Beauty pageant weekend

Monday, May 02, 2011

I spent the entire weekend in Fresno attending a beauty pageant for my daughter, Jenny. She is 9 years old and hooked on watching Toddlers and Tiaras and really, really, really wanted to do a beauty pageant. What's a mother to do?? emoticon

The first round is the beauty round. You wear a beauty dress and there are certain expectations, like the white shoes, ruffled socks, the cupcake skirt, lots of makeup, french manicure, being very tanned, and teased hair. Jenny scored very very well in this part of the competition.

Next is the theme-wear. The theme of this pageant was "Welcome to the Jungle" so all of the clothes were animal prints. We had this outfit custom made by a friend based on one we saw online. She did OK in this part, but could have done better with her routine.

After this, we have "outfit of choice". Jenny actually won this part. We shopped for the outfit at the mall (except for the pettiskirt) and got each pieve from a different store. I love the colors red, white, and black, so I loved this outfit!

The last part is talent. Jenny was in a dance competition a few months ago (dancing is her passion) so we already had a routine and costume. There were only 4 routines and she was the best, but did not win. We think she was cheated. emoticon But I guess all moms think that when their child doesn't win?

Finally, it was time for crowning. That's when they announce the winners. Unfortunately, Jenny did not win. There were only 2 girls in her category and she didn't win!!! She was so upset that she left the room crying and I Had to go console her and tell her I thought she was the best.

All in all, we spent a whole weekend doing this, spent tons of money, and came home with next to nothing. But Jenny loved it and wants to do it again. Sigh. What's a mother to do?!?!
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    beautiful daughter...as long as she had fun..that's what counts. emoticon
    3494 days ago
    Your daughter is beautiful whether she wins a tiara or not! The outfits are really cute!
    3495 days ago
    Jenny is a beautiful little girl! All her outfits were so fancy! Good luck on the next pageant!
    3495 days ago
    Now all the pictures you posted on FB make sense...LOL

    Your daughter has a lot of poise and beauty, and I agree with you, that she did win, she was the best.

    Yes, Mom...what is Mother to do? emoticon
    3495 days ago
    I watch that Toddlers & Tiaras show too, it is simply fascinating. Your daughter is gorgeous, if it's any consolation I think she should have won too! I bet it's hard to see your little girl get so disappointed though, although sounds like she wants to try again. I had 3 boys so we never did this kind of thing, although I have thought about maybe attempting it when my 20-month old granddaughter gets a little older. She is just adorable!! (I might be a little prejudiced!) Good luck if you try again--either way you win--cause you have a lovely little girl, and she has a beautiful mom!!
    3496 days ago
    She looks sooo good in all of the pictures!!
    3496 days ago
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