Farrah Abraham Defends Waxing Baby Sophia’s Eyebrows

Wed, January 9, 2013 4:51pm EDT by 35 Comments
Farrah Abraham Waxing Sophia
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The ‘Teen Mom’ star is standing by her decision to use wax and tweezers on her daughter Sophia, 3, to remove her unibrow — and says it was for hygiene reasons. But experts spoke to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY to reveal the long-term damage it can cause.

Farrah Abraham was so fed up with the unibrow on her 3-year-old daughter Sophia‘s face, that she decided to do something about it — and that meant waxing her precious baby’s eyebrows. But Farrah spoke out on Good Morning America on Jan. 9 to reveal the reason behind her decision.

Farrah: Waxing Baby’s Eyebrows Is Important Hygiene

Farrah, who has famously had three plastic surgery procedures — a breast augmentation in 2011, and a chin implant and rhinoplasty in 2012 — says her motivation was not cosmetic.

“Cosmetic surgeries, to me, is something that is way different from plucking your eyebrows,” Farrah said on Good Morning America. “If I can help my daughter in a little way by just plucking a few hairs, I think I did something right.”

Plucking A Child’s Eyebrows Can Have Devastating Consequences

But Farrah might not have thought about the future emotional and psychological implications.

“This little child should not be concerned about her looks at this age. She should be into play and fun and innocent exploration,” Dr. Gilda Carle, 30-Second Therapist for the Today Show tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.

“As she grows up, this child will count as important only her physical attributes, not her education, her disposition, or her humanity to others. Self-confidence comes by a parent teaching her child about inner goodness, not the wrapping on the outside,” Dr. Gilda adds. “Besides all this, a young child’s skin is tender and sensitive, and the mother is opening the possibility for irritations and infections.”

Psychiatrist Dr. Carole Lieberman, author of Bad Girls: Why Men Love Them & How Good Girls Can Learn Their Secrets, agrees that Farrah’s selfish behavior could seriously affect Sophia’s self-esteem.

“It conveys the message that the baby isn’t good enough as she is, and that her mother would only love her if she makes her more beautiful than she really is,”  Dr. Carole tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Sophia will get the message that there’s something wrong with her, that she wasn’t pretty enough.”

Farrah Defends Her Decision To Wax On Twitter

But Farrah is still standing by her decision to groom little Sophia — and took to Twitter to defend herself.

Unibrows are not sacred! Do the right thing. Tweeze no matter what age,” she tweeted on Jan. 9. “Sophia’s beautiful with unibrow or without ! Point is take care of your child’s hygiene,” she added a couple hours later.

What do YOU think of Farrah waxing Sophia’s eyebrows HollyMoms? Do you think it was hygiene, or purely cosmetic? Let us know in the comments below!

– Christina Stiehl

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riss

Posted at 2:09 PM on December 29, 2013  

Honestly, it’s her decision. I have a 3 yr old and plucking a few hairs on her nibrow is a thing I do when I’m brushing her hair and teeth, I just do it and she doesn’t even know what I’m doing, I dont shape them, just the few to prevent unibrow, my daughter has manners, respect, and she chooses her own clothes, i never repremand her to act a certain way and she’ll be raised to appreciate people’s mind and souls rather than their looks. Stop making such a big DEAL out of something, someone, who isn’t your business. There are people beating their children, go find them and do something/nag about it.

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Anonymous

Posted at 5:12 AM on November 25, 2013  

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nesslove

Posted at 2:23 PM on September 2, 2013  

You wanna talk about her worries of sophia getting bullied..
She wants to say its unhygentic to have a unibrow. Wow really. She is in porn! And I’m sure she didn’t make him use a comdom! She will put a dirty dick in her but her daughter can not have a unibrow. Sophia is a beautiful child..
She was not thinking of sophia when she was making pornos. When kids tease her when she’s older.
Everyone saw your mommy get suffed!
I’m completely disgusted by farrah
Oh but

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Michelle P Martin

Posted at 4:13 AM on May 1, 2013  

I can’t believe that all u ppl r making such an issue about her waxing her daughters eyebrows when there r hundreds of mothers out there that do a hundred times worse things to their daughters by putting them in beauty pageants n not only tweeze their Lil girls eyebrows, but also tan them, put hair extensions, wigs, false teeth etc,etc,etc…..n put them in totally revealing clothing that could make them targets men that like Lil girls fort the wrong reasons n then these Lil girls r judged for having these looks n get trophies, crowns,etc…..n u, all r going to judge Farrah for waxing her daughters unibrow??? The pageants r acceptable, but this isn’t?+?? SMH!!! For all of u that want to lash at Farrah for doing this then u all need to throw ur attention towards the parents that put their Lil girls in pageants n get a life!!!!

