TLC’s controversial reality series Toddlers and Tiaras seems to make headlines every week thanks to the things the young girls are asked by their mothers (and sometimes fathers) to do and wear while on stage competing in beauty pageants. Numerous talk show hosts and media outlets have tried to make the moms understand why people get so upset when a three-year-old girl dresses as Julia Roberts’ prostitute character from Pretty Woman, almost always to no avail.
On Friday the Silver Fox himself, Anderson Cooper, will try once again – but he’ll be taking a fresh approach. His crew is making over four of the moms in replicas of their daughters’ pageant dresses!
***It should be noted that before watching the clips (or reading this post tbh) you should familiarize yourself with Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and her mama June “The Coupon Queen” Shannon. (They’re the mother/daughter duo in pink)
Here’s a description of the episode from the Anderson show web site:
It’s Anderson‘s Pageant Mom Makeover Experiment! For the first time ever, the moms from the hit TLC show “Toddlers & Tiaras” are getting a pageant-style makeovers…. complete with replica versions of their daughters’ own dresses, makeup, and hair. Find out what they learn when they experience firsthand what their daughters endure every time they compete. Will these mothers feel differently after walking in their daughters’ Mary Janes?
Anderson is joined by veteran pageant girls, as well as the show’s newest addition, viral sensation Alana “Honey Boo Boo Child” and their mothers, to discuss the latest controversies from this current season, including hyper-caffeinated drinks and the decision by one of the mothers to have her 8-year-old daughter count calories.
And one more not very revealing preview clip: