20From Toddlers & Tiaras to Honey Boo Boo


The show generated some negative reactions about some of the activities that the parents asked the girls to do during their presentations on stage.

When the reality show Toddlers & Tiaras aired in 2008, many of us met a universe that was totally unknown, child beauty contests. The program followed real people who had their little princesses participating in this type of contests. They also showed us all the effort and dedication

that they invested to get their daughters to win the big prize, the tiara, and the money, from forcing them to have fake tans, hair extensions, and even fake teeth to achieve a perfect smile.

And according to Melissa Henson from CNN "In February 2007, the American Psychological Association released a report on the [adult-ization] of girls that found that girls' exposure to hyper-[adult-ized] media content can negatively impact their cognitive and emotional development; is strongly associated with eating [problems], low self-esteem and depression; leads to fewer girls pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics; and causes diminished... health."

Later the show was canceled, but many of the girls who captivated the attention of the audience got their own contracts to get their own reality show, as was the case of Eden Wood with her reality show Eden's World, and Alana who won her reality show called Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

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