14-yr-old Priscilla is shopped around to potential husbands on My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
          

My Big Fat America Gypsy Wedding Priscilla pink dress

Romanichal Gypsy women grow up fast, with the ideal ages for marriage being between 14 and 16 years old. In the second episode of TLC’s new reality series My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding we meet Priscilla, a 14-year-old Romanichal Gypsy girl from Douglasville, Georgia, whose dad Pat Baby is planning an extravagant Halloween party in hopes of finding her a husband.

The most important part of the elaborate bash is, of course, what Priscilla is going to wear. With money being no object, Pat Baby enlists the help of dress maker to the Gypsy stars, Sondra Celli, who tries to assess exactly what Priscilla wants in a telephone conversation:

Sondra: What kind of design do you want on your dress?

Priscilla: It’s Queen of Hearts actually, with a lot of pink, and a lot of hearts. I want it super full in the back, and I want it short in the front so you can see my legs – I want sexy but beautiful.

Yeah, I want a lot of Swarovski Crystals. I mean, I love Swarovski Crystals. I want to be, like, a human lightbulb. I want to light up the whole room.

I’m going to have the ball gown, and then I’m going to have more of a dance/sexy outfit. The ball gown is light pink, and then the dance outfit’s going to be a hot pink, and it’s going to be full of crystals too.

Sondra: They will go nuts. If you want them to go crazy, that’s what we’re going to do.

Priscilla: I don’t want to make them crazy, I want to blind them.

Priscilla and her dad fly to Boston just ten days later to see the two outfits, and I think Pat Baby (who has more than one instance during the episode in which he comes across as, ummm, extremely metrosexual) describes it best when he earnestly declares, “It makes me wish I was a cross dresser.”

Priscilla's Quenn of Hearts Halloween dress from My Big Fat America Gypsy Wedding

The blingy pinkfest dress features 56 yards of ruffles and thousands and thousands of crystals. Pop and daughter took the dress out for a spin on the streets of Boston and the scene was more reminiscent of Priscilla Queen of the Desert than Alice in Wonderland! (Which was exactly what they wanted!)

The “dance/sexy outfit” included a bedazzled pair of tiny hot pants with hearts on both cheeks and a top with crystal encrusted tassels and matching crystal hearts on her boobs.

Priscilla's dance outfit from My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding

“Now the dance outfit she has to change into, it’s a little more risque,” Pat Baby says, “but it’s tasteful. It’s highly tasteful.”

The real belle of the Gypsy fashion ball, however, was Priscilla’s pair of high-heeled knee-high boots that featured roughly 43,000 crystals and took close to 40 hours of labor to make. The boots featured a pink inner lining and cutouts near the calves in the shape of hearts. The effect when the boots are placed in the spotlight makes both disco balls and Dorothy’s ruby red slippers seem dull and mundane by comparison!

Priscilla's Swarovski Crystal boots from My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding

When the party finally arrived, Priscilla lived up to all the hype. In addition to her over-the-top attire, she had matching make-up that would make Phaedra Parks jealous, with lots of dark colors and lines of crystals under her eyes. She explained earlier in the episode why Gypsies put so much emphasis on their eyes by revealing, “The eyes are the nipples of the face.”

Priscilla's eye crystals from My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding

Later on during the party, Priscilla seemed to find her Prince Charming (and potential near-future husband) with a handsome Gyspy fellow named Jimmy Smith, who stares deeply into Priscilla’s face nipples while they dance together as King and Queen of the party!

Priscilla and Jimmy from episode 2 of My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding

I won’t reveal whether or not Priscilla’s fairy tale has a happy ending or not – you’ll have to tune in to find out!

My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding episode 2 titled “14 And Looking For Mr Right” airs next Sunday, May 6 at 10/9c on TLC.

All photos: TLC

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    • Moi

      I missed this show, because I thought it was on Fridays like the other one.

