kareen nussbaum child beauty pageants
Karen Nussbaum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kareen Nussbaum, a student at Brooklyn College, wrote a research paper a few years ago on the topic that provides some basic background. In the paper, she quoted Charles Dunn, Pageantry Magazine’s publisher, saying that more than 100,000 children under 12 years old participate each year in beauty pageants. According to Nussbaum, stage mothers commented that pageant attire can cost up to $12,000. Then there’s the additional cost of makeup and hair designs, which, by the way, can take up to an hour for makeup and 90 minutes for hair (Nussbaum1).
Karen Nussbaum - The Huffington Post
As a matter of fact, something interesting (and absolutely outrageous) to keep in mind is that beauty pageants are actually exempt from child exploitation and child abuse regulations. In an essay researching children and beauty pageants, written by a student at Brooklyn College, Kareen Nussbaum, it clearly states: