Trophies, Tantrums and Eyebrow Waxes Take Over TLC's Brand New Little Miss Atlanta
The four-part series premieres Oct. 5 at 10 p.m. ET on TLC
Move over, Toddlers and Tiaras – there’s more beauty pageant bonanza coming to the small screen.
PEOPLE can exclusively announce that TLC is launching Little Miss Atlanta, a four-episode Toddlers and Tiaras spin-off that chronicles the fiercely competitive world of the Little Miss Black US Pageant in Atlanta.
Each episode of the brand new series will follow three young pageant contestants and their mothers as they prepare for the intense competition. The girls range in age from 3–10 years old – but it’s safe to say their stage moms are the ones that eat, sleep and breathe pageants.
The reality show will also star Jasmine Crowe and Kim Anderson, who co-founded the Little Miss Black US pageant system in an effort to celebrate African-American girls and young women.
In the exclusive season supertease, pageant organizer Crowe promises the Little Miss Atlanta girls will blow you away – and that’s an understatement.
“Our girls bring it like no other pageant in the country,” says Crowe as footage of the young girls strutting their stuff unfolds. “Everyone knows Atlanta is the black Hollywood mecca, and now I’m trying to make it the black pageant mecca, too.”
“Boy, do we have some divas and the cutest, most adorable little girls in the world,” remarks Anderson, the pageant organizer and a former beauty queen.
As for the contestants? Well, the trailer speaks for itself.
“What I like most about the pageant is trophies!” chants one girl excitedly. “Trophies, trophies, trooooophies!”
“[The other girls] have already been killed, but I’m going to kill them more,” promises another.
Meanwhile, no one takes the competition more seriously than the mothers.
“Everyone wants their daughter to win,” says Crowe. “They’re going to stop at nothing, whether it’s getting their hair done, nails done, eyebrows arched at 6 years old – they want that little girl to win.”
Says one weary husband: “My wife’s addiction to pageants is really over-the-top. Keeping [her] from overspending on any occasion is a full-time job.”
And that means strict control over their daughter’s beauty routine – and their weight.
“You’ve probably been sneaking dairy products!” one mother says after her little girl steps on the scale.
“I’m not fat!” her daughter fires back.
“You’re supposed to eat, sleep, breathe pageant!” yells another mother at her daughter. “I drive too far and do too much for you to be playing. I’m dead serious.”
But the women aren’t only fighting with their children – they’re also fighting with the other mothers.
“Money bags, bitch!” screams one woman. “That’s my name – Google it.”
As insults get hurled back and forth (“See you on the floor!” “Bye, Felicia!”), Anderson sums it all up perfectly: “Has anybody clocked into their mind today? Hello?”
Little Miss Atlanta premieres Oct. 5 at 10 p.m. ET on TLC.