We keep telling ourselves that we should be flawless. When our lives falls short of our imaginary utopia, we get scared and lash out at ourselves and those we love. Our society worships perfection, photoshopping out wrinkles and bulges of our starving models.
For a country that got rid of royalty on its road to independence it seems Americans could also now grasp the wisdom of doing away with the hierarchal idea of beauty queens as well. Can't we see the beauty in everyone and celebrate without any beauty king or queen being crowned among us?
As a little girl, I aspired to be many things when I grew up, but a pageant queen was not on that list. That didn't stop me from being curious about those glamorous, world peace-loving, dazzling beauties. I talked to some current and former beauty pageant queens to learn more.