As we reported last month, TLC is bringing back their controversial child pageant reality series Toddlers & Tiaras — and now we have the dramatic preview trailer and a premiere date!
Toddlers & Tiaras will return Wednesday, August 24 at 9/8c, and judging from the trailer, it’s going to be one heckuva ride! Spray tans, flippers, and cheating allegations are apparently just the status quo these days as pageant moms and coaches have stepped up their toddler glam game with private jets, hypnosis, and…collagen?!
Here’s the clip:
Here is the text (in caps) and some quotes from some of the moms and/or coaches in the video:
THE PAGEANT WORLD HAS EVOLVED
“The competition has gotten really fierce. What [inaudible] pageants used to be, with the fake tans, the fake hair, and the teeth — that’s just the baseline now.”
IT TAKES SO MUCH MORE TO WIN
“The pageant world has changed a lot. Now you have to be trained, you have to know which x to hit at which time, and what to do on every x.”
“You have to be talented. You have to have a good body, even when you’re five years old.”
“It’s dedication to your skin, your lifestyle, your health — everything.”
“Now we have acting classes, facial classes, collagen sprays…Some people think that collagen spray is kinda crazy, but I wish when I was three years old somebody gave me a collagen spray so I wouldn’t have to worry about getting wrinkles from ‘happy eyes’ all day.”
THE STAKES ARE HIGHER
“Private jets are a luxury. Yes, they are expensive. I don’t settle for anything less than perfect.”
THE COMPETITION IS HARDER
AND NO ONE WANTS TO LOSE
At this point the trailer turns into a montage of angry, yelling parents hurling accusations of cheating, etc. In other words: entertainment!
The new season of Toddlers & Tiaras airs Wednesday, August 24 at 9/8c on TLC.