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What If Beauty Pageants Were About Geekiness But Otherwise Completely Unchanged?

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Reddit commenters gave us a little taste of what that might be like (in the best possible way) when imclassythx posted this picture under the heading This Is Why My Daughter Is Cooler Than Yours. A challenger quickly arose:

(devitch)

And then that challenger was challenged (with an offer of friendship).

(Chipswarmedals)

So the answer is, child beauty pageants based on geekiness would probably still be awful, with lots of parents living vicariously through their children and projecting their own wants and desires onto them. Best to keep it like this, the internet equivalent of proud parents sharing wallet photos.

(Original Reddit thread here)

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