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Vanessa Williams Disses 'Toddlers & Tiaras' On Anderson Cooper's Talk Show

Wed, May 2, 2012 4:49pm EDT by 2 Comments
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Another day, another Toddlers & Tiaras hater! The former beauty queen and Desperate Housewives star slams the show, saying ‘I would never have my kids do that’.

Even though Vanessa Williams got her big break as Miss America, she says she would never let her kids compete in a beauty pageant like the ones on Toddlers & Tiaras.

Vanessa, 49, will appear on an upcoming episode of Anderson Cooper‘s talkshow Anderson. When Anderson asked her if the kids — who are regularly spray tanned and told to parade around in provocative clothing — were pushed too early into the pageant industry, the former beauty queen replied: “I think they don’t know what they are doing.”

“When the child is screaming and saying, ‘I don’t want to do this. I don’t feel like doing it.’ When they are using special juice to get them hyped,” she said in disgust, regarding the sugary and caffeinated Mountain Dew + Seven-Up mixture the kids sometimes drink.

Vanessa added, “That’s not my world and I would never have my kids do that.”

Well said. Check out the video!

Do YOU agree with Vanessa, HollywoodLifers?

— Lorraine Chow

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