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Brittany

Posted at 8:10 PM on April 29, 2013  

Does anyone in this family actually work to make a living? Farrah is always on twitter,keek,etc. And apparently her parents have to spend all of their time online defending her.

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sparkler

Posted at 7:10 AM on March 25, 2013  

Sorry, but waxing and tweezing has NOTHING to do with hygene! Its all about looks. Nobody gets sick, hurt, or are otherwise physically affected by a unibrow. Typically I do not speak out against how others care for their children but this is dangerous! If she’d simply plucked I would probaly raise an eyebrow (no pun intended) but hot wax? No, do not wax your childs brows. Anybody who has waxed has had at least a minor pain from hot wax, if not a full on burn! But this is also the girl who left her child alone in a hallway of her new apartment, and left. Her alone in a sink of water while bathing her, in which the little one turned on the faucet and burned herself. Come back to planet earth farah, if not for yourself then the life and safety of you daughter. You don’t want her joining her daddy do you?

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Amy

Posted at 10:23 AM on February 18, 2013  

whatever Farrah does with her daughter is her business.
Peoole are so caught up in he life, that they forgot to live there own.
Whether, she wants to wax her daughters eyebrows or not, its her business and her decision.

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AnnaG.

Posted at 11:14 PM on January 29, 2013  

I just cant stand this! I have a 2 year old daughter with a veryyy pronounced unibrow AND I LOVE IT. We go to places and people tell how beautiful and different is her unibrow. She doesnt care! Shes a little kid! If she starts getting bullied I would deff wax it or whatever it takes but now they just dont care and nobody is going to bully them… Farrahs daughter is adorable and i dont support that at all. Poor little girl :( i can imagine the pain of wax and tweeze

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Miki

Posted at 3:43 PM on January 25, 2013  

Who cares honestly the reason behind it point blank is SHE IS THE MOTHER SHE GAVE BIRTH TO HER she can do what ever she wants and all those who disagree with her decision how would you like it if someone told you how to raise YOUR child

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sarah

Posted at 2:38 PM on February 10, 2013  

its not about how shes raising her child.. shes putting her child threw the pain of waxing and plucking at 3. anybody in there right mind wouldn’t agree with that. shes 3 she shouldn’t have to worry about a unibrow. some people are so shoved up there own arse they think everythings about looks. we have a right to judge.. farrah is telling the world about it so dont expect her not to be judged. and how could you even defend her??

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Terri

Posted at 4:51 PM on March 3, 2014  

Really? So, how do you feel about people who tattoo their children? Still think it’s their business?

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Andi

Posted at 6:04 AM on January 24, 2013  

My goodness, people are so judgemental… I mean, I do agree that pluck a 3 year old’s eyebrows is definitely unnecessary and having a unibrow is not definitely not unhygenic. Not to mention the fact that it is true that this type of behaviour towards a child’s appearance can lead to emotional problems in the future. We live in a society where we are constantly bombarded with messages that we have to look a certain way, there really is no need to enforce that message at such a young age. I am not about to go verbally lashing out at Farrah for having this opinion though. People can voice their opinions with tact.

As for the pacifier… My parents and grandparents fought with me over mine until about the same age. It can be a very hard habit to break a child of, and my parents told me many times how they sometimes just didn’t have the heart to take it away because I was so attached… And then in the absence of a pacifier, one always has easy access to a thumb. Every child is different and gives up these comforts at different stages. I do think that about 3 and half is a good time start making them ‘disappear’.

Ultimately though… what does anyone even care??? If you all hate Farrah so much why are you on the internet reading about her? Just to verbally bash her and lash out at her? That’s even lower than any of her so-called behaviours that you complain about.

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Mrs b

Posted at 8:20 AM on January 20, 2013  

Not for hygiene purposes but I personally think if a child has seriously bushy eyebrows to the extent of a unibrow it’s only fair to sort it out, kids will get bullied, stared at and have to look back on pics that alone will cause issues with looks and self confidence. Plucking/waxing will become second nature and as the majority if us do it when we’re older anyway I really can’t see how it would cause long term psychological affects.

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Layla

Posted at 3:22 PM on January 16, 2013  

How could anyone notice if she had a unibrow anyway? Farrah never brushes sophias hair..its always in her eyes.

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Layla

Posted at 3:00 PM on January 16, 2013  

Farrah stated on Good Morning America she waxed sophias eyebrows cuz she was worried she would be bullied.

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Mandy

Posted at 1:50 PM on January 11, 2013  

Someone needs to inform Farrah that a unibrow is NOT unhygienic. What is unhygienic is that pacifier at 3 yrs old!

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Michael

Posted at 1:18 PM on January 22, 2013  

Mandy Sophia DOES NOT use a pacifier any more!

