While we talk about the development of our society, all that pops up in our minds is that it is in the hands of the political leaders. But have you ever thought of Beauty Pageants as an instrument of bringing changes in a Society? That also, not in a National level but change in the world as a whole. It may sound like it is directly out of a fairy-tale, where the princesses take the swords in their hands and fight for the kingdom. In reality, Peauty Pageants act in a similar way, where they gift the society with beauties with brains- girls who charm people with their mesmerizing looks as well as hold a strong intention to make world a better place to live in.
Most of us do not know that the Beauty Pageants are held for a cause too. For instance, Miss America is renowned for providing scholarships for women. Also, Miss Earth is a pageant which aims to increase the awareness and knowledge on prevailing Environmental Issues, and ways of wiping them off. On the other hand, Miss International aims in making the contestants serve as the “Ambassadors of Peace and Beauty.” They are being trained in a way so that they act as a tool of change in the society.
When we talk about Beauty Pageants, how can we miss the word “Unity”? Many contestants from all over the world take part to win the title. In this process, they make friends from other parts of the world and it leads to a building up of healthy relation among the countries. Also, when we think of Sports, we see millions of people uniting in order to support the teams and players from their nation. In the same way, the beauty pageants help in uniting and forming a bond among the people belonging to the countries of the different participants.
Movies are a gateway to the world of glamour and we all are a big-time movie buff! Who can help their jaws from dropping and eyes from sparkling when we see our favourite actors appearing on the screen? When it comes to the world of beauty and glamour, what can beat the charm of a Beauty Pageant? It is the best platform for not only showing off your talents, but also a stepping stone towards a successful career. Here is a list of such glamorous movies, which deal with Beauty Pageants.
- Little Miss Sunshine- Released in 2006, the movie is a roller coaster ride of humour. The Hoover Family, starring Greg Kinnear, Toni Collete, Steve Carell, Paul Dano and Alan Darkin in the roles of a man, his wife, an uncle, a brother and grandfather respectively, head out to California in a bus to support their daughter, Abigail Breslin, to win the title of Little Miss Sunshine Contest. The movie is extremely different from the other beauty pageant movies, and the fresh content makes it stand out. The dysfunctional family teaches us to be the pillar of support of people whom we love and stick around through thick and thin moments of life.
- Brave Miss World- This one is an absolute stunner, which dictates about the horrifying incidents that Linor Abargil, the Miss World of 1998, went through and her bravery to fight back. Apart from being a model and actress, she is a lawyer too. The film shows how commendably she had won the title of Miss Wold after being raped, stabbed and abducted six weeks before the competition. She was being crowned as the winner and she had taken the pledge to fight for the rape victims from that day. In this 2003 documentary, she emerges out as an activist and the film successfully captures the trauma that she had went through.
- Miss Congeniality- The film revolves around the incidents when RBI rushes to find a female undercover agent as a contestant for Miss United States Pageant, when the terrorists threaten to bomb there. As a rescue, Gracie comes up to do the job, notwithstanding the fact that she is not enough girly or inherit feminine qualities. Sandra Bullock did complete justice in playing this hilarious role, being the slightly older woman among the young girls fighting for the title. The essence of comedy and unique makes this movie a great watch.
For the ones who cannot participate in a Beauty Pageant, the solution is very simple. Grab a tub of Popcorn and give yourself a treat of these movies!