Teenage girl prepares for marriage at just 14 on latest episode of My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
21:49 GMT, 4 May 2012
Gypsy communities across America who appear on TLC's show My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding continue to shock the 'gorgas' – that is, anyone who is an outsider.
So news of 14-year-old Priscilla's imminent arranged marriage will be sure to raise a few eyebrows among fans of the TV show, especially considering that in her home state of Georgia, the legal age for marriage is 16.
Regardless of this fact, Priscilla's proud parents, Louann and Pat Baby, have big plans for their daughter who has been raised the traditional gypsy way.
Queen of the night: 14-year-old Priscilla is the next bride-to-be on popular reality show My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Priscilla, a slender brunette with big almond eyes laden heavily in day-glow eyeshadow, lives in a trailer with her family in Douglasville, Georgia where she spends her teenaged days cleaning.
This is the job of a romanichal gypsy woman, explains her mother in a teaser clip from the shows previewed on MSNBC.com.
'I believe in a gypsy culture, gypsy beliefs, that the women stay home,' says the 33 mother of Priscilla and Miles. 'They clean, they take care of the husband. That is our job, and that's the way I raised Priscilla to be.'
Though it may sound like a unappealing lifestyle choice for most American teenagers, Priscilla insists that she is happiest playing this role and receiving her education at home.
Pure-hearted: Priscilla's father throws a big Halloween party, inviting all the suitable gypsy boys, to which she wears her special Queen of Hearts dress before changing into her dancing outfit (left)
'Most 14-year-old gorga girls are in school. I'm here cleaning, and that's the way I like it to be,' she says in an under-energized voice. 'We think of this as fun.
'And if I don't clean, I kinda feel like, empty, like I haven't really done much. You know, I've just been lazy or something.'
It may be hard to imagine how much time one person can spend cleaning the inside of a camper van but the family are the owners of hoards of figurines that all need polishing and there are plenty of other things to keep her busy.
The search for her future husband has already begun with Priscilla's father keen to find the best man for his little princess.
To help the process along, Pat hosts a blowout Halloween party to which he invites all the eligible young gypsy bachelors.
While Priscilla and Louann prepare her outfit covered in sparkles and bright pink hearts, her competitive friends gear up to try and outshine her with their extravagant costumes.
The politics of being a young gypsy wife-to-be however don't bother Priscilla, however.
As she says herself: 'This is my gypsy home. I love my gypsy home.
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding airs Sunday, May 6 at 10 p.m. on TLC