Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Season 1, Episode 4: The Chitlin' Strut

TLC is airing a new Toddlers and Tiaras episode tomorrow night (Tuesday February 17th) -- a 60-minute feature starting at 10:00pm Eastern titled The Chitlin' Strut:
This pageant in South Carolina may be held in a very small town, but it draws girls from many states who have big dreams of stardom. Last year's winner, Madison, has stiff competition in glitz girl Aubrey, and both have a Mom eyeing the prize.

41 comments:

RaisingTriplets said...

This must be old, because I have seen it before. I remember it from several month ago.

RuthinVA said...

I must lead a very sheltered life. I had no idea these pageants are as popular as they are. I can't imagine traveling all over the country, being holed up in a hotel and spending all this money so my daughter could be little miss so and so. The mothers that try to justify it with you could when a scholarship, don't they understand if they would have saved the pageant money they would have enough money for their child to go to college and would have never had to have their children parade around looking like little child prostitutes.

SuzanneDeAZ said...

wow, some of those girls were young. Do you think the red head girl did not win cause of her weight issues?

SuzanneDeAZ said...

wow, what a contrast to the Duggars who invest their time and money to help the poor. The money these people put in these contests is off the chart. I wonder how these families will be when the economy collaspe and they do not have all this money for pagents.

Maria said...

Blogger SuzanneDeAZ said...

wow, some of those girls were young. Do you think the red head girl did not win cause of her weight issues?

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I would think her weight did contribute somewhat. And she didn't look very comfortable on the stage (to me, anyway).

What bothers me on this show is hearing the moms say "we'll do fine tomorrow" or "we did great up there" when it is actually the child doing the work. But this proves to me that the parents are doing it because THEY want to do it, so they somehow convince their daughters that yes, they really want to enter pageants. Most of the girls are not that pretty. They are plain and just look pretty when their hair is teased to unbelievable heights and they have a ton of makeup on their face. Their is nothing special about any of them, in my opinion.

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doodlecake81 said...

the redhead girl didn't win because she needs a coach, she is bigger, and the other girls are just better. who do you think did the best out of the three girls?

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Sherp said...

I didn't like the sexual innuendo the kids, including the toddlers, were ingaging in with their "walks" and "dancing." I thought this beauty pageant thing was fairly harmless until the last show. I think the pageant folk should stop that stuff and the makeup, etc.

NJ Mom said...

The minute my 14 year old soon realized what it was that I was watching the first thing out of his mouth was, "THAT IS SO WRONG".

I think the mothers should turn all THAT attention onto their OWN appearance.

craftycorner said...

Sorry, but size matters, and size matters a whole lot in the pageant world. If a child is overweight, even slightly, that is points against her. The pageant world is a brutal world for a small girl's body image or self worth. With few exceptions, these children are being taught they are pieces of meat.

NJ Mom said...

These beauty pageants claim to instill confidence, poise and to "open doors" for the young girls who participate.

First of all the only ones who might get anything out of it are the ones whose parent(s) have the money.

Smart, talented and beautiful little girls who are poor or lack sufficient money are left out in the cold.

Its really only for those who can afford it. PERIOD. They might as well admit that no matter how beautiful, poised or talented your little girl is FORGET IT IF YOU ARE POOR !!!

It has NOTHING to do with self worth, a child's beauty or talent. Why else are the children made to parade wearing makeup, hairdo's and clothing that is not even close to age appropriate??!

I have NO RESPECT for these SPECTACLES and the only way I would believe it would do any good is if the following were true:

- Age appropriate hairdo's and clothing (no dying the hair, no hairspray, no extensions, etc...)
- The child's REAL natural beauty not being covered up with tons of makeup.
- How much or how fancy the clothing is should be irrelevant. It should only matter that the clothing is neat and clean. NOT how sparkly, poufy, glitzy, etc...
- Talent
- Poise and confidence on the stage

I just watched a show that broke my heart becuase the one little girl that entered came from very poor, hard working parents whose mother not only worked 2 jobs but could only afford clothing from Good Will for the little girl and this mother would sit up after working her 2 jobs to do the best she could with what she had to make outfits for her little girl. This little girl was truly beautiful and hands down should have won this pageant instead of the other little girl who wasn't even nearly as beautiful but whose mom had more than enough disposable income (she paid $400- for a glitzy, sparkley bikini) and was the makeup artist at the pageant who, having worked for years as the makeup artist at the pageants, also had PAGEANT FRIENDS to help out in taking photos, giving lessons, etc.. HOW IS THIS BENEFITTING A CHILD'S WORTH??? IT DOESN"T.

SuzanneDeAZ said...

I agree with the comments that these shows are not for those without means. Some of those girls are rather plain but when all dolled up they do appear to have some beauty. It is nothing but a meat market.

Emma said...

This show is down right stupid but for some reason me and my little girl keep watching it!She knows that she is buetiful even without a hair dresser, make-up artist and so on. Most of these girls are just being told by there mothers that they are not pretty..... how wrong!

ellen smith said...

