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29 October 2012

Princess by proxy

A new paper takes a critical look at the very types of pageants in which child reality TV star Honey Boo Boo and thousands of other children compete in America every year.

As child reality TV star Honey Boo Boo continues to capture the attention of audiences with her boisterous personality and her own show about life on the child beauty pageant circuit, a new paper published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry takes a critical look at the very types of pageants in which she and thousands of other children compete in America every year.

Cartwright focused specifically on the $5 billion glitz pageant industry, which was first made known to many in 1995, following the death of five-year-old beauty queen Jon-Benet Ramsey.

 
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