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Bismarck.
May 12th, 2011, 10:20 PM
I knew these things were fucked up, but this is just unbelievable :help:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1386312/Pageant-mum-gives-year-old-daughter-BOTOX-WAXES-legs.html

When a child smiles and flashes a couple of dimples, people usually comment on how adorable they look.

But when you are the eight-year-old daughter of a pageant mum, even the most endearing imperfection cannot be tolerated.

California mum Kerry Campbell has come under fire after admitting she injects her young daughter Britney with Botox to get rid of 'wrinkles' that appear on the girl's face when she smiles.

In a shocking example of how far some competitive parents will go in the name of pageant success, Kerry also waxes her daughter's upper legs in case she hits puberty and any 'fluffy hair' starts to appear.

Experts said the child is now at risk of long-lasting psychological problems because of the beauty treatments.

Kerry, a part-time beautician who also administers Botox on herself, claimed she only gives her daughter the treatment because when they were applying for pageants, her child asked her for it.

'We were getting into the pageants. I knew she was complaining about her face, having wrinkles, and things like that. When I brought it up to Britney she was all for it,' she told Good Morning America.

'She had watched me do it before. So when we first did it she was fine with it.'

When they spot 'wrinkles', Kerry gives her daughter five injections in three different locations on Britney's face.

Kerry would not comment on where she buys the expensive treatment from, saying only that she had 'a trusted source where I get it. He is a behind-the-scene doctor.'

'The few times that we did it, it would lessen the lines,' said Kerry. 'They wouldn't completely disappear, she's a kid. And we don't do so much to where it's going to make a big difference. Just on the lines.'

Kerry also admitted to waxing her daughter in the name of pageant success.

'They call it little fluffy hair,' she said. 'They get judged on all that stuff. It's a tough world, the pageant world, I'm telling you. The kids are harsh.'

Eight-year-old Britney added: 'I just don't think it's ladylike to have hair on your legs. I did that one time. It was super, super hard. It hurts.

Asked if she would like to be waxed again, the child quickly said: 'No.'

Experts said Kerry was at serious risk of damaging her daughter for life, both physically and psychologically.

Psychiatrist Dr. Charles Sophy said: 'When I first heard this story, I think my initial reaction is to be a little bit in disbelief, and a little bit horrified. There's a lot of psychological damage that can be caused.'

The girl's mother, however, insists she is a good mother and says she is not doing anything that other pageant mums would not do.

'I got influenced by some of the mums when we went to one of the pageants,' she said. They were telling me about the lines on her face. A lot of the mums are giving their kids Botox. It happens.

'I have a normal child. It's not breaking her spirit. She's happy. She runs around. She's smart.

'I'm a great mother. I've taken care of her by myself my whole life and nobody can really tell me what I'm doing is wrong. Because it's me. I live in my shoes. And she lives in hers. She's a happy kid and that's the bottom line.'

I honestly don't know how child beauty pageants are still legal.

ivanban
May 12th, 2011, 10:30 PM
It makes me cringe :scared: :tape:

miffedmax
May 12th, 2011, 10:36 PM
Look at those horrible DIMPLES!!!!

Make them go AWAY!

http://www.hot4tennis.com/wp-content/gallery/elena-dementieva/99418-5_elena_dementieva.jpg

Just BARF!!!
http://fiercetennis.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/ft28.png

Yep, if you have dimples as smile lines as a little girl, you are doomed.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ZYW19e4lbpw/TM1b4Km30QI/AAAAAAAAALU/B0hkRiZ2geI/s1600/Lena.jpg

Certinfy
May 12th, 2011, 11:26 PM
Wow that's messed.

Pureracket
May 13th, 2011, 12:49 AM
These things should be regulated. Then again, it's happening to little girls, and the world has always used little girls as decor.

Pureracket
May 13th, 2011, 12:53 AM
Do the "Who's Prettiest?" threads on the general page perpetuate this kinda activity?

Infiniti2001
May 13th, 2011, 12:53 AM
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unfuckingbelievable :fiery:

tennismaster8820
May 13th, 2011, 01:10 AM
Wow is this for real?
Please someone save that little girl fomr her mother and those pageants! :o

M.S.F
May 13th, 2011, 01:25 AM
This is so disgusting, that mother must be punished :o

miffedmax
May 13th, 2011, 02:34 AM
Do the "Who's Prettiest?" threads on the general page perpetuate this kinda activity?

If I had a daughter, I'd rather have her playing tennis and thinking that being strong and healthy like Lena or Vika or Serena is something to aspire to than trying to look like most models.

Everybody wants to be as attractive as they can, it's just human nature.

But it's another thing to sell the idea that you're only valuable if you're attractive, and that's where pushing kids into these stupid contests worries me.

skanky~skanketta
May 13th, 2011, 04:02 AM
If I had a daughter, I'd rather have her playing tennis and thinking that being strong and healthy like Lena or Vika or Serena is something to aspire to than trying to look like most models.

Everybody wants to be as attractive as they can, it's just human nature.

But it's another thing to sell the idea that you're only valuable if you're attractive, and that's where pushing kids into these stupid contests worries me.
Likewise. I would rather my kids be healthy. While we would all like beautiful daughters, I am not going to place utmost importance on it. What I would insist on is how well they carry themselves. Priority would be education, or skills training as a backup.

young_gunner913
May 13th, 2011, 04:03 AM
Can't that bed considered child abuse? :unsure:

King Halep
May 13th, 2011, 04:10 AM
Theres nothing wrong with these girls. Its great preparation for public life. One of them ran for vice president at the last election.

gentenaire
May 13th, 2011, 08:26 AM
If the pageant world is such a tough world, then get out!

Beat
May 13th, 2011, 10:25 AM
Can't that bed considered child abuse? :unsure:

that's what i thought. surely this can't be legal?

laschutz
May 13th, 2011, 02:52 PM
have any of you seen the kathy griffin life on the d-list show episode where kathy and her mother are judges at some california kiddie pageant for both girls and boys? IT WAS UTTERLY FALLING DOWN CRYING YOUR LAUGHING SO HARD HILARIOUS! kathy ripping into and making fun ( as she should) of the whole ridiculous and weirdness of this societal stage!

Infiniti2001
May 13th, 2011, 11:44 PM
Mom who injects daughter with Botox under investigation

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfmoms/detail?entry_id=88909#ixzz1MH7h5GeR

miffedmax
May 14th, 2011, 04:36 AM
That mother is fucking delusional.

Barrie_Dude
May 14th, 2011, 03:46 PM
These pagents were outdated 50 years ago. Why are they around? They are not even close to being relevant and, at best, they are demeaning to women and only lead to continued objectification of women. Plus they are only teaching little girls that the ONLY thing that matters is how good they look........ As I say, thats the best that can be said

tennis-insomniac
May 20th, 2011, 07:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYsG9AUxqVs&feature=feedu

the mother now claims that the story is just a hoax

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