Toddlers & Tiaras (Wed., 10PM ET on TLC) is an American reality series that debuted on TLC in 2009. The show follows the controversial world of child beauty pageants, looking closely at the pageant contestants and their families as the children prepare for their pageant shows. The show airs without any narration to avoid “passing judgment.”
Catherine Lawson reports for AOL TV, September 1, 2011, that “The mothers and managers on ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ often make what seem to us to be questionable choices, and this week was no exception.”
The mother of a contestant named Maddy dressed up her four-year-old daughter as Dolly Parton, complete with wig, rhinestones, and adult “enhancements” of fake boobs and butt.
Even Maddy’s stylist Michael confesses that he’s not a fan of “the boobies.” But Maddy thinks she looks cute in her outfit. When Michael asks if she thinks she’d be just as cute without the fake boobs he gets an emphatic “No!”
The pageant’s judges also think that Maddy looked cute. The 4-year-old Dolly Parton won a whole slew of awards: ‘Best Fashion’, ‘Best Hair’, ‘Photogenic’ and ‘Sweetest Face’.