Let me be clear: I am not a fan of child beauty pageants. I find them creepy and disturbing, but that does not stop me from being fascinated. So when I come across cringe-worthy child pageant pics, not only do I stop and stare, I also want to force you to take a look. I want you to see what I see so that I am not alone in my horror. You know the saying, misery loves company ... come join me, you know you want to!


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I am the mother of two ridiculously beautiful daughters and I could never in a million years imagine spackling them with makeup, shellacking their hair, putting them in age inappropriate attire, and having them compete against other ridiculously beautiful little girls. I don't get it and I don't want to get it. Please tell me it's not contagious. Now, I'm not completely clueless and totally judgemental, I realize these pictures are supposed to induce "oh-aren't-they-adorable" reactions, but that's not what they induce in me. Here's what I see.

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