"Toddlers & Tiaras" Stars Come Out In Valdosta

By: Greg Gullberg Email
By: Greg Gullberg Email

- Valdosta, Ga. - April 12, 2012 -

Cocktail parties, photo shoots, and designer outfits for toddlers? Every parent's dream is to see their child succeed, but is there such a thing as going too far?

The stars from TLC's "Toddlers and Tiaras" rolled through Valdosta Wednesday playing to their adoring public at the "Wooden Nickel Pub" and "Glo Ultra Lounge".

Laila and Greer Shpigler, Paisley Dickey and Alana Shannon are all known for their wild antics on TV, but not everyone agrees with it.

"Not to say that their moms and woman role models are bad. It's just really sad that they have all this pressure," said Valdosta resident Molly Roan.

Lauren Shpigler and her daughters Laila & Greer tell all at the premier party.

"We probably spend close to $50,000 a year at pageants," said Lauren Shpigler.

Wendy and Paisley Dickey are from Winder, Georgia. Paisley made national headlines when she wore a replica of Julia Roberts' get-up from Pretty Woman.

"That outfit was just to be funny and it was taken to be something bad and it wasn't bad. It was really cute," said Wendy Dickey.

June and Alana are from McIntyre, Georgia. Alana is known for her Go-Go juice and popular saying "Honey boo-boo child".

"She has fun with it, she acts goofy. She loves the attention. She loves the cameras as you can see," said June Shannon.

Blake Woodruff is a talent agent representing the girls. He says it's all in good fun.

"As controversial as they may seem, that's the point of the competition is to glitz it out and be over the top, and they're young kids, they're adorable," said Woodruff.

Whether you agree with it or not, these girls are stars for a reason.


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  • by Mike Location: Tally on Apr 19, 2012 at 01:26 PM
    These child shows are a bit creepy. They would be better off saving the 50K for retirement, or her college. I wonder how many of these kids are normal when they are older.
  • by grannie on Apr 14, 2012 at 01:10 PM
    TO SHEESH_HERE ARE YOU FROM, WHY ARE YOU CALL THEM WHITE TRASH?? YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT TRASH BECAUSE YOU SURE DO TALK TRASHY, WHY DON'T YOU JUST GO WASH YOUR BIG DIRTY MOUTH OUT W/BLEACH, MAYBE IT WILL CLEAN UP YOUR FITY MOUTH!!!
  • by mother3 Location: ny on Apr 13, 2012 at 08:01 PM
    i had hte change to met the shpigler laila and her mother awhile back and for anyone to say anything bad about her is just plain nuts!! She is the most nicest person I have ever met at a pageant and very respectful person! i wish people would stop trash talking pageants and just leave pageants girls alone!!!
  • by FL on Apr 13, 2012 at 07:05 AM
    I have to admit, I cannot get enough of this show on TV. However, I watch to see how messed up people really are. There are some good things that can come out of participating in something as a family or in competing but these shows are only going to show the most extreme of the people. most of the adults are living through their children which is very bad. these kids are going to need diets, therapy, social skills and a whole slew of other things once they get older. Very sad
  • by No Tiara for my daughter on Apr 13, 2012 at 05:50 AM
    Honey Boo Boo's Mama needs to get on a diet and set a better example for her daughter. She is going down the same road as Mama. She is a cute little girl, but already on the big girl side. I am not saying that big girls can't be beautiful, just saying, it is not healthy.
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      by Sheesh on Apr 13, 2012 at 11:57 AM in reply to No Tiara for my daughter
      you think she is cute? ugh. Just southern white trash. All of these women need to quit living or trying to re-live their lives through their daughters.
  • by tl Location: tally on Apr 13, 2012 at 04:57 AM
    These people need to be examined. Just seeing the previews on tv makes me sick. I can only imagine how these kids will turn out.
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      by Moe on Apr 13, 2012 at 07:30 AM in reply to tl
      Turn out?...Narcissists.
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