      I have known some American gypsies, and they usually make their living by scamming people. Did the show by chance address where this family got their money?

      • Kaleb

        you dont know what the f**k ur talking about, i am a romny and we make and honest living, we do amazing work, and we have faithful people that always hire us, the whole dam town always hires us, so before u run ur mouth about us scamming people get ur facts straight were not all the same,

        • Tricia :

          lol @ this

    • K

      Its so sad that these girls only think they’re worth something if someone wants to marry them. They’re kids and are put under so much pressure to be married!! Alot of these girls will become victims of domestic violence but because divorce is so frowned upon in the gypsy community they’ll never escape it. Their lives consist of having kids, looking after their husband and cleaning. What kind of life is that for anyone, especially a teenager!

      • BBQUEEN

        I think since her grandparents divorced and remarried- they will be ok with letting her do the same one day.

    • tab

      this show makes me so sad.
      they parade their daughters around, allow them to dress like sl**s, and marry them off as teenagers. :(

      • Pinky

        O so dressing the kids the same way and worse in Toddlers and Tiaras isnt the exact same thing???

        • latina

          The best answer than I have seen!!!!!

        • Tricia :

          It is. What’s your point? It wasn’t a comparison. The Rumneys on this show aren’t alone in their tackiness. But Lord if they aren’t winning the contest.

    • http://whatuhwhy.tumblr.com MrRiggs

      F**k this world!

    • coco

      I don’t get how the gypsies can say they are so “religious” or high on morals when the girls parade around like s**ts. The way they dress and dance is horrible.

      • latina

        Ignorant people do not understand this program, only they see the dresses but they do not see the part of the culture where the gypsys are beautiful women who are prepared to marry and to take care of their husbands and the men to take care of the women, the woman who comments bad of this people is because they are jealous that the gypsys are beautiful and sexy and they seem like movie stars.
        “Excuse my English is not good”

        • Tricia :

          Then why write?

    • Diana

      I love those boots.

      But I’m 28, not 14. Completely inappropriate for someone her age. Especially the outfits. This amounts to child pornography in my opinion. I just can’t fathom what goes through a parents mind when they decide something like this is okay.

      Good grief.

      • GypsyWatcher

        You might have a point about how revealing they dress, Diana, but to be brutally honest what she’s wearing is more appropriate for a teenage girl than a 28yo woman, lol.

    • babylace02

      I am an American Gypsy, I do not live most of the traditional lifestyle but everyone needs to realize that this show is just that, a reality tv show where they exaggerate everything and don’t tell the whole story. Don’t base your opinions on us on the little you see in a reality tv show.

      • Real American gypsy

        This show is discriminating twords American gypsies. It shows only the bad ones who aggreed to do the show for extra money and free dresses. Before the show I’ve never heard of this woman sondra celli. No gypsy I know has ever worn any outfits or wedding dresses from this designer. Also it is rediculous to say that the girls are not even allowed to talk to boys or to kiss before marriage. Another exxacgerated lie for ratings. This post is very inaccurate if you look at priscilla kellys facebook page she even says it herself in regards to this post “Priscilla Kelly yeah.. i wasnt looking for a husband though lol i dont know why they said that.. i guess to make it interesting lol daww” Yes some get married young but there are plenty of gypsies that live normal lives and have resided in towns for years with plenty of non gypsy friends. The culture is not much different from non gypsies, we are just very close to our families and extended families and try to live life to the fullest.
        it makes me sick what this show has done. I have not seen one positive thing about American gypsies, it purely making fun. It is just like saying every Italian is what they portray on jersey shore. Or every African American is a criminal. Any other race getting discriminated against you would be sued, and I hope tlc gets what they deserve.

      • Gypsyandproudofit

        Amen !! People dont understand! Its just TV!

    • Kaleb

      im a gypsy, and this show is a bunch of bullsh!t, we dont buy all these extravagant dresses and have these massive parties, we work everyday, pay our bills…drive nice vehicles. we dont pull the sh!t they do on this f**king fake ass tv show. were deeper than this. were all about family, marriage, kids, work and sticking together. any regular rumni would know what im sayin is true

    • Katy

      All that money and they can’t get her a set of braces?

    • http://tellindatruth michelle

      i think cilla’s out fit’s came out the prettiest not only that she does have the body for it the episode last night was a right down dirty disgrace and not very entertaining to watch i think gypsy waays are F….. up anyway’s and it’s basicly a choice there are a few good gypsies/reffs/travelers… out there but they are far and few between i am proud of what i am but i wish i would have left along time ago almost all of them are hypocrits liars thieves scammers and it makes me sick to think we are raised that is cool well i need not say no more cause the reffs are gonna make sure they embarras everyone one again and again OHH AND AS FAR AS SANDRA CELLI GOES ENGLISH GYPSIEST ARE THE LOWEST IN MY BOOK NONE OF THEM ARE ANY GOOD ONY FEW BUT AT LEAST THEY STILL HAVE MORALS AMERICAN GYPSY GIRLS ARE DISGRACEFUL NOT ONE BUT ALL AND THE MEN ARE EVEN WORSE……………………..

    • Joan

      @Moi, you are correct. Paving scams…I know people who unfortunately had this happen.

      There is also another group who do a lot of shoddy autobody and dent repair.

    • Joan

      That’s how they dress her to attract suitors??

    • Gypsyandproudofit

      I dont know who you think you people are but for one, The girls choose to leave and marry. Another, they on their on free will can leave and get divorced. You people dont know the gypsies. You think that we scam people. Well others do as well. People always think after they find out their a Gypsy that they will scam them for all they got. Well i can say i am one and so is my husband and he has a legitimate job and treats any potential customer and customer with respect. White’s, blacks, Mexicans, they all scam as well so take a look in your own community and you will see. This show is an insult to our community and culture. Just because they dress that way doesnt mean we all do. We all dont marry our kids off. Its TV… what do you expect for people who want to be famous and will do almost anything to get it. Stop and think about it.

      • chrissy

        Good point. People of all races, religions, backgrounds scam people. A girl I know had her grandfather scammed by someone and as far as I know he was not a gypsy. Anyone who wants to make “easy money” will scam someone they see as an easy target. That kind of remark “gypsies are all scammers” is just ignorant.

    • Pat baby fan

      Hey, part baby don’t ford to explain where he gets his money. He pays taxes. He spent over a hundred thousand on this part and you know you just wish you was there. Him and his woman don’t care what you think. Call the irs. Call social services. Part baby ain’t skeered of no laws cause he pays his taxes and gets his permits.

      See?

      http://www.merchantcircle.com/blogs/Pat.Kelly.Paving.Patrick.m.Kelly.pm.kelly.Villa.Rica.GA.678-349-1308/2011/9/MY-BIG-FAT-GYPSY-HOLLOWEEN-PARTY/800704

      • Mkat

        Who exactly is this Part baby you speak of?

    • michelle

      i say jersey shore qypsy shore it’s all a damm disgrace the only rumneys that’s gonna even make it from here on out is ones thats already millionair’s and have stabel buissnesses the rest of the bums will wind up at walmart

    • Rumny proud

      I think the show is a joke i am a. Rumny gypsy and very proud and I got news for u tlc our lives are still a secret none of that garbage you showed was any thing like us I think u better look hard at who u put on that stupid show because I think u got punked every American gypsy I know is laughin their ass off at u remember many have tried for as long as time has been to get inside our world and many has failed and many better than the likes of tlc and as far as sondra celli I thought her stuff was garbage long before the show and I think she is Jellous because she has to work for it u would think she would take some of that money she made off of the people that apparently she hates and talks about like a dog and go get a make over cuz she needs one

