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Are beauty pageants on the radar of today's young women? Tiara discovers that they certainly are in Asian communities in Canada, and particularly in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. Tiara explores the connection between the desires of young women from the Chinese, Filipino and South Asian communities for validation of their appearance in the midst of popular media's narrow representation of beauty. As the film examines the role these pageants play within the Asian Canadian communities, a former contestant raises concerns. A discussion guide is included for use in high school and post-secondary discussion.



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