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A woman from Lincoln, whose daughters regularly take part in child beauty pageants, is getting ready to publish the country's first magazine dedicated to the contests.
Leanne Woodall says she wants to win over the critics who say the competitions are more about pushy mothers than giving their children confidence.
Leanne Woodall from Lincoln says many people come up to her at children's pageants asking for help if they are new to the competition. She says that is why she has set up her Sparkle Girlz website and will soon be following it up with a magazine to help people share ideas for the contest.
The daughter of a Lincolnshire woman who is starting up a new magazine devoted to child beauty pageants says competing in such events has stopped her from being so shy. 10 year old Tia Woodall from Lincoln has only been taking part in the competitions for two years but has already won many prizes.
Leanne Woodall filmed her daughter Tia at a recent beauty pageant where she won first place. She says the competitions often get criticised, but she believes they are good for the children who take part.
Leanne Woodall says she has noticed her daughter Tia's confidence increase in the two years since she began attending beauty pageants.
Leanne hopes that the new magazine she is launching in July will encourage more families to get involved in the competitions, giving them the same benefits she has seen in her own children.
A mother from Lincoln, whose two children are regulars at beauty pageants, is starting what is believed to be the country's first magazine dedicated to the events. Leanne Woodall plans to publish Sparkle Girlz in July, aimed at contestants of all ages.
Leanne's 10 year old daughter is already a regular at the events and now her two year old daughter has also started taking part in the competitions. She hopes the magazine will change critics' negative views of the events which she says are becoming more and more popular among children.