Young contestants are so delighted to be chosen that they try to copy their mentors and the celebrity acts that appear.
These previously charming, gifted, but shy girls, who are honoured to be chosen, are then over-made-up, over-coiffeured, and end up sacrificing all their natural appeal to commercialism.
They are made to hide behind masks and often feel driven to adopt potentially damaging diets to appease media comment.
Clarice faced the thrill of the cat-walk to improve her self-worth, but later this exposure, seen by an unexpected eye, put her at some risk and made her shudder.
Today, women are once again viewed as sex-objects on screen and in the very magazines they themselves buy.
Whatever happened to the respect and equality we fought for?