After hours of being primped and preened and with faces done up with cakes of foundation, eyes lined with dark kohl and pouty lips with bright lipstick, the contestants of child beauty pageants walk the ramp looking like mini versions of glamorous models. In a country increasingly enamored with beauty and image consciousness, beauty pageants have been on a steady rise, and lately, it seems even children haven’t been spared. The displays of prepubescent glamour have become a global phenomenon.