MaKenzie Myers – Toddlers and Tiaras
At just four years of age, MaKenzie Myers was already gracing our screens as a star of Toddlers and Tiaras. She came with prestige and was already a winner on the pageantry circuit having scooped the title of “Supreme Queen.” Her behavior was sometimes criticized for being pretty wild and unruly, but that never stopped her from winning when she was on the show. Her mom was also criticized for not keeping her daughter in check, and as a result, MaKenzie was one of the most memorable stars.
MaKenzie Myers – Today
MaKenzie Myers had a huge impact on the show, and the star was parodied in a 2011 sketch on “Funny or Die.” She was portrayed by Ashley Tisdale in that sketch and continued to feature in pageants until 2013, clearly still enjoying the thrill of competition. After 2013 it seems as though she decided to take a step away from that world and she hasn’t competed since. Now it looks as though she has devoted her time to normal childhood activities, like going to school and hanging out with friends
Kayla Hatton – Toddlers and Tiaras
Truly putting the toddler in Toddlers and Tiaras, Kayla Hatton first appeared in pageants when she was just 15 months old. She had been featuring in pageants from such a young age it was pretty much normality for her, and she always knew how to keep a crowd happy. She was perhaps most famous on the show for one particular moment which had millions of people talking. Taking to the stage, Kayla was all set to perform a dance routine dressed as Shirley Temple, however, instead of tap dancing, she twerked!
Kayla Hatton – Today
While on the show Kayla expressed an interest in other things besides pageantry. She said she loved dancing and cheerleading and as she got older, it seems as though she moved away from tiaras and pursued her interests. Kayla is a part of the cheerleading squad at her school, and things all seem to be going well for the young girl. Perhaps one day she’ll return to competing in pageants, but for now she appears to be happy being apart of the cheerleading squad.
Taralyn Eschberger – Toddlers and Tiaras
Back in 2009 to 2011, red haired pageant competitor Taralyn Eschberger appeared in Toddlers and Tiaras, with many fans loving how calm she seemed to be. Unlike many of the other competitors, Taralyn competed with style and grace, not getting flustered or going crazy under the pressure. She always acted with dignity and poise, with her time on the show generating a lot of attention. She appeared on several talk shows during her time on the show including Good Morning America.
Taralyn Eschberger – Today
There was plenty of media attention on Tarlyn following her time on the show, but it seems as though she chose not to remain in the public eye. Instead, she opted to head back to relative normality and spend her childhood going to school with her friends. Tarlyn joined the cheerleading squad after her time on Toddlers and Tiaras but has chosen to seek fame once more. When she isn’t cheerleading, she is trying to break into show business through her other passion, singing and making music.
Madison Berg – Toddlers and Tiaras
Although the show was named Toddlers and Tiaras, Madison Berg was an ancient 10 years old when she appeared on the reality TV program. Like several other contestants, Madison received some criticism over her bossy behavior and diva-esque attitude. Even though she was criticized, she never let that dampen her spirits and went into every competition with supreme confidence. She won most of the competitions she entered, with her strong personality shining through to help her take the tiara more often than not.
Madison Berg – Today
Pageantry is clearly something that Madison Berg is extremely passionate about as she still competes to this day, winning more and more titles as the years go by. She was recently crowned Teen Mississippi in 2017 but found the time to be a part of her high school cheerleading squad. She applied her grit and determination to become an excellent cheerleader, a skill she shows off at her college while studying elementary education, with particular focus on physical education.
Kylie LaDuca – Toddlers and Tiaras
Viewers of Toddlers and Tiaras first met Kylie LaDuca in 2012, but she had already been competing for years in the pageantry world before we met her. She won her first competition in 2010, and her introduction on the show was a memorable one. She introduced herself as a little monster while her mom called her a “triple f.” What does triple f mean? Fearless, ferocious, and five. Kylie definitely did not lack any confidence, and her dance moves were some of the best ever seen on the show.
Kylie LaDuca – Today
Kylie LaDuca was apparently born to be on the stage, and even though she has retired from the pageantry scene for now, she still dreams big. The young star also began modeling when she was on Toddlers and Tiaras, and it’s something that she continues to do today as she heads to middle school. She loves modeling so much that she has indicated there isn’t much chance of her heading back to pageant life anytime soon.
SaLiz Anderson – Toddlers and Tiaras
Before she even had her first birthday, she was entered into a pageant by her family. By the time she appeared on Toddlers and Tiaras, SaLiz was already an old pro at getting on stage and doing her thing. One thing many fans of the show remember was SaLiz’s mom, who appeared to be an incredibly intense and over the top person. SaLoiz’s mom later revealed that she believed she was misrepresented and that SaLiz was in the pageants because she loved doing them, not because she was pushed into it.
