'Facial beauty is the most important thing in life': Eight-year-old pageant queen's shocking opinion in latest Toddlers & Tiaras
21:16 GMT, 25 April 2012
An eight-year-old child featured on Toddlers & Tiaras
has been shown telling the camera she believes it is vital for youngsters to have beautiful faces.
In a teaser clip from tonight's episode of the TLC reality series, a little girl named Daisey Mae from Camden, Indiana, is shown telling the camera that children are at a disadvantage in life if they do not have an attractive face.
She is also seen saying: 'If you think your kid is ugly or
something, you might not want to do pageants because you're not going to win or
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Beliefs: Daisey Mae, an eight-year-old Toddlers & Tiaras star, has said she believes facial beauty is the most important thing in life during a teaser clip for tonight's episode
Amanda, the youngster's mother, is shown prepping her daughter
for her performance in a Wild Wild West pageant which will be featured on the
Like all pageant contestants, Daisey Mae is given an extreme amount of hair and make-up in order to compete. She looks like an entirely different child when the camera shows her in her home before she had begun getting ready for the competition.
The mother is shown telling the camera: 'I think the most
stressful part of the day is beauty.'
Of course, when a child enters a beauty pageant, their physical
attractiveness is judged during just one part of the overall competition.
Different: The child, pictured above in her home rather than in the hair and make-up chair, looks virtually unrecognisable outside pageant surroundings. Various trophies feature in the background
The young girl delivers her thoughts with such surprising conviction
that it is unclear whether or not the comment was fed to her by a parent, which is quite often the case with the children featured on the TV series.
In stark contrast, and in an unusual move by the show's producers, another child shown on tonight's episode appears to have no interest in beauty whatsoever.
Bridgett, a five-year-old from Elkville,
Illinois, tells the cameras she hope to become an exterminator when she grows up.
Opposite: Five-year-old Bridgett (pictured), on the other hand, has said she wants to be an exterminator when she grows up. She likes to kill insects such as bees as well as grasshoppers
She says: 'I like to kill worms. I like to kill grasshoppers. I like to kill bees.'
Amanda, her mother, does not approve.
She says: 'I just hope she chooses to be a doctor and save lives instead of being an exterminator where she takes lives.'
Again, her mother's comments are rather uncharacteristic of a typical pageant mother.
Toddlers & Tiaras airs on TLC tonight at 10pm EST.