'Toddlers & Tiaras' Recap: Allyson Wants To Be 'Brown Like Beyonce' and Baylen Is Dragged Around The Stage

Wed, August 3, 2011 11:40pm EST by 9 Comments

Tonight’s episode featured a Quaker competitor, a future Beyonce impersonator, and multiple infants throwing up. Just another day at the office…

After a few episodes that showed some negative aspects of pageants, Toddlers & Tiaras returned to form tonight, featuring a healthy balance of the adorable and the absurd.

One of the contestants featured was Allyson, a 4-year-old with a severe obsession with Beyonce. The only problem? Allyson is white. For the first time in pageant history (that might be slightly exaggerated…), we met a contestant who actually couldn’t wait to get spray tanned. Most girls fidget and run around and scream and cry (see: Baylen), but not Allyson. She stood poised and ready. And when she was done? She couldn’t wait to do it again! Her mom, Kylene, even took her to get one last layer the night before the pageant! Allyson got up on stage and did her thing! I happen to think she should have placed much higher, but Allyson didn’t seem to be in it for the crown (see: Baylen), she was genuinely having a good time!

Baylen, 3, on the other hand, was a nightmare! She was the perfect example of a toddler who has no business competing in pageants. Once she got up onstage, she made if very clear she had no interest in being there. She plopped herself on the floor and allowed herself to be dragged by the sleeves around the stage by her mother, Beth. Wasn’t Beth embarrassed? By the second time, it seemed like she would be ready to throw in the towel, but category after category she got up onstage to drag Baylen around. Baylen, meanwhile, only cared about the gum promised to her at the end of the competition. I was positive that at the end of the episode, Beth would be one of the moms that said, “Baylen’s going to take a few months off from pageants,” but NO! She can’t wait to compete in more. I doubt Baylen feels the same way.

On a side note, what was with the influx of vomiting babies this episode?! I couldn’t believe that multiple infants vomited on their costumes during ONE pageant! Talk about gross!

–Scott Galina

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Polyana Nielsen

Posted at 3:58 PM on August 11, 2011  

There is no problem at all that the little girl wants to be brown. The fact that she can’t is not gonna hinder her from being a happy kid enjoying children’s fantasies like any other. Little boys want to be spider man, but they can’t. I think it’s a racist comment by the person who wrote this recap. It’s that attitude that everything has to boil down to race. It’s a good thing this person’s opinions do not reflect those of EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN citizen.

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Posted at 11:26 AM on November 20, 2013  

I don’t think it was racist…….

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Posted at 4:47 PM on August 5, 2011  

Baylen should have gotten a paddling instead of a crown! What the….? Spoiled Little Miss Attitude is what she should have won and then been put back in the playpen. She wasn’t even very cute, esp. with that sourpuss face. WHY on earth would those judges have given this talentless little brat ANYTHING? Mom and Dad must have paid ‘em off.

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Posted at 4:53 PM on August 8, 2011  

Seriously……Are these adults talking trash about little kids??….Wow!!

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Posted at 12:26 AM on August 5, 2011  

Why is there a problem w/ her obsession w/ Beyonce only a problem bcuz of her skin color?? Just becuz she’s white, she can’t love Beyonce? I’m serioulsy getting tired of this website & it’s stupid stories..

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Black Beauty

Posted at 3:57 PM on August 4, 2011  

@Mel…I happen to agree with you Baylen should not have won anything. Since I’ve started watching this show I think she was the worst as far as performance goes. Allyson should have definitely placed higher and Emerald did the darn thing she was great.

@ Bucky & Tee…As far as Allyson wanting to be darker I believe that is just a phase some young girls go through. My god daughter went through the same phase only thing she is a very very light skinned(black)little girl.

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Posted at 9:54 AM on August 4, 2011  

All I want to know is how did Baylen win a crown? What were the judges scoring on? Did she really beat out all of those other girls with such a bad attitude, when others were practiced and poised and actually SMILED. I think she won because she had a camera crew following her around. Needless to say, I was shocked! I think Allyson should have won a higher title, though. But Emerald did well, too!

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Posted at 1:46 AM on August 4, 2011  

Why do you say it’s a problem for the little girl to be obsessed with Beyonce b/c of skin color???

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Posted at 12:33 PM on August 4, 2011  

You don’t have to put it like that. You’re reading in context. The problem is that because she’s white, she can’t be brown like Beyonce unless she gets a spray tan.

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