SaLiz Anderson – Today
From an early age, SaLiz had dreams of being a big star and as she grows up those dreams are still there. After leaving Toddlers and Tiaras, SaLiz has concentrated on being a good student and it was reported that she had been taking AP classes, while scoring high grades. As well as focusing on her academic career she plays sports, participating in her school’s volleyball and basketball teams. She is pursuing a career in music too, playing in the school band as well as performing on her own YouTube channel.
Paisley Dickey – Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras viewers might remember Paisley Dickey better as “Peppermint,” a name she was often called on the show. She is considered to be one of the most memorable cast members after she appeared on stage dressed as Julia Roberts’ character in Pretty Woman. This sparked much controversy as lots of viewers thought it was inappropriate to dress up such a young girl in such a provocative outfit. Her mom insisted it was all just a bit of fun though and the criticism didn’t seem to hold them back much.
Paisley Dickey – Today
Even though she was in the spotlight for potentially the wrong reasons, that hasn’t stopped Paisley having a successful career in the public eye. She might no longer be appearing in Toddlers and Tiaras, but Paisley continues to feature in the spotlight. She is now into acting and has appeared in the movies Exeter and Beacon Point. Not limiting herself to acting, Paisley also is looking into a musical career by learning to both sing and play the guitar, she’s even written her own song.
Isabella Barrett – Toddlers and Tiaras
Isabella was a very outspoken member of the Toddlers and Tiaras cast, along with her mom. They will be most remembered for their criticism of Paisley Dickey’s Pretty Woman outfit, something that many people criticised them for. Paisley’s mom believed they had been misrepresented on the show but not long after Isabella made her comments she left the show in a very public manner. It seems the cast members weren’t allowed to criticize the outfit, just the public watching on.
Isabella Barrett – Today
Ultimately Isabella had the last laugh as after she left the show she went on to arguably be the most successful of any former cast member. Despite the negativity that surrounded her, she is a self-made millionaire at the tender age of 11. Launching her own business in 2013, this young star’s makeup and jewelry line has become a huge success. Now she is the owner of two companies, Bound By the Crown and Glitzy Girl, while also dipping her toes into the acting and singing worlds.
Alaska Mathews – Toddlers and Tiaras
Alaska was memorable in her own right due to her success on the pageantry circuit, but it was an interaction with her mom
that most viewers will remember her for. Alaska was being made up by her mom who insisted on bleaching Alaska’s teeth, which fans thought was pretty questionable, before her mom went on to tint her eyelashes. While tinting her young daughter’s eyelashes, some of the dye went in Alaska’s eye which left her in great pain, but according to her mother she did nothing wrong.
Alaska Mathews – Today
Despite what many thought was pushy behavior from Alaska’s mom, the young star of Toddlers and Tiaras continues to be involved in the pageantry world today. Her mom’s treatment of her did mean that her mother ended up with an invite to speak on the Dr. Phil show, but mother and daughter have moved on with their lives now. Alaska does some modeling work and is also hoping to have a singing career in the future, she is also in the cheerleading squad and drama club at her school.
Ava Bartello – Toddlers and Tiara
Ava Bartello began entering pageants when she was five years old, and it wasn’t long before she started taking home the prizes. While on Toddlers and Tiaras, Ava was fortunate enough to take the title of Little Miss Grand Supreme. That wasn’t good enough for this competitive youngster who wanted to be the Ultimate Grand Supreme and shortly after failing to take that title, a full-on meltdown was happening. Luckily there were several cameras on hand to capture this moment few fans of the show will ever forget.
Ava Bartello – Today
Ava has continued to enter beauty pageants, but now is a little older and wiser. She has tapped into her fanbase and has a huge online following across several social media platforms, updating her followers with pictures of her life and travels. Ava shares her makeup tips as well as answering fan questions on her YouTube channel, but she doesn’t plan on stopping there. She wants a busy career and plans to go into acting sometime in the future.
Lacey-Mae Mason – Toddlers and Tiaras
One of the more memorable cast members of Toddlers and Tiaras was Lacey-Mae Mason. The young girl was the only cast member with dwarfism who had an incredibly positive attitude. She wasn’t so driven to winning competitions and preferred just to have fun. Her positive attitude soon began to win over many judges as well as gain a bunch of fans from those watching at home. Her mom stated that she entered Lacy-Mae into the pageants not to win, but to boost her daughter’s confidence.
