‘Toddlers and Tiara’s’ Mothers Pumping Daughters with Secret ‘Pageant Crack’

January 6, 2012  |  

Makeup, fake tans, teeth whitening, weaves, we’re all well aware that these are the sorts of primping techniques that go hand in hand with pageantry, but mothers are also pumping their little girls with suspicious substances to make them “perform.”

On this week’s episode, of “Toddler’s and Tiara’s,” June Holler, mother of 6-year-old, Alana, told producers about the various things she’s used to excite her daughter before she goes on stage.

“We had tried Pixy Stix, as they’re called ‘pageant crack.’ We went through fifteen bags at one pageant, and it just don’t do anything for her.”

Now, it seems, an unidentified “special juice” is doing the trick. Because of the green bottle her daughter can be seen drinking from, some have assumed the liquid is simply Mountain Dew, although others speculate it may be alcohol. From June’s description, it could be a mixture of both that’s giving her daughter the extra “oomph” she was going for.

“A lot of mom says, ‘Oh, well you’re doping up your child’, well hey, no I’m not. I’m not hurting her,” she said.

“She just drinks it for pageants, to give her that extra “oomph”. So, whatever works for your child, use it.”

Are you sure you’re not hurting her? Judging from Alana’s behavior, the “go-go” juice appears to have a pretty strong effect on the girl. The amount of sugar in pixy sticks isn’t healthy for anyone, especially a growing child, and I hate to see what she’ll put her daughter through to work off the extra pounds from these sugar boosts. I don’t think I have to even mention how dangerous it would be to give anyone under 21, much less the age of 10, alcohol. I’m starting to think pageant organizations need to establish some sort of regulations for testing children before a competition the way athletes are, or at least regulating some of the extreme methods these mothers use.

Do you think pageant organizers need to step up and regulate some of the preparations mothers put their children through before competitions?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

More on Madame Noire!

Trending on MadameNoire

View Comments
Comment Disclaimer: Comments that contain profane or derogatory language, video links or exceed 200 words will require approval by a moderator before appearing in the comment section. XOXO-MN
blog comments powered by Disqus