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‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ Moms Get Shocking Makeovers On Anderson Cooper

Thu, February 16, 2012 7:20pm EDT by 17 Comments
Toddlers & Tiaras Makeover

These infamous women dress their daughters up in over-the-top and revealing costumes, but now the pageant moms are getting the beauty queen treatment themselves!

On Anderson Cooper‘s talk show, four of the most controversial moms from TLC’s Toddlers and Tiaras were given pageant makeovers to mimic their daughters! Did it make the moms think twice about making their young daughters perform in revealing outfits and extreme makeup?

Alana Thompson, aka “Honey Boo Boo Child,” and her mom, June Shannon, wore hot pink tutus and ruffles. June says her corset was tight, but she thought the outfit was fun.

“We have had a blast,” she says. “This is something we’ll laugh about for years to come. This is fun, this is all about having fun.”

For June, the experiment didn’t change her attitude: “I don’t rethink any decision that I’ve made for my daughter as far as pageants.”

She even compared the highly competitive pageant world to sports. “To us women who do it everyday, it is a sport,” June explains. “Alana, she loves doing it, she’s not into the basketball or the baseball or anything like that.”

The mother of 8-year-old Laci Crews wasn’t a fan of her Lady Gaga-esque costume, who described the revealing spandex getup as “weird.” Yet, she didn’t have any problem with her young daughter sporting the look.

“I mean, she doesn’t have anything, it’s different for children,” Alicia Morgan said. “It’s not showing anything. It’s a swimsuit for her.”

Check out the rest of the interviews and makeovers on Anderson Cooper when it airs on Friday, Feb. 17!

What do YOU think of the makeovers, HollyMoms?

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  2. ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’: Pageant Moms Reveal They Make Their Young Daughters Diet
  3. ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ Eden Wood Is Now A Spokesmodel