Toddlers & Tiaras
Posted Sep 1, 2009 @ 1:38 AM
I think Kailee's grandmother Debbie looks like Kathleen Turner if she gained 40 pounds.
I think Sterling's mom is nuts, she has PLENTY of personality. Both those girls were cute, but Paris looked like she was having a seizure while doing "pretty eyes".
Posted Sep 1, 2009 @ 10:13 AM
Posted Sep 1, 2009 @ 10:23 AM
Edited by Ladyhawk777, Sep 1, 2009 @ 10:43 AM.
Posted Sep 1, 2009 @ 12:55 PM
Also, so many of the routines are similar. I wonder if there is a traveling routine choreographer who sells set routines. (perhaps stolen from a lesser glitz pagent a la "Bring It On")
Edited by millk, Sep 1, 2009 @ 12:55 PM.
Posted Sep 1, 2009 @ 10:40 PM
Posted Sep 2, 2009 @ 1:47 AM
Posted Sep 2, 2009 @ 10:03 PM
Posted Sep 2, 2009 @ 10:06 PM
I have to say that it was a little odd that there were all the girls left out of the age group crownings and none of them managed to win the Grand Nacho Supreme. And those were some TINY trophies. And even the crowns were pretty lame. Wow, don't think anyone will be shelling out money for that pageant next time it comes around.
As for the contestants...hated the eye makeup on Hope, but the three sisters seemed pretty normal. Well, gun-totin' normal I guess. And the oldest who was competing in the older girls' division so she wouldn't be competing against her sister (which was a nice contrast to the Sterling mother who was pitting her kids against each other), was a pretty girl. In the long dress for crowning, she looked really nice. Too old, but if she were a 15 or 16 year old, she would have been lovely. Too bad she was 10.
ETA: And I HATE that they do the whole, "If you weren't crowned in your age group, you still have a chance at the Nacho Supreme!" thing. Kids that young don't understand that. All they get is that they didn't win, they didn't get a trophy or a crown or anything. They can't understand that they might have gotten a bigger prize later on. It's pretty cruel in my opinion.
Edited by rhitroadkill, Sep 2, 2009 @ 10:25 PM.
Posted Sep 2, 2009 @ 10:08 PM
Hope was a mess. Those teeth! Yuck. And her mom! Double yuck.
Posted Sep 2, 2009 @ 10:14 PM
In regards to Hope and her rediculous mother, if there is one thing I cannot stand it's a sore loser. What a wonderful thing to model for your child there, Fat Ass. When you don't get what you want, throw a fit and storm out. That'll show 'em.
Posted Sep 2, 2009 @ 10:15 PM
ETA: Was it just the camera editing, are were they really packing up all the tables and such while Sprinkle mom was on stage? And those crowns were fugly (but at least they were small enough to fit on the girls heads instead of swallowing them up they way they usually do).
Edited by CCC1983, Sep 2, 2009 @ 10:17 PM.
Posted Sep 2, 2009 @ 10:20 PM
The mom that stormed off (Hope's mom?) was a MESS! Would it kill her to run a brush through her hair?...and her daughter was not a pretty kid...and what is with the freakin'belly shirts on so many of these kids?
The Sprinkles family seemed quite lovely...they seemed close and supportive of each other. The girls are all very pretty. I was sure that the oldest (Savannah?) would win something.
Sara was like a deer in headlights...another kid who looked "blank" when not made up...and the makeup didn't really do much for her..
I don't understand the whole semi-incestuous makeup artist/coaches/director relationships...the girls who use all of the appropriate connections are the only ones who have a chance of winning?
...those were some fugly crowns.
Posted Sep 2, 2009 @ 10:21 PM
I'm fascinated by the two fists below the chin wobbly head pretty eyes pose. I know "fist on chin" is a standard model-y pose but they usually are resting their elbow on something. Whats the point of both fists?
This has always been my least favorite maneuver from these kids. I just can't stand it. It seems to be standard as it's been done across all the pageants, in every locale, by every age group. But WHY? It's such a stupid looking move. A bunch of bobblehead children, yech.
I would like to be in a pageant myself if I can be the only contestant and win by default (even if the big prize never arrives)! So funny that Mrs. Sprinkle had to do the whole pageant whirl-and-twirl even though it was a foregone conclusion. I thought the Sprinkle girls were pretty and well-spoken. That Hope girl, though, sorry but no, not pretty. The mother is going to have a rude awakening when they are being judged in the real world, not one where if you pay a fee you are occasionally crowned as a "beauty." The mother's attitude was miserable, a sore loser, and it's going to negatively affect her little girl. I'm sure there are plenty of areas in which Hope can find success, but if she takes after her mother, beauty will not be it.
Posted Sep 2, 2009 @ 10:26 PM
Posted Sep 2, 2009 @ 10:34 PM
Pageants are not for your daughter. Why not enroll her in an activity such as dance class where she might have a chance to excel, and possibly work off some of the weight that she is already gaining? And spend some of the money you will save on more nutritious food. Oh, and next time you storm off after your daughter loses, please be sure that she is securely seat-belted in the back seat of the car. Thanks.
Posted Sep 2, 2009 @ 10:36 PM
Edited by doublebungalow, Sep 2, 2009 @ 10:39 PM.
Posted Sep 2, 2009 @ 11:02 PM
I was thinking bobble heads all the way through, and thought poor little Hope was the worst bobbler of them all. She had a strange wobble to her head when she did her pageant walk. Mama Hope needs to get a grip on herself.
