Is it reality television or realistic television? This question demands an urgent and necessary answer when “our beauty queens” become the subject matter of such television, especially since the beauty queen no longer represents a fantasy creature, a flawless role model for young women in terms of her behavior, actions, and activities sponsoring the disabled, children, and elderly.
Instead, our beauty queen has become a topic of inspection, at least before she became a beauty queen. Before becoming a queen, she underwent a difficult experience with her fellow candidates. She underwent that experience on air and on live broadcast on a daily basis 24 hours a day. She and 15 contestants showcased their intelligence and education directly on live television. This is what makes it crucial to distinguish between reality television and realistic television.