Let's give a big hand of applause to our beautiful contestants!
~ The Pageant Host
(Carly smiles lovingly in her bikini)
Yes. By the end of the day, one of these girls will be crowned, Little Miss Sunshine!
~ The Pageant Host

The Pageant Host is a minor antagonist in the comedy movie Little Miss Sunshine, he is played by Matt Winston.

He is the conductor of the entire Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant and he first comes onstage seemingly in his element and grinning a little too excitedly for being surrounded by a load of young girls dressed in bikinis. The Host announces the event and introduces the girls one by one, and is shown to be rather pervy with all of them because he's standing there smiling and bobbing his head in time to the music when the girls are doing their routines.

True to form, the girls are rather spooked out by the Host's antics, specially as he gets a little too close to some of them when he's singing his routine, and almost all the girls look at each other creeped out by the Host. However, the Pageant Host seems to have attracted one of the girls because the girl (see picture) is the only one not creeped out by the Host's behaviour, in fact she turns round and smiles at him when he is crouching down behind her.

It is like the Host knows he's attracted her because when she is doing her routine she turns round and smiles at him when she is in her bikini and she then turns round and shows her body to everyone and it is like she was doing the routine specially for the Host.

However, many of the other girls are spooked out by the Host's behaviour towards them and Olive, the protagonist of the film, is specially unnerved by how close the Host gets to her. The Host finally crosses the Moral Event Horizon when he gets wide eyed when watching Olive's "provocative" dance which was in reality taught by her grandfather and she meant nothing provocative by it at all, just the Host in his pervy mind thinks she does, and when everyone else is infuriated by Olive's dance and demands her removed, the Host is the only one not infuriated, but when his boss orders Olive removed, he crosses the Horizon by running around after Olive actually trying to grab her and drag her off, which inevitably scares her father, who runs onstage and fights the Host, eventually spraining his wrist and causing him to retreat, humiliated.