Let’s talk about Beauty Pageant (BP). BP is a reality show, it’s an investment and a business in which the investors look forward to making profit. One of the ways they make profit is by selling tickets for the Grand finale, others are through sponsorships and selling of advert space on their event brochure etc. Thus, one shouldn’t mistake beauty pageant for a charitable event. Instead many Pageant Organization have their own NGOs or platforms they use in giving back to the society. Like The Nigerian Queen (formerly Queen of Trust Pageant) have theirs which are Beauty for Purpose and I Can Help.
Beauty Pageant, Just like every other reality show/competition, the contestants are expected to work really hard to make sure a lot of people vote for them and also come out to cheer them up at the finals. there is nothing wrong if any pageant organisation give tickets to contestants to invite their friends,family, and supporters to come cheer them up at the Grand finale? People or Contestants should only complain when the organisation makes the tickets selling as a major criteria you must do to win. Which i don’t Support
But even in some major TV reality show /competitions, I stand to be corrected, like “The Nigeria Idol”, it’s the N50 or N100 per vote which each of the fans, friends and family of the Contestants sends that keeps the contestants in the house. This action terminates the bias attitude of the judges and give room for the audience to participate fully in the event. As for the Nigerian Queen, they have about 10 sub-competitions with about 32 different judges. The total of these 10 Competitions makes you the winner. #Not the tickets .
BP: It’s an investment and a brand. Some Organizations brand have gotten to the level that the Government single handedly sponsors their events. Such organisation don’t expect your friends or family members to purchase the event tickets because everything has been paid for. So they make the event strictly by invitation; Nevertheless, Miss world, Miss Universe and other reality events are ticket events. For The Nigerian Queen Pageant , millions are spent for every edition for promotion, star prizes, event centers, camping, feeding( the contestants and crew), stage, lights, sounds, artists and lots more in order to put up Standard classic unique show. So beauty pageant is not a charity event/Show , it’s an investment.
If you are aspiring to Contest For a title to become a beauty Queen, then you must understand that to be successful like every other thing in life, like a medical Doctor,Lawyer, Actor, Writer, Model, Politician,Music Star…. You must work hard!
It is uncivilized to consider pageant organisation as a prostitution Avenue. No pageant organisation can stand along with prostitution. Successful beauty pageants are very far from that, for every edition you need: creativity, focus, innovation, consistency, determination, and lots more which none of these is related to prostitution. Its just like you saying those who went to school to become Bankers, wanted to become Bankers so they can use it as an Avenue of prostitution.
Almost all pageant organisations suffer from this prejudice, allegation or assumption. Beauty Pageant contestants are not docile, they must be beautiful and have Brain. and also have the ability or Capacity to manage their title for one year base on their contract.
It is high time people stop the negativity about Beauty Pageant, consider it as an Avenue that promotes our culture and traditions and also gives our ladies the opportunity to actualize their dreams.
I have many things to talk about with my 8 years of Experience. But let me rest my case for now.
– Kelvin J. Amroma
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