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Mom Dresses Up Her Beauty Pageant Daughter In A Hooters Outfit

Huffington PostWhen it comes to “child beautification,” how far is too far? For some, the idea of child glamour in and of itself is disturbing. But this was definitely not the case for Leann, 33, of London, who dressed her 4-year-old daughter, Scarlett, in a Hooters waitress outfit for a beauty pageant. This shocking clip of the child dancing suggestively in the controversial costume comes from the UK Channel 5 documentary “Blinging Up Baby.” The documentary features not just child pageants, but also a purported trend involving parents who accessorize their kids with diamonds, makeup, spray tans and costumes even if they aren’t competing in pageants. The Telegraph criticizes the film’s claim that this so-called phenomenon is going mainstream, however, and asserts there are actually no more than 20 parents countrywide participating in the “fad.” Trend or not, 20 parents subjecting their children to this practice seems like 20 parents too many. And one kid in a Hooters outfit is definitely one Hooters-clad 4-year-old too many. “Some people may say it’s controversial, especially the theme I’ve chosen, but at the end of the day, little girls wear swimming costumes to the beach all summer, and that’s not a controlled environment,” says Leann in the documentary. “The environment my kids go in is a controlled environment and it is ticket-entry only.” Hmm. It seems the blatant sexual associations that come with a Hooters outfit makes this point a little moot. But maybe that’s just us.

To quote the immortal Herm Edwards…HELLO! You play to win the game! You think Leann wants to spend like 60 hours a week training a fucking 4 year old idiot how to win a beauty pageant only to lose by a hair because her costume wasn’t good enough? For sure not. The world of toddler beauty pageants is as cut throat as it gets, and dressing up like a princess or a fairy or some shit isn’t gonna get the job done in 2014. Maybe back in the 90s or some shit but not today. You wanna win, you go all out. Balls to the wall. Impress the judges with something they’ve never seen before. Dress your kid up in a costume that reminds everyone of the most sexually charged restaurant on earth and you win that fucking crown.