Just when you thought “Toddlers and Tiaras” couldn’t sink any lower, the TLC hit reality show that follows pint-sized beauty pageant contenders showed one 4-year-old contestant donning fake boobs and a padded bottom to emulate her idol Dolly Parton.
Wearing a hot pink cat suit padded to produce an hourglass silhouette and a peroxide blonde bouffant wig, little Maddy Jackson was transformed into a smaller version of curvy country icon Parton.
Her mother Lindsay Jackson defended her daughter’s “enhancements” Wednesday on “Today.”
“To some people, it’s over the top, to us it’s just what happens. … It’s just normal. When she wears the fake boobs and the fake butt, it’s just like extra bonus,” she said.
In a clip from the show Maddy is seen getting ready with stylist Michael Booth. When Booth asks her, “Do you like the boobies in your outfit,” Maddy replies yes. Booth does not.
He tells her, “I think you’re cute and you would be just as cute without those, don’t you?”
“I wasn’t a big fan of the outfit with the boobs in it. She’s very young, but hopefully the judges will perceive it in good taste,” Booth says later.
Even her pint-sized competitors were unsure of what to make of Maddy’s outfit. When another girl points to her chest and says, “What’s that,” Maddy wraps her arms around her fake bust.
Mom comes to the rescue and says, “Tell her you’re Dolly Parton.”
When it came time to perform on stage, Maddy channeled her idol, with her hands on her hips, she wiggled her bottom.
One judge said that she and her fellow judges thought it was cute that Maddy came dressed as Parton. “She put a little stuffing in and looked the part,” she said.
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