Posts tagged "toddlers and tiaras"

Homeschooling Tips From “Toddlers & Tiaras”

For what it's worth, the mothers depicted on "Toddlers & Tiaras" are not widely considered the bastions of good parenthood. I've never actually watched the show, but from what I've heard and the clips I've seen, the parents of the pageant girls make a damn good case for exactly how not to raise a child.

By: Rachel Krause / December 7, 2011

Halloween Inspiration Board: MaKenzie From “Toddlers & Tiaras”

"Toddlers & Tiaras" is one of our favorite trainwreck shows to watch and in the last year the TLC kiddle pageant reality show has become rather controversial. Tots dressed as movie hookers! Toddlers getting waxed! Wee ones high on Pixie Sticks! The parenting, it is questionable. The standout "T&T" regular, in our opinion, is little…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 26, 2011

Ashley Tisdale Channels Mackenzie From “Toddlers & Tiaras”

My all-time favorite "Toddlers &  Tiaras" contestant, Mackenzie, is baaack! Ashley Tisdale expertly spoofs an "all grownup" version of the loud-mouthed, ni-ni sucking, Tasmanian devil in this Funny or Die parody. Leah Remini lends her funny as Mackenzie's enabling mother. Why didn't I think of this first? My flipper's off to you, Ashley.

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 29, 2011

“Toddlers & Tiaras” Presents The World’s Tiniest Working Girl

The mothers on "Toddlers & Tiaras" are notorious for making questionable judgment calls when it comes to their children. Bare midriffs, heavy makeup, risque dance moves, spray tans, Red Bull. and flippers all can be considered "too mature" for kids. Wendy Dickey is the latest pageant mom with her head on the guillotine for dressing…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 8, 2011

Evening Quickies: Four-Year-Old Girl Channels Dolly Parton On “Toddlers & Tiaras”

What is there to say, really, about a four-year-old girl wearing a padded bra and butt pads while she channels Dolly Parton on "Toddlers & Tiaras"? Her mother wore the same costume as a kid when she competed in pageants and obviously that's why she thinks sexualizing her four-year-old is A-OK. Excuse me while I…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 1, 2011

Eden Wood, Age 6, Retires From Pageant Circuit

Most of us were busy solidifying our personalities when we were six, not solidifying our plans for retirement from pageantry. At age six, "Toddlers and Tiaras'" Eden Wood has eclipsed spray tans and flippers. The little diva feels that her 300 wins on the circuit are enough to launch her into superstardom. She's onto to…

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 15, 2011

Black People Like To Tan Too!

How narrow-minded of Jezebel to question why a black pageant contestant would need a spray tan! Sure, Victoria's mother on "Toddlers & Tiaras" is feeding into the overly-primped beauty ideal that is plaguing child beauty pageants, but to assume that she was overdoing the pageant preparation because she was tanning her already brown child i…

By: Annika Harris / August 17, 2009

Sure, Baby Beauty Pageants Are Lame, But Are They Child Abuse?

Former beauty pageant star Brooke Breedwell (um, yes, that's her real name) has spoken out about her pageant past. You may recognize her from this disturbing documentary, "Painted Babies." Today, she doesn't look back on her participation fondly. Now a sophomore in college, Breedwell claims that her mother not only pushed her too hard, the…

By: Erin Flaherty / August 13, 2009

Remote Control: What You Should Watch The Week Of July 20th 2009

The good ol' electronic hearth is serving up a hefty portion of girl-tastic shows this week. Tonight, after "The Bachelorette," of course, check out "Dating in the Dark." We also have high hopes for ABC's new teen music sitcom “Ruby & The Rockits,” which looks like it owes more than a little to "Hannah Montana."…

By: Justine Fields / July 20, 2009

Outlaw Barbie Coming Soon

Barbie just can't seem to get a break, despite celebrating her 50th birthday this month. A West Virginia lawmaker, Democrat Jeff Eldridge, has proposed the Ban Barbie Bill because he believes dolls like this place too much importance on physical beauty, and not enough on intellectual and emotional development. "I just hate the image that…

By: Annika Harris / March 6, 2009
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