Lacey-Mae Mason – Today
Following her time on the show, Lacey-Mae continued entering beauty pageants but also turned her attention to doing good for others. She became hugely involved in an anti-bullying campaign. Creating her very own movement. Lacey-Mae is the creator of “Piece by Piece,” a group who try to raise awareness of dwarfism and reduce the amount of bullying people with dwarfism can face. Apart from her pageantry and positive work with dwarfism LAcey-Mae is just your average school kid.
Ever Rose Minor – Toddlers and Tiaras
Perhaps Ever Rose Minor will be best remembered by fans of Toddlers and Tiaras for her mother’s attitude rather than what she did on the show herself. Ever Rose’s mom was openly critical of her daughter’s weight, even going so far as to put her on a diet and stopping her from eating more than 1,600 calories per day. If there’s one thing children can’t help doing, it’s growing, so her mom’s attitude seemed pretty unfair but the diet was working, and soon her clothes were too big for her.
Ever Rose Minor – Today
For those who worried about Ever Rose, she would later leave the pageantry world and focus on just being a normal kid instead. She lives her life trying to have as much fun as possible and like so many other former pageantry competitors has become a cheerleader for her school. No longer does she have to be put on a restricted diet by her mom to fit into her clothes, all Ever Rose has to worry about now is remembering her dance moves while cheering on her school’s sports teams.
Alycesaundra Lyerly – Toddlers and Tiaras
Alycesaundra was fortunate enough to not have to go to the beauty pageants all by herself, she could share the pressure of competition alongside her twin sister, Giavanna. Fans of Toddlers and Tiaras gave the pair the very original name of the “Tiara Twins.” Alycesaundra and her twin were just four when they appeared on the show, while their mom did her best to make sure they were successful. Her mom once revealed she thought she had spent around $500,000 on the pageantry world, including dresses, tour buses, and even bodyguards.
Alycesaundra Lyerly – Today
As time went on Alycesaundra realized that the pageantry world just wasn’t for her. She stepped away from being judged while on stage and focused her attention on other things more important to her. Perhaps she enjoyed wearing the dresses but not the being paraded on stage as she has dreams of having her very own clothing line. Apart from making clothes, Alycesaundra lives a pretty normal childhood, going to school and making friends with her classmates.
Giavanna Lyerly – Toddlers and Tiaras
Alycesaundra’s twin sister Giavanna was the other half of the Tiara Twins, but she had more support from viewers than her sister. Most parents say they don’t have a favorite child, but it seemed clear to viewers that Giavanna’s mom preferred her twin sister. When the twins’ mom was interviewed she stated that one of her children was a brat, while the other one was great. Audiences couldn’t believe what they were hearing and so began rooting for Giavanna.
Giavanna Lyerly – Today
Even though her sister was seemingly their mom’s favorite, it was Giavanna who continued to compete in the pageantry world, not her sister. She also has gone on to have a successful modeling career, while making appearances on shows such as AP Life and Dr. Phil. Her time on Toddlers and Tiaras prepared her for success, and she recently won the Little Miss South Carolina pageant. She continues to go to school and even wins awards thee too, winning Student of the Month!
Destiny Christian – Toddlers and Tiaras
One of the most controversial moments on Toddlers and Tiaras involved Destiny Christian. Her mom dressed her up as Sandy from the musical Greece, dressing her as the ‘bad’ version of the character. The costume was criticized due to a controversial prop added by her mom, a fake cigarette. Many viewers were uncomfortable with the idea that a very young child should have such an item in their hands. Destiny’s mom was heavily criticized for putting the prop in her daughter’s hand.
Destiny Christian – Today
Destiny now spends less of her time grabbing headlines for her antics on beauty pageants. The former cast member of Toddlers and Tiaras is involved in singing, modeling, and dancing. There was a time when she wanted to act but now feels as though life in the spotlight isn’t for her. She loves dancing, and placed an impressive second in her very first competition in 2017. Apart from being known as the kid who held a fake cigarette, Destiny leads a pretty normal life now.
Alexis Todd – Toddlers and Tiaras
Parents of young pageant competitors are sometimes criticized for their roles in pushing their children to get a competitive edge. Alexis Todd was fully prepared to embrace whatever it took to beat her competition and had no issues with getting spray tans or visiting a chiropractor. Her mom took her to have her spine adjusted as she thought it would give Alexis a better chance of taking home the tiara. The adjustment might have given Alexis an edge, but she didn’t come in first place, instead finishing runner-up Little Miss Supreme.