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Rebecca

Posted at 3:55 AM on January 11, 2013  

I have a feeling Farrah, will be a pushy mum, she’ll be in beauty contest’s, wearing make-up, fake hair, fake tan etc! This little girl is going to have some real issues. I hated watched her on Teen Mom, the way she spoke to her family, what person calls there dad by there first time. My parents would go ape if I did half the things she did. In fact told my mum about this and she said she’d take the little girl off me! She’s just so desperate for attention! I’m sure there are many things some parents do and they don’t get this much out cry because they keep it a secret!

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janiet

Posted at 6:52 PM on January 10, 2013  

hygiene ?? She doesn’t even brush Sophias hair.She also let’s her use s filthy pacifier at age three. The poor little girl can barely, talk. Anything for a little extra attention. Shell be tanning with the girl next time.

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Layla

Posted at 9:11 PM on January 10, 2013  

I completely agree with you janiet..she never brushes sophias hair! Now shes worried about her hygiene? Pretty soon she will put her daughter on a diet. Sophia looks like shes built different than farrah.. This kid has no chance. She is going to grow up with serious issues.

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allison

Posted at 4:48 PM on January 10, 2013  

Sick!!! enough said

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leanne

Posted at 1:36 PM on January 10, 2013  

this girl really annoys me she is a spoilt little brat who treat a parents with no respect at all. she talks to them like rubbish, she has to have her own way, she scared a boyfriend of with been so ott about marraige and kids etc etc. grow up girl. and for waxing your daughters unibrow is ridiculous like, her skin is so sensitive and she is way to young like. when i get my eye brows waxed it stings as bit so god knows how your daughter felt. she is better of with her grandma least she knows not to was her.

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Michael

Posted at 1:25 PM on January 22, 2013  

Lenne STOP judging my daugther Farrah on things that were filmed way over a year ago…let alone many years ago…Farrah has matured and very respectable to me HER Father and mother….and Sophia is ok and not harmed…people…I just dont know wher you guys are thinking…u

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EvieD

Posted at 3:26 AM on January 30, 2013  

Plucking and waxing is painful for ADULTS! – a child should not have to endure that. Farrah made a ridiculous choice that was selfish and had everything to do with her warped sense of what beauty is. Just because she is insecure with her looks and has a need to look “perfect”, doesn’t mean she has to mess her daughter up. Poor little girl. I’m amazed that anyone (even a parent) could defend such a choice.

 
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Brittany

Posted at 8:07 PM on April 29, 2013  

Please tell us all about how she has matured, being that she just got a dui. That’s super mature. And filming yourself while driving on the interstate with your child in the car for the sake of keek is also super mature!

 
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Mandy

Posted at 10:27 PM on April 29, 2013  

Yes because all the mature people make their own porno and take their child and father to the meeting with porn producers, maybe Sophia watches and will be a wanna be porn star like her mom…and like someone else said, all the mature people get dui’s…Farrah is far from mature…also Farrah needs to quit putting makeup on the kid.

 
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torimili

Posted at 6:09 AM on January 10, 2013  

If it bothered her (Farrah) so much, why didn’t she just shave it off? They make trimmers with eyebrow attachments that are really small and painless. Tweezing and waxing ARE painful, especially with Sophia’s young and sensitive skin.

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Michelle

Posted at 12:32 AM on January 10, 2013  

She better start taking away Sophia’s pacifier. That girl is going to need major dental work. Her overbite is out of line. In my opinion, They are both ugly

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Michael

Posted at 1:20 PM on January 22, 2013  

Michelle…yes I’m Michael SOPHIA’s grandfather and your a judgemental person..and Sophia and Farrah for that matter are NOt ugly…yes you have an opinion BUT YOUR WRONG.

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geidy

Posted at 10:34 PM on January 9, 2013  

girl you sound so stupid.
i pray nothing wrong happens because of what you are doing. but if it does you will feel stupid & will regret it.

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Michael

Posted at 1:22 PM on January 22, 2013  

Nothing will “happen”….Sophia is Ok and healthy…

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Natasha

Posted at 9:49 PM on January 9, 2013  

this makes me sick. what kind of message are you sending your child?! she will grow up to be terribly vein. being a mother my self I personally want my children to know +believe they are perfect just the way they are. it’s what is on the inside that counts, not the outside. Farrah this was a in my opinion a horrible decision. stop trying to justify it, admit you were wrong &should never make your child feel anything less then perfect. another thing it hurts me to wax &tweeze my own eye brows so I can’t image the pain a child would feel. disgusting.

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Arielle.....?

Posted at 6:39 PM on January 9, 2013  

A unibrow is not hygenic? Since when?

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Essie

Posted at 12:54 PM on January 10, 2013  

No kidding. Will she get food stuck in it or something?

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