The International Cinderella Scholarship Program, founded in , has grown into the largest and most prestigious scholarship oriented pageant system of its kind in the world. Parents are sometimes criticized for entering their children in pageants. Some critics of child beauty pageants say the pageants promote children as products used for the benefit of commercial gain. Dreams do come true.
Many pageants offer a "Supreme" title which can include hundreds to thousands of dollars in cash or savings bonds as an added incentive to enter every category. Show the world what your daughter can do! Hein Online. There have even been cases of families going into debt or losing their homes because of overextending family resources to cover the costs that the pageants required.