    • michelle

      to runey proud i’m as bad as you i think as much money they have payed her she should have never talked her crap but cillas outfits was pretty thats it all the rumneys brag her up i would not down grade myself to order her TRASH AND ALL YOU TRASH OUT THERE ACTING LIKE YOUR BACK WORDS S**TS DISGRACING US DON’T EVEN WEAR MATCHING CLOTHES THIS IS TO YOU TRASHY WITH BLUE SHORTS AND WHITE SHIRT DANCIN ON A TABEL NO ONE WANTS NO PART OF FOKEY LIKE YOU AND AS FAR AS MELLIE GOES SHE DOES AT LEAST HAVE A BODY AND IS SEXY AND CAN FIGHT LOL YOU’S DON’T BELONG ON A SERIES YOU’S DON’T EVEN NO HOW TO PUT ON A DAM SHOW AND SHYANN WE ALL NO DAMM WELL B!TCH YOU BEN KISSED AND IF YOU CLAIM LADIES NO STANLEYS OF ANY KIND THAT I NO ACTS LIKE THAT TAKES TRASH WHOEVER PUTS ANOTHER HUMILATING THING ON TLC I’M GONNA HAVE A REAL GYPSY KNOCK YOU THE F….. OUT OHH AND STAND IN CIRCEL AND YELL GYPSIES ARE YA JOKIN YOU’S ALL GOT IT COMIN

      • Anony Mouse

        Do they not have an app to filter out Tourette’s?

      • Mkat

        Typing in all caps will not distract us from your tenuous grasp of the english language.

    • Sam

      “Stared into her face nipples” HA! XD

    • Jaime

      These people are absolutely disgusting. Total hypocrites with no class and more than likely a bunch of theives, because there is no way that the father made the kind of money it takes to pull off a Halloween party like he did working the job he claimed he did on the show. The fat @ss mom talked about the “gorgas” at a party thrown by Priscillas friend dressing like whores and acting inappropriately, but they were dressed with more clothing than her daughter! And later during the Halloween party we see her daughter dancing with the gypsy boys at the party the same way the normal college girls did at the party earlier in the show.

      I honestly cannot say anything bad about the daughter, because I feel SO sorry for her. Trash breeds trash. She will end up just like her mom, married to an alcoholic redneck life her father. She had no hope because of her sad upbringing…

      • GypsyWatcher

        Yeah, I’ve been watching this show, but it’s disappointing at how casually most of the Gypsies offer a nasty, dehumanizing, sex-object viewpoint of non-Gypsy females. But then they do the same thing to their “own” women, just to a lesser degree. It’s those aspects of their culture that I’d be just fine with seeing disappear as time goes by, along with the idea of swindling for a living (which the show doesn’t focus on) that many engage in and celebrate.

        Now the good points. I find the coming-of-age parties, over the top weddings, wild outfits, and the quasi-belly dancing charming. I also think the sense of family closeness is a good one, and something that all of us used to have during our grandparents generation but which is unfortunately whithering. I know some won’t agree with this, but I also see getting married and starting a family a little on the young as healthier than doing so when we are sliding towards middle age. There just more vitality of life when a family is young.

        • Vanesa Guzman

          We’ll said

      • MJ

        Agreed!!

    • Timmy

      her eyes are so beutiful!

    • latina

      The gypsys are workers as much as the Mexicans, why do not speak of the 15 years (quinceanera) of the Mexicans that spend much money in the celebrations and the dresses? Why do not speak to the other cultures of other countries that already have sex on 13 years old girls since they are in the middle school.. Leave this people peacefully, finally somebody making a good program!!!!

    • Michelle

      Does anyone else find Sondra Celli to be someone racist and off base?

    • Michelle

      *somewhat

    • Gypsy real

      If u are a true gypsy you wouldn’t of been on this show I have news for everyone this is all put on . There not a Romany that I know that acts like that if they do there not a true romany Tlc take this show off it’s a disgrace and not real .

 

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