Monday, January 26, 2009

Season 1, Episode 1: Universal Royalty National Pageant

TLC is airing a new Toddlers and Tiaras episode tomorrow night (Tuesday January 27th) -- a 60-minute feature starting at 10:00pm Eastern titled Universal Royalty National Pageant:
Everything is big in Texas, especially the stakes at Universal Royalty! In this pageant, mothers and daughters compete against each other to win the title and $5,000 cash!! The stakes are high, and so is the pressure for one dedicated pageant dad.

19 comments:

Its A Good Thing said...

I think its pretty weird but at the same time I will probably watch.

Wendy Bird said...

Wow! Click on the Gift Shop tab, then the Rhinestone Crowns and Tiaras link. The little girl on the left side bar is pretty, but she has a ridiculous amount of make-up on. This is a child!

At least if she is wearing "flippers," we don't have to see them. To me, the flippers would be like putting a padded bra on a child. They have missing teeth because they are children.

C2R2E2D2I2T2R2E2P2O2R2T said...

I just don't get pageants. Why? They are just vehicles by which women and children look stupid and retarded. Get rid of all of them!

Wendy Bird said...

Why do these people think that their children being in pageants is going to lead to modeling careers or fame in general.

Is there anyone famous who did pageants as a child (or admits to doing them)?

Any agent who comes across a "pageant child" would reject them outright for their bizarre and over-the-top cheesy-ness.

RuthinVA said...

What is the deal with the mothers being in the pageant. They look absolutely ridiculous. These people are sick.

Molly said...

I have no words, none whatsoever...this show is insane...not sure what is worse, the gay dad who is married with two kids or the old mom strutting around in horrible spandex...OR the fact this is even on at all...

RuthinVA said...

The women announcing that pageant can't even talk.

Mandy said...

Watching it now. That 'pageant dad' in the pink shirt is soooo gay. What's the deal?

Mandy said...

Rebecca Alley and her mom seem almost normal. Anyone disagree? Compared to the other families featured in this episode they seem really normal.

Also, if this competition is as 'big' as they keep saying it is, why on earth would the girl who arrived so very late still be allowed to perform?

that husband is gay said...

That one husband is definately gay, the one who does all the sewing. he's the queen.

Wendy Bird said...

I was surprised at how boring this show was to me. I have watched the original special that inspired the show (the one with the little girl in the commercial who says "I look goooooooood.") and it kept my attention.

I really had to force myself to watch this show because my mind kept wandering. Maybe it was just this episode, but it wasn't even "train wreck" interesting.

Also, I am not trying to judge the "talent" of the little ones, but I have seen more talent from 6-10 year old's at local dance recitals and school talent shows. The talent seems to be all about shaking their behinds and mugging for the judges.

I was appalled at the bathing suit competition. The pageant director said that she discourages two-piece swimsuits because they are too sexy, yet every little girl had a very sexual wiggle in their walk during this part of the competition.

Marie said...

The saddest part of these pageants for me, having grown up in the deep south with many friends who did pageants, is that the moms REALLY and TRULY believe that this will somehow catapult their daughters to fame and fortune. The hundred and thousands of dollars they shell out to enter and prepare for these sham pageants would be better spent on investing in their children's education, not their spray tans.

4tolove said...

Mandy said...
Rebecca Alley and her mom seem almost normal. Anyone disagree? Compared to the other families featured in this episode they seem really normal

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uhhhhh NO-not at all normal. The woman is so obviously delusional--she thinks she looks good in that swimsuit and in her baton-twirling outfit. Also, she thinks the sun rises and sets on her daughter--the most annoying kind of mom there is.

Stating the obvious (obvious to all of us smart folks here)--This is for future scholarship? Really-Really. Are you serious? If these people invested the amount of money they spend in pageants in a 529 or educational IRA , they could well afford to send the kids to college.

So much about this show is wrong--just wrong

PS Has anyone told Tanya Perez that her husband is gay?

Apple said...

These people are so strange. The mothers remind me of the ones in the mothers' dance class who wanted to go out and dance at the recital. Who wants to go out and shake all their jiggly fat in front of people?

Sherp said...

These people are having fun together. Its a method to communicate with others and make some pals. As only the parents and grandparents attend the "show", whats the harm? Its their social hour. Its their life. They are allowed to live "their life" and the Constituation of the USA gives them that right "Life, LIberty and the pursuit of happiness". I am glad these kids are well taken care of by their parents and not going hungry or abused. It may not be our choice but it is their choice. Is the Dad gay? Who knows? Who cares? Have fun kids and parents.

Audsquad said...

Too funny. To answer the question has anyone become famous after entering pageants?... Yes,
Vanessa Williams and Justin Timberlake used to compete in the boys division on the pageant circut. This episode was interesting and creepy at the same time. Yes he's prob gay and in denial or they have some sort of understanding. Mrs. Alley was really delusional. I love how she competed in every single event and only got honorable mention. I believe the reason that they waited for Megan to compete was because she was the reigning champion and she won ultimate grand supreme again. Is it rigged? Who knows. If you're not there u shouldn't be able to compete. Even though she was the most poised out of all of the competetors in my opinion. Still creepy but interesting.

Sheri said...

I love how the pageant coordinator said she didn't like fake tans because the girls should go out there with what god gave them. So wouldn't that mean they shouldn't have to wear fake hair, eyelashes and a pound of makeup? I would respect pageants a lot more if natural beauty was the actual purpose of them, but this is all so fake. Teaching a new generation of girls that the only way to be accepted is to be beautiful.

ToTheMoonAlice said...

Good gad!! Another show about nondescript people doing stupid things...I think the American TV viewing public has lost their collective minds.

Janina said...

I think that a pre-requisite should be no makeup. You would then see the natural beauty of these girls.

I was hyped up at the beginning about seeing Mr Perez' designs and then -- oh my gosh, they were hideous!! Way overdone.