Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Original One-Hour Special: An Inside Look

This is an article that was written on September 2008 regarding the airing of the original one-hour special Toddlers and Tiaras that spawned the new series:

Lexi Teaff, 5, of Cisco, struts her stuff to Christmas tunes, a beatific smile never leaving her cherubic face as light streaming into the Starlite Dance Studio in Merkel highlights her spun-gold hair.

Dark-haired Karlee Hunt, 8, of Merkel, dances next to her, flashing a practiced grin with more than a hint of a dancer's grace.

The two girls are fast friends and on occasion travel together with mothers Jennifer Hunt and Jaime Teaff to beauty pageants for young girls, mostly in Texas. The pair, and their parents, are to be featured in a TLC documentary, "Toddlers & Tiaras," on Sunday.

Click here to read the full article.


Vicki said...

I have not watched any of the
"Toddlers and Tiras". Just
started reading some of the links
here. Karlee just spray tans
because she is too young to use
the tanning bed. What does that
mean? Perhaps she shouldn't be
tanning at all. My gosh, what is
wrong with those parents?

I do not see a thread on how we
can help. Mods?

doodlecake81 said...

they should just use the body god gave them not spray tan them and get them all these fake things to put on there body.

Anonymous said...

They do the spray-tanning because the bright lights on stage will bleach out their fair skin. It's a neccesity in the high-glitz pageants but not the natural ones, as the article states.

Beach Lover said...

Can not even imagine having a little girl of mine strut her stuff like this. I haven't watched the show (I don't think my stomach could handle it), but I've seen the commercials. If these are beauty contests, why aren't the children judged on their own natural beauty and not tans in a bottle, fake hair, make-up insuitable for any child, fake teeth (are you kidding me?), etc.?

Talk about setting the women's movement back 100 years. What could this be teaching the little girls that's positive except possibly how not to be nervous in front of an audience and aren't there other ways of teaching that?