Hey guys, weird topic here! Note this is not meaning to be a brag or sound however...
Just been thinking about this subject in the day and age of the internet model obsession.p
So, my 14 m/o daughter is killing in the cute department. Like no joke, people follow her around every where we go already (which I find disturbing and scary) and I've even been asked if we would let her be a baby model (damn kid is already more photogenic than me on my best day and a ham). Her da is of russian heritage and she takes after him so much, so she looks like a doll. So here's the thing...
I'm not sure if I should go ahead and let her become involved in all of that (modeling, pageant s, ect). As a baby I was in baby paegents, my mom and sister modeled, and I was a total tomboy/nerd but ended up becoming a ptofessional athlete so they prettied me up and I did promo work and was under a spotlight. Now I am far from beautiful myself, I was in good shape but thats all i had going for me and the pressure to look a certain way ate me alive (i am now again a sweats and mens tees kinda lady) I have friends who are unspeakably gorgeous though. My concern is I've seen how they were treated. The good and bad. How fake everyone was, the pressure they were under, how people tried to tear them down over looks, and well honestly how some only knew how to rely on their looks and skate by. Plus it made them a target.
I would love for her to have the advantage of being extra attractive in life and know how to use her looks but don't want her to be consumed by it and the culture. She already is developing her likes, she loves to ride ponies (naturally lol, ive ridden my entire life) and play with instruments/try to sing and dance. I intend for her to be well rounded but the beauty stuff scares me. Should I go ahead and let her do those other things too? Let someone teach her? Or should I keep her away from it? Any thoughts on this topic in general would be great!
A kinda feminist 1st time mom