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Pageants Behind the Scenes: Toddlers, Tiaras, Tempers and Tantrums

The Texas State Beauty Pageant in Austin, Texas, is home to pint-size beauty queens with big attitudes and high style. In Texas, "we like all the glamour, we like the rhinestones, we like the sequins, we like the big beautiful hair," said Annette Hill, the owner of Universal Royalty, which runs the pageant. "Everything's gone to high fashion," concurred pageant judge Kathy Petty. "The gaudier the better." At this year's pageant, 50 girls and boys -- even babies as young as 2 weeks old --...Full Story
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