As it does every season, TLC's "Toddlers & Tiaras" brought a ton of glitz and glam to cable TV. But it also offered some incredibly controversial scenes the last few months.
Season four wraps up on
Wednesday Sept. 21 (TLC just revealed it has added another episode), but let's take a look back at some of the things that the little pageant queens -- and their grown-up pageant moms -- did to cause viewers' jaws to drop.
No. 5: Eden shaves her grandpa
Yes, you read that right. The 5-year-old wanted to do a jungle theme for a performance and asked her adopted grandfather to be Tarzan to her Jane. But you can't be Tarzan if you're pale and hairy, so out came the razor. But it didn't end there for Pops. Eden also spray tanned the loving grandparent.
No 4: The little Beyonce
Dancing and singing like the famous pop star isn't enough for Allyson, who also desperately wants to look like Beyonce. "She's obsessed with wanting ... to be brown," her mom revealed.
No. 3: 9-year-old Daisy Duke
Chloe didn't just wear a revealing costume at her beauty pageant -- she also showed off some not-so-age-appropriate strutting on stage. "I always think that the judges are going to think that maybe, just maybe, Daisy Duke is a little too risque," mom Jamie said. Umm, yeah ...
No 2: Little Dolly Parton
Thought Daisy Duke was out there for a 9-year-old? How about a toddler dressed as Dolly Parton? Sure, little Maddy was wearing a sparkly fuchsia costume that had her relatively covered up, but it was all the extras that had viewers screaming foul. Mom Lindsay Jackson decided to age her daughter a bit by enhancing the little one's chest and behind with some padding. "What's that?" another contestant asked Maddy, pointing to the enhancements. (Lindsay told TODAY that the extras are a family heirloom, which she had also used as a child beauty queen contestant.)
No 1: 'Pretty Woman' Paisley
Barring a surprise upset on the upcoming season finale, it's probably a safe bet to select little Paisley's very adult costume from the film featuring a very adult profession as the most outrageous move on this season of "Toddlers & Tiaras." Dressing such a young girl as a working girl upset too many folks to count, but mom Wendy Dickey defended the move, saying the outfit (blonde wig, thigh-high boots, short skirt and itty bitty tank top) covered up more than swimwear. Regardless of how you feel about Paisley's controversial outfit, mom has since revealed that she's selling it for charity.
"Toddlers & Tiaras" season four finale airs on TLC at 10 p.m. on Sept. 21.
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