Child beauty pageant debate

Today we're discussing the subject of child beauty pageants. It's after a mother from Lincoln whose 10-year-old daughter regularly competes has launched the country's first beauty pageant magazine.

Mum says beauty pageants give children confidence

A bright outfit with feathers for Tia Woodall Credit: Leanne Woodall

Leanne Woodall says she has noticed her daughter Tia's confidence increase in the two years since she began attending beauty pageants.

Tia Woodall strikes a pose at a beauty pageant Credit: Leanne Woodall

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.

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Lincoln mother launches first UK beauty pageant magazine

A Lincoln mother whose 10-year-old daughter is a regular at child beauty pageants is launching the country's first magazine on the events. Leanne Woodall, 33, plans to publish Sparkle Girlz in July which will be aimed at pageant contestants of all ages.

Tia Woodall strikes a pose at a beauty pageant Credit: Leanne Woodall

Her second daughter, Niyah, 2, has also just started taking part in pageants. She hopes launching the magazine will change critics' negative views of the events which she says are becoming more and more popular among children.

Do you think this is a good idea or would you prefer for your children not to do it? Take a video of yourself on your phone or tablet device telling us what you think and email it to centralnews@itv.com and we may show it on tonight's programme at 6pm.