Alexis Todd – Today
It seems as though Alexis Todd absolutely loves competition and although she features in pageants still, she is involved in many more activities today. Alexis is very involved in the world of competitive cheerleading as well becoming a soccer player and competitive swimmer. Alexis likes to showcase her gymnastics skills on social media while she has also become involved with modeling and acting. When she finds the time in her busy schedule, Alexis like spending as much time with her family as possible.
Eden Wood – Toddlers and Tiaras
One of the most successful pageant contestants on Toddlers and Tiaras was undoubtedly Eden Wood. The young competitor was one of the best on the circuit and was a serial winner of competitions. Winning seemed to be so easy for her that by the time she was six she decided to retire from competing in pageants. Several years later Eden would return to Toddlers and Tiaras but not as a competitor, she was a guest judge for the latest batch of pageant kids.
Eden Wood – Today
Toddlers and Tiaras was just the beginning for Eden Wood, who starred in her own reality TV show after first appearing on the pageantry program. It seems everything she touches turns to gold as she has featured in a successful film, The Little Rascals Save the Day, and has made a success of her modeling career too. Eden walked the runway in a show for New York Fashion Week. As if that wasn’t enough, she still goes to school where she is a cheerleader and a dancer.
Alana Thompson – Toddlers and Tiaras
Alena Thompson is probably the most famous cast member of Toddlers and Tiaras, but you might know her by another name. Alana is undoubtedly best known as Honey Boo Boo, and from the moment she was on the screen viewers couldn’t take their eyes off her. She was a sassy young girl who had a bubbly personality and plenty of energy. People couldn’t get enough of her, and she had a huge following, so much so that people were pretty much tuning into Toddlers and Tiaras just to see her.
Alana Thompson – Today
Her popularity was sky high, and TV execs decided they needed to give Alana her own show. She was given a spin-off show titled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which had a decent following for the four seasons it ran for. Fans of Honey Boo Boo would also get to see her in her mom’s reality TV show, From Not to Hot, where audiences followed her weight loss journey. Alana is now 12 years old, and fans can tune in to Dancing with the Stars: Junior to see more of her.
Brenna Gaskin – Toddlers and Tiaras
First appearing in Toddlers and Tiaras in 2009, Brenna Gaskin became known to audience members for her seemingly poor attitude. She behaved badly, but regardless of her actions, viewers seemed to love her, and she was invited back on the show in 2013. Brenna was compared to a doll when she first appeared on the show but even though she appeared a little more grown up the second time around she hadn’t lost her bold personality.
Brenna Gaskin – Today
She was at the forefront of many people’s attention following her appearance in Toddlers and Tiaras in 2013, and that attention got her cast in Johnny Knoxville’s comedy film Bad Grandpa. In that movie, there was a beauty pageant scene, which is exactly where you can spot Brenna if you look closely. Although it seemed she was destined for the stars, Brenna has chosen to step away from the limelight and is no longer in the public eye, perhaps due to the negative attention she was getting from the show.
Mia Spargo – Toddlers and Tiaras
Among the cast members of Toddlers and Tiaras, Mia Spargo was probably one of the most well-loved. She was always praised for her success at the pageants and, even though she wasn’t one of the controversial competitors, she was always memorable, standing out for her endearing manners. On one occasion she really stood out, despite only being four when she did a Shirley Temple routine, her performance was better than the five other girls all dressed exactly the same!
Mia Spargo – Today
Sadly Mia had to endure something no child should, she was diagnosed with brain cancer at the tender age of six. The devastating news came just a short while after she left Toddlers and Tiaras and had to go through a difficult time dealing with chemotherapy and other treatments. Mia showed she was a fighter though and after two years of battling, she was declared cancer free. She hasn’t returned to pageant as of yet, instead taking life easy for the time being as she recovers from her tough battle.
Maddy Jackson – Toddlers and Tiaras
We first met Maddy Jackson when she was just four years old on Toddlers and Tiaras. It was clear from the beginning that Maddy was going to do well in her competitions, as she was super cheerful, but there was a moment of controversy surrounding the young star of the show. She was dressed up as Dolly Parton but was given some padding by her mom in certain regions of her body which lots of viewers deemed to be inappropriate for such a young girl.
Maddy Jackson – Today
That costume proved to be a breaking point in Maddy’s family. Her father sued her mom for custody of Maddy as he felt she had exploited their daughter and was pretty mad about it. After a battle in court, they came to an arrangement but Maddy’s mother did admit she regretted the costume choice when looking back at how it was received. Due to the negative publicity, Maddy and her mom were banned from entering any more pageants, and their family chooses to live a quiet life.