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.

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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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