Originally Posted by TheHayleyDoll
Judged on our looks by who? Boys?
Oh no, I'm taking specifically in the realm of competition: In tournaments, we get judged on our looks: we need to look clean, polished, and professional. Make-up is considered part of that. It has to do with first impressions; we get ranked 1-6 (1 being the best), so we need to do every little thing we can control to make sure we get the best ranking possible. Of course it mostly comes down to performance, but if you and a fellow competitor give equally well done performances and one of you looks slovenly, then the one who looks more polished will receive the higher rank. Do I like it? No. Is it part of the way things work? Unfortunately, yes. I mean, we literally get judged on how well we present ourselves. We absolutely need to look nice if we want to win rounds.