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Magnificence pageants gave Maddy Might confidence, however then an unsightly world revealed itself


Former magnificence pageant competitor Maddy Might was drawn into the pageant scene seven years in the past, when she was 19 and low on self-confidence.

It was “a approach for me to have a voice”, she tells ABC RN’s Earshot.

“Pageantry has allowed me to go from the shy child that may say nothing to a very empowered lady that believes in myself and my mind.”

Might initially discovered competing in magnificence pageants to be an empowering expertise.(Photograph: Nancy Trieu)

And but at the moment the Sydneysider, who has competed in nationwide and worldwide pageants, is severely disillusioned with the trade.

“You might be bought this expertise, this facade, this journey that it is going to be wonderful and it is going to change your life,” Might says.

The hidden aspect

For Might, cracks began to type within the sparkly veneer of pageantry after a number of stunning occasions.

At a 2018 Sydney pageant that she was competing in, touring entrants have been put up on the pageant sponsor’s personal lodging. there have been cameras hidden in rooms with out girls’s consent, she says.

Darwin-based photographer Jed Hansen, who was photographing the occasion and likewise staying on the lodging, discovered the cameras.


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