Many young girls got their start in showbiz as pageant girls on Toddlers and Tiaras.
Remember the young, pretty girls from Toddlers & Tiaras who inspired confusing feelings about pageantry in us? Covered in everything pink, sparkly and frilly, these girls were controversial for dressing inappropriately and provocatively.
The reality show ran for seven seasons, and we got to see the girls and their parents work hard and make expensive investments to win various children's pageants. Here is a look at how the girls are doing now.
Alana Thompson, best known as Honey Boo Boo is arguably the biggest star to emerge from the T&T franchise. She even had her own TLC show Called Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which ran for four seasons from 2011 to 2014.
The Go Go Juice-loving is now 12-year-old and is very supportive of her mother's return to showbiz since her dramatic weight loss. She is now on the We TV show From Not to Hot, which showcases of Mama June's journey through fat freezing to skin removal to achieve the body she desires.
This sassy pageant girl was barely a toddler when she was on the show, and while that stirred up some drama among the mother of other young girls, no one could deny the fact that Tootie was born to become a beauty queen.
Since the show, she has continued to follow this passion, even becoming Miss Teen Mississippi in 2017. The 19-year-old is currently a cheerleader at Belhaven University.
This Louisiana girl was a favorite among the judges back in the day. She was even titled the Supreme Queen at the age of four.
After her appearance on Toddlers and Tiaras between 2010 and 2013, she has been living a relatively secluded life, away from the limelight. She is not even visible on social media.
Eden Wood is one of the most popular contestants to come out the show. She has even gone on to represent and defend children's pageant on shows such as Nightline, The View, Good Morning America, and The Talk.
There were talks about Eden getting herself a reality show on Logo. Eden, who is still in showbiz, is described as "an honor student, making straight A's, a cheerleader, studying dance and guitar, playing drums in the marching band." She is currently booked to walk in New York Fashion Week for February 2018!
Ava is one of the girls that the competition aspect of pageantry really got to. She even had one of the biggest meltdowns of the show, after she won the title of Grand Supreme, instead of the one she wanted – Ultra Grand Supreme.
She, however, seems to have grown up to become a well-adjusted millennial, with a YouTube channel and very active social media accounts. She even vlogs a lot and shares her shopping haul with her fans.
Kayla Hatton, who is among the spunkiest of all Toddlers and Tiaras kids, got her start in pageantry when she was just 15-months-old.
The flexible young girl is now a cheerleader at her school.
A principal cast member of the reality show between 2009 and 2011, Taralyn was nicknamed the "perfect, redheaded princess" on the show. Having always loved pageants, she made her reality TV debut with Little Miss Perfect.
She continues to pursue a spot in the limelight. Her official Facebook page describes the 12-year-old as "a pageant pro" who enjoys "modeling, acting, singing, dancing and playing the piano, guitar and drums."
Paisley Scott is one of the most controversial stars of the already notorious Toddlers and Tiaras. Pictured in the video above, is one of her most infamous looks - complete with fitted, skin-baring white blouse, a tight blue mini-skirt and thigh-high black boots - which imitated one of Julia Robert's looks from the film Pretty Woman. Following this, a debate ensued in the nation, "When are we going to stop sexualizing our children?"
Now, however, she has a reputation as a young actress, and has an impressive resume, having worked on FOX's Red Band Society and horror flicks such as Exeter and Beacon point.
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