Toddlers & Tiaras Stars: Where Are They Now?
Tantrums, toddlers and tiaras — the three T’s that pretty much described what Toddlers & Tiaras was all about. Oh, and hairspray — it’s not a T, but the show had a lot of hairspray. Love it or hate it, the reality TV series kept fans tuning in for more and brought us some of the best GIF and meme material for years.
Some of the kids from the show have gone on to star in other shows, while others have returned to their regular lives. Some have completely disappeared from the public eye, probably due to controversial moments on the show. Let's take a look at where the Toddlers & Tiaras cast members are now.
Isabella Barrett was also a huge Toddlers & Tiaras breakout star. Since then, she has created quite an impressive resume and even won the Little Miss America 2012 crown. She was featured in several film projects, according to IMDb, and she appears to still be pursuing her passion for modeling.
Destiny shocked the world when she performed a Grease routine, complete with a (fake) cigarette. It was a pretty controversial moment that became one of the most iconic Toddlers & Tiaras scenes. In fact, it actually shocked a TV journalist to the point that she demanded to know why her mom had allowed her to do it.
Eden Wood was one of the most popular Toddlers & Tiaras cast members. She has worked in modeling since she was six months old, and she stole our hearts on the show with her personality — and her meltdowns. After the show, she played Darla in The Little Rascals Save the Day.
The "fearless and ferocious" Kylie LaDuca was among some of the most popular contestants on the show. She grabbed people’s attention with relatable remarks, admitting that money is her favorite part of the entire competition, for example. We hear that!
Madison Berg, a.k.a. Tootie, was a typical Toddlers & Tiaras diva. Her controversial stage mom made T&T fans swarm to social media to critique her parenting, saying she was raising a spoiled brat. Over the years, Madison received an endless amount of online bullying.
Alycesaundra and Giavanna Lyerly
Known as the Tiara Twins, Alycesaundra and Giavanna Lyerly had a pretty popular Toddlers & Tiaras episode. After all, it's rare to see two sassy pageant girls who pretty much look alike. Their episode was pretty well received, despite the lack of significant controversies, which allowed the twins to stay in the spotlight without hiding from social media.
One of the most memorable and controversial Toddlers & Tiaras characters was Peppermint Paisley — real name Paisley Dickey. She certainly raised some eyebrows when her mom dressed her as a character from Pretty Woman.
Ah, Kayla Hatton — where do we even begin? Most known for her Shirley Temple outfit, she caused a lot of controversy among Toddlers & Tiaras viewers. Her performance also spawned a lot of opposing opinions and actually went viral, making her one of the most infamous contestants to appear on the show.
Brenna was one of the sassiest Toddlers & Tiaras personalities ever. From screaming to randomly falling down in interviews, she entertained and deserved some long-term success. Her videos got millions of views. Many people agreed she had a lot of attitude and needed a Super Nanny, but she was also hilarious.
Not all Toddlers & Tiaras cast members got an immediate happy ending. For Alaska Mathews, the show was just the beginning of controversy and scandals. Let’s not forget her mom actually put permanent mascara on her daughter, even though Alaska tried to refuse.
Let’s talk about Karmen Walker. You might remember her — or her mom — as the crying, spray-tanned pageant kid. In one of the most heartbreaking moments on the show, Karmen said she was smiling on the inside, while looking incredibly sad on the outside. Relatable.
Remember the mom who modeled a G-string in front of her 2-year-old kid? That kid was SamiJo Grace. Her mom believed that exposing children to everything possible would lead them to accept a culturally diverse world.
Emerald Gordon Wulf
Emerald Gordon Wulf was one of the most grounded Toddlers & Tiaras contestants to appear on the show. There was nothing controversial about the mother and daughter duo. They just wanted to put on a show, and Emerald was able to survive the show without any controversies or scandals.
Allyson went viral after it was revealed that she spray tans because she wants to look "brown like Beyonce." Her episode received a lot of backlash from the media, and the moment is still viral with millions of views. Still, it made sense why Allyson never returned to Toddlers & Tiaras.