For some unknown reason I entered my daughter in a pageant when she was 15 months old. I had no clue what I was doing. My daughter had red hair ( but not much of it ), I put 2 little velcro bows in it. Her dress was from JCPenny ($30) and she wore litlle white gloves. Her personality at that age was great, without coaching when I walked with her on stage she was smiling and waving to everyone. Low and behold she won most photogenic, best dressed and the overall title. I was hilarious to see the true pageant moms faces when she won. We never did it again but I proved that fake teeth, fake hair, fake tans and sleazy clothes don't necessarily win

hibidz2002 said...

I was not feeling well the night this episode aired, I did not bother get up to find the remote or change the channel, I am still appalled, this show makes most reality shows seems rather down to earth, I cannot believe that Aubrey Burgess' only goal in life is to be Miss whatever state she said she came from, that is just so sad, not a nurse, or a lawyer, or a dr. or even a mother, but a beauty queen, are these kids really living their dreams or are they forced to live their mother's dreams?????/

jill said...

These little girls are dancing like strippers! This is beyond wrong!

I LOVE watching people on welfare spend thousands on pageants! It warms my heart to see my tax dollars going to a good cause! ;0

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B said...

commenting about a child and their weight, or frankly anything about a child's physical appearance is deplorable! They're children! They didn't choose to be on the show, their parents agreed.

Anonymous said...

I really think it is sick sick sick...these little girls are being paraded around like little whores...I am due to have my second son on May 27th and boy am I glad. I couldnt imagine raising a little girl in todays society...where child pornography on the internet is illegal yet we are sitting down in our own living rooms each week with our husbands, and sons and daughters watching it on our televisions...come on people lets get a life...I've only seen bits and pieces of the show and that was more than I actually cared to see...I'll be damned if I end up having a girl one day if I would ever parade her around like some little hoochie...people say the Duggars are backwards and need to get a clue...I'd rather raise my children like they do than like these parents are doing...god bless those little girls hopefully one day they will be aloud to be just that...little girls

abster said...

Children are beautiful inside as well as outside. A contest, run by adults, to win a trophy so ntheir feelings of self-worth are validated (the parents, not the kids)makes me sick. I had a son who was so adorable the whole time he gre up he could have been a child model. Did I pursue that avenue= no= he didn't need the validation....these pagents are for the parents, who are we kidding here? Ex beauty queens and wanna-be's like Patricia Ramsey.

Zionna said...

Its really ridiculous that weight really matters in pageants that are for little girls miss america and miss teen america are different i could understand that but not a pageant for little girls. suppose their was a heavy set girl who loved pageants and always dreamed to win one.

Zionna said...

Its really ridiculous that weight really matters in pageants that are for little girls miss america and miss teen america are different i could understand that but not a pageant for little girls. suppose their was a heavy set girl who loved pageants and always dreamed to win one.

Anonymous said...

I believe the mothers are living vicariously through their daughters -being who they always wanted to be through their child...ever also notice that almost all of these moms are very very overweight.....

Anonymous said...

what a bunch of weird, white trash, overweight, unfulfilled sick f*cks these parents are.

NORTH CAROLINA MOM said...

I think everyone needs to get it together....Some moms do this for other reasons not even mentioned...I myself almost died after my little girl was born....Suffering from heart conditions...I thought this would be a good thing to do with my daughter...Something we could do together.....I don't think some of you people realize the damage that you cause to people by voicing your opinion...Sometimes things are better left unsaid....My daughter and I have a blast at these pageants....We dress up....she models....she wins some she loses some...So What....and
the fact about the hair and makeup...
If you as a person care about yourself....You fix yourself up on occasions...Weddings....Church, Etc. So should little girls...or big girls...
and ALL LITTLE GIRLS even ourself when we were little...Loved to play with moms lipstick...or loved to play with her high heel shoes...
As long as the child is happy and enjoys this...why not.....
Some of the moms MAY INFACT...get carried away...but let them make that decision....they are not telling you what to do with your life....
People should be able to do what they want with their child...it is none of your business....So what if they were flippers......
hair pieces.....
make up....

as long as it makes them happy...
cause you and I both know...we
never know how long we have on this
Earth...and if I...or some of them
can look back and show pictures of good times with their kids...
Isn't that what life is all about...

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Julianna said...

I have nothing against underage beauty pageants, except that it tends to limit the child into believing that only their physical features matter in this world. I mean, for all we know, this aubrey girl, could have the brains to develop some significant thing, like a cure for cancer for example. but she won't pursue it. Instead, she will just feel content on developing her physical features.I just hope that beyond these beauty pageants, the parents are responsible enough to develop their child fully, both physically and mentally, so that they could develop their full potential rather than just be content on beng a "physically endowed beauty queen"

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Anonymous said...

i think that aubrey burgess is the orettiest and luckiest girl alive and she gets everything she wants but she is not spoiled and her life is perfect

Anonymous said...

i think that aubrey rules

Anonymous said...

Aubrey is so beautiful!!