And speaking of grip.......what was it with Miss Pageant Director and her bizarre way of holding the microphone?
Posted Sep 2, 2009 @ 11:20 PM
In both the ones I've seen (the Sterling/Paris/lunatic RedBull ma and tonight's) and in other pagenty shows I've seen they do the thing with the 'if you didn't win anything that might mean you actually won the big prize at the end.'
Except tonight, they seemed to have given the 'big (word they were pathetic)' prizes to girls who'd won in the earlier rounds.
Which, I don't get how someone is supposed to be either not good enough to win their own category, but good enough to win the whole thing OR the people who win their own categories aren't as good as people who don't. Like I just don't get the entire premise of the 'supremes' thing. How did that originate? That's not how they do it at 'real' pagents.
Someone asked why the Sprinkle (how do you not change it if that's your last name?) woman went up anyway and as soon as they said there was a prize I figured that's why she did it. Not that she got it but...
These pagents are such desperate trash. That 'SUMMER BABY' or whatever tonight's was called, spelled out in coloured cardboard letters on the curtain was so pathetic looking.
Posted Sep 2, 2009 @ 11:36 PM
The Bad: Well the neutral. Sara. I got nothing.
The Ugly: Super fatso mom (who appropriately had a ad for "half ton mom" appear while on screen), her bad immature attitude, and her big nosed, rat haired, blue frosted eye-shadowed daughter. You actually though she would win the big prize??? Oh my word....
Posted Sep 2, 2009 @ 11:47 PM
In they're spare time they spend quality time playing with Steve, the pet snake, which includes watching him eat mice whole.
Who knew this is what future Miss America is made of.
Posted Sep 2, 2009 @ 11:52 PM
Edited by Dacorbett, Sep 2, 2009 @ 11:53 PM.
Posted Sep 2, 2009 @ 11:58 PM
So Sara's mom quit her job and enrolled in cosmetology school because of Sara participating in pageants? Did I hear that right?
Yes, she quit her job working at a doctor's office. Maybe not such a wise decision in this economy.
Posted Sep 3, 2009 @ 12:11 AM
Also, I bet poor Hope lost some points when Mom barked at the judges to "TURN THE MUSIC ON" & "Get OFF the stage till the music comes on". And one judge mentioned hating watching parents perform the routines with the kids while they were on stage interspersed with clips of Hope & Mom doing routine.
Posted Sep 3, 2009 @ 12:18 AM
Posted Sep 3, 2009 @ 12:29 AM
As for Hope, I actually thought she looked nice in her little blue dress, but yeah, her teeth needed work. Maybe her Mom could spend a little less on groceries, and get Hope some dental care.
Oh, and next time you storm off after your daughter loses, please be sure that she is securely seat-belted in the back seat of the car. Thanks.
Seriously. The kid hadn't even sat down yet when her Mom went peeling out of the parking lot. Sheesh!
Posted Sep 3, 2009 @ 12:35 AM
Posted Sep 3, 2009 @ 1:12 AM
Without the flipper, I was thinking vampire movie, myself. I couldn't figure out why Hope's mom was weeping about the kids whose parents punished them for not winning. It's a good thing she was there to demonstrate how good parents act. *eyeroll* She said something like, "When Hope gets mad, so do I." Way to teach your daughter how to lose gracefully, Mom.
That kid looked like she was made up for a 60s sci-fi movie??
Speaking of the 60s, I felt like I'd been teleported back in time to the set of the Lawrence Welk show, what with all the ancient hairdos these poor kids had.
Posted Sep 3, 2009 @ 1:31 AM
If it wasn't rigged the Sprinkle girls would have definitely placed higher. All three were beautiful and extremely poised and polished, and not in the robotic, plastic smile way. I loved the family's positive attitude, it seemed so sincere and it was a refreshing contrast to the horrors of Jaime Sterling.
I agree with the judges about not liking the moms doing the routines behind the judges table. If a child has to watch mom to know what to do then she isn't looking at the judges and eye contact is always part of the score. With the younger age divisions it is more understandable but the older girls should know their routines. Girls Hope's age shouldn't be taking cues from mom while they are onstage. Also, Hope's sparkly blue eye make-up was terrible and her hair was a mess, it drove me nuts every time I saw it.
Posted Sep 3, 2009 @ 3:48 AM
The pagent director had an actual hunchback.
Hope unfortunately looks EXACTLY like her mother - wide nose, no neck, and all. Not as bad on a kid but that mother has to be the fugliest one on this show yet. They even had the same "smelled something foul" expression. The 10 tons of peacock blue eyeshadow halfway up her forehead didn't help matters any.
Loved loved loved the Sprinkle sisters. Loved that they said they are more excited when their sisters win than when they themselves do. Think it was definitely rigged because the middle one in particular was not only a stunning little girl but turned in a flawless performance and yet she won exactly nothing.
Sara's mother had the personality of a dishrag but Sara was a cutie.
Did you see the one in the 11-13 age group who won most photogenic? I admit to thinking there must have been some massive photoshopping going on.
The judges all looked like they were picked up on the Miss Clairol aisle at Walmart all buying the same shade of bimbo-blonde bleach.
P.S. The girls in this episode all had normal names.
Edited by Mellieb, Sep 3, 2009 @ 3:49 AM.