The Labour-controlled Penarth Town Council has hired out the Paget Rooms in Penarth next year to stage a beauty contest for children as young as 3-years-of-age.
The upcoming Miss Beauty UK Contest is divided in to several age categories which include :-
- “Little Miss” – for children aged between 3 and 7 years of age (Prize £80)
- “Junior Miss” – for children aged between 8 and 11 (Prize £80)
- “Junior Teen” – for children between 12 and 15 (Prize £90)
A “free chaperone” is to be provided for each one of the younger (under 16) competitors – presumably to set at rest any concerns local parents might have about “safeguarding”.
All the entrants will receive “Pageant training” to ensure that they won’t put a foot wrong when the spotlight is on them.
There’s also a category for men and boys called “Mister” . The qualifying age for this is not defined because it will depend on the ages of those who enter for the contest.
However the organisers say the all winners will receive a sash, but make it clear that the winning “Mister” will not be expected to wear a tiara . (The winning girls in each category will each have a tiara to take home).
The contest is the fourth which has been held to date is expected to evoke some of the glamour of the old televised Miss UK contests. Last year’s event was held in Bridgend – but it’s thought this is the first time for the finals – involving such young children – to be held in Penarth.
The event is being organised by Synergy UK and is scheduled to take place at the Paget Rooms in Penarth on May 4th 2019 .