Madisyn Verst: Before
It takes about 3 hours of prep – and more than $3,000 for outfits, accoutrements, accessories and entry fees – to get this 5-year-old ready for pageant day.
Madisyn Verst: After
Maddy’s mother, Lindsay Jackson, and her grandmother foot her five-figure annual pageant bill.
The big winner at the California Gold Coast pageant, Kailia, 5, is an old pro: She first hit the stage at 7 days old.
Time for Talent
Kailia shows off her skills – and flexibility! – on stage in Oxnard, Calif.
Beauty Is Pain?
Like many girls featured on Toddlers & Tiaras Kalia displays a serious disdain for hair spray.
MaKenzie Myers: Before
“When she’s not competing, she looks like any other 6-year-old girl,” says MaKenzie’s mom, Juana (right).
MaKenzie Myers: After
With her flipper (snap-on teeth that many “glitz” pageant contestants wear) firmly in place, MaKenzie works the stage.