and created something unique, alongside the biggest teen beauty pageant in the Southern Hemisphere. Running in its 6th year, this teen beauty pageant claims to be like no other. The organisers say it is “an opportunity to discover Australia’s most outstanding young women and provide a platform for local achievement and international recognition”.

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