Olivia is the little girl screaming about wanting a crown in the promos for her season. She was described as a sassy pageant princess who loves glitz. Her grown-up attitude was pretty impressive, and she delivered a lot of funny one-liners. She also put her mom in actual time out.
Jaidyn made quite a statement when she said that no one's going to kick her hiney. She was described as sassy to the core, and she was pretty confident about winning the pageant. If you could only have that level of confidence again, right? Although she had a few tantrums, her episode was pretty well received.
Elizabeth was born with glitter in her veins. She admitted that her personality is "way over the top" and that she is spoiled, with full understanding of what that means. She was a lot to handle on the show, but her episode garnered millions of views. Her mom even got her a private helicopter to take her to the pageant because she couldn't be bothered to sit in traffic.
Madisyn Verst was another controversial Toddlers & Tiaras contestant. Her infamous moment on stage went viral, and her parents were highly criticized. Why? They allowed Maddy to wear a padded bra for her pageant performance. Not disturbing enough? She wore it while she was portraying Dolly Parton.
Pageant dads were a rare gem on Toddlers & Tiaras, but they made everything so much more fun. Brooke McKown’s dad was the reason Brooke’s appearance on the show went viral. He was a bodybuilder, and he came under fire for body-shaming some of the moms on the show.
Mia Grande was known for her super inappropriate Madonna performance. Let’s just say her outfit didn't sit well with viewers. That’s right — she wore Madonna's infamous cone outfit. While it might have looked good on Madonna, it's something you should never have to see on a child. Mia and her mother had quite a controversial appearance on the show.
The sassy diva Laci Crews had some stellar one-liners on the show, claiming she’s all that and a bag of chips. Before the show, she never lost a pageant, and she was determined to practice every day. Laci and her mom later appeared on Anderson Cooper, where it became her mom’s time to put on a pageant-worthy performance.
Kailia has to be one of the most GIF-worthy Toddlers & Tiaras contestants ever. In fact, her primary GIF is probably more popular than her actual episode, although she did have moments that prompted viewers to laugh out loud. She admitted that she likes to win because she gets money, and she loves money.
Hallee wanted everyone to know that she was not a Republican. She was a "demorat" (her words) who would happily love to see Hillary Clinton win the election. Unfortunately, she didn’t get to see that happen, but what did happen was yet another viral Toddlers & Tiaras video.
"It's exhausting, being this beautiful," Mackenzie said in one of the best Toddlers & Tiaras quotes out there. Along with a cute quote, she actually managed to escape Toddlers & Tiaras without negative controversies. Her episode was well received, and she left a positive impression.
Sophia-Rayne was an absolutely adorable character who was confident that her cheeks would bring her a win — and so they did. Honestly, can we get some of that confidence? Everyone could certainly use it. Her episode was absolutely adorable with no controversies involved. We love it when that happens!
Janeyah was known for her over-the-top sassy attitude — and boy did she have a lot of it. Despite this, she was praised for being a well-rounded kid that didn't let her tantrums get the best of her. Her two moms were also given kudos for allowing her to be a relatively normal pageant girl.
Okay, here's someone who didn't actually appear on Toddlers & Tiaras as a pageant girl. She was the pageant judge! Her episodes mainly aired in 2013. Over the past two decades, you may have seen Taylor in plenty of shows without even knowing it.
One of the most shocking things about Ma'Leeh is that her mother revealed to the entire nation that the kid wasn't her favorite. To top it all off, Ma'Leeh was crying about how she had no friends and no one to play with at the time. In true Madonna style, she goes by a single name — although she certainly has a last name in real life.
Honey Boo Boo
Let's take a minute to honor one of the most famous Toddlers & Tiaras contestants ever. Honey Boo Boo, a.k.a. Alana Thompson, was known for her bold personality and the "go-go juice" made by her mother to hype her up.
Ava Bartello gave us some pretty good insight into what happens when a child doesn't win something — complete and utter tantrum. Her episode was full of drama, and let’s be honest — it was absolutely hilarious!