The Cultural and Social Relevance of GRF Beauty Pageant.

The Cultural and Social Relevance of GRF Beauty Pageant.

When people think of beauty pageants, the first thing that comes to mind is girls up on stage, decked out in their best attire with their makeup and hair expertly styled.

On the other hand, some people take notice of the hard work, dedication, and preparation that goes into these events.

The talk about pageants is so intriguing due to the multiple views associated with them.

Do they objectify women and showcase them as just pretty objects? Or, do they provide women a platform for empowerment?

Unfortunately, the primary emphasis of a beauty pageant is physical beauty, So young women who might otherwise spend time excelling in educative skills, learning about their Languages, Cultural
norms and values, or developing their talents through other ways.

Instead spend the majority of their spare time and energy on their outward appearance because Beauty pageants have been shown to lower young women’s self-esteem, which can lead to plastic surgery and eating disorders.

A big issue in our society is the notion of physical appearance, especially that of women and their femininity.

Women and young girls care more about their looks, how skinny and fit they are, and what their hair and makeup look like.

Pressure to look like the girls on stage when you’re watching Miss America on TV can affect a lot of girls negatively.

However, there are positive aspects to
these pageants that viewers might not realize.


The preparation and determination that goes into pageantry are aspects many people probably aren’t aware of.

Gaav Reunion Festival (GRF) Beauty Pageants are for empowering the Girl-Child who have a vision of making themselves stronger and better, and
empower other girls to do the same, and come together as one.

The focus on empowerment is something we could focus on more than just the physical beauty of the young women who compete.

GRF is here to say that, Pageants are not about changing yourself, they are about showcasing yourself, it is best to love yourself first, and not feel like you owe anyone anything and have to look a certain way.


Everyone is beautiful and unique.

GRF Pageants will provide a platform for these girls to express themselves and their views on, and to look their best while doing it.

GRF Beauty Pageant- “Wan Gaav” Will focus more on the local girls who are residents in the villages, from 20-25years. Let’s recognize and appreciate
their beauty.

Let’s Set the standards for Tiv Beauty 28th-30th
December 2020.





Mkohol Aondona Kenneth is a political science student of Benue State University Makurdi. He is from Konshisha LGA of Benue State,

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