I know this is usually Awkward & Awesome Thursday but this week I just have one giant Awkward for y'all. I mean, this one is so chock full of Awkward you don't need anything else. And, in a strange, strange way, it's kinda Awesome, too. You ready for it? Here goes. Toddlers & Tiaras. Yup. You heard right. Toddlers & Tiaras. *Awwwwwwkwaaaaaard* Does anyone else watch this show?? Am I the only one to have discovered this lovely little gem? Please say it isn't so. Please tell me you watch it, too. Because I'm fascinated. I feel like I'm getting a weird Twilight Zone-style education in all things pageantry. Sparkle baby. Go glitz or go home!
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How do you guys feel about children's beauty pageants? I remember thinking it was weird, even when I was young. When I was in 6th grade, I knew a girl who competed in kids' beauty pageants. I remember thinking, "Why? I don't get it?" I still feel that way. Modeling I understand. Dance shows I understand. Community theatre for kids I understand. But beauty pageants? Where the girls try to look like living dolls/middle-aged women doing Glamor Shots in the early 90's? That I don't understand.
The most fascinating part of this show is, by far, the moms. Pageant moms are like stage moms on steroids. And they run the full gamut - from ex-pageant queens with bleached hair and spray tans to Quakers. Yes, Quakers. They'll be on next week's episode in case you're curious.
And if, by chance, you haven't seen this show yet, let me introduce you to Makenzie: