I have to admit the sad truth. I am a pageant Mom. I am proud that my daughter was Junior Miss Tennessee of Baton Twirling a couple of years ago. Thankfully, the sponsors of that competition limited the crazy of pageants – we were not allowed sequins and glitter on dresses (so all kids could afford them) – but the intensity of competition was definitely there.
But nowhere near the level where a Mom would give her eight-year-old daughter botox to better compete. From The Sun (which may or may not be a bastion of non-celebrity news and facts),
Once every three months, Britney climbs on a beautician’s table and watches as mum Kerry prepares needles of Botox and fillers to be injected into her face. Beautician Kerry, 34, from Birmingham, buys the substances online and injects them into her daughter’s forehead, lips and around her eyes.
The beauty-pageant obsessed single mum also takes her to have her body waxed, in a bizarre bid to stop her growing hair when she eventually hits puberty.
Whoa. My daughter Erin (who will be 16 then) plans to compete in our own local beauty pageant, but we will not have any botox treatments or waxing done prior to. I might think about a spray-tan for her, but even that is unlikely.