Why do beauty queens always have long hair?

@jsae29 (1122)
Philippines
August 9, 2011 9:40pm CST
I watched a beauty contest last night and I noticed that all girls have long hair. Is it really a requirement to have long hair in these contests? Is there something wrong with having short hair?
2 responses
• United States
10 Aug 11
Beauty contests are usually about finding the perfect Barbie doll of a person. In most people's eyes, long hair is a sign of beauty. So having long hair would help someone look more like the "perfect" woman to the judges. Although short hair is beautiful too, when it comes to hair and women, most just assume long hair to be the normal beauty standard.
@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
10 Aug 11
Throughout the history of mankind, a woman's beauty and sexuality has been judged by her hair. This is why most religions have made their women cover their hair at least after marriage. The husband would be jealous if another man admired his woman's hair. There has been and still are many killings over such. Look at the islamic peoples; a perfect example.