Casey is practicing with her family and she is really hamming it up for the cameras. Melissa interviews that she didn’t think she’d be a crazy pageant mom when they first started doing these pageants, or a “psycho” she barely spits out, laughing. She’s less psycho and more nervous nelly. She actually seems pretty cool and commands respect – despite Casey’s energy, she isn’t a brat, and I get the feeling if she ever were, Melissa would totally take care of business on that bullshit. So, nice job!
She may be a pageant mom, but she isn’t taking anybody’s shit.
“Being a pageant mom is stress, chaos and torture,” Melissa says. As if parenting isn’t already all of those things to infinity. “But it’s worth it because she’s having a good time and she’s good at it.” We’ll see.
A picture paints a thousand words…or a thousand dollars in glitz!
Finally in Hegins, Pennsylvania, we meet the really cute Kelsey, 5.
I love myself, but not in that arrogant way that Jasmine did a couple of episodes ago!
She tells us she has a lot of personality. She sure does! Mom Jillian is also a cool mom who cracks up a lot, which is a good sign. She says Kelcey is bubbly, outgoing and energetic, and then she pretends to fall asleep.
Get used to this scene, Gasmii!
Kelsey tells us that a big crown means you’ve won, a little crown means you’ve lost. “Boom! Loser! Ding-ding-ding.” Recapping is totally in her future.
But Gillian clearly misses being a Slayer groupie.
Back with Mia, they just got her new costume for her “new” Madonna routine because the cone bra has been retired. “I just don’t think it’s still appropriate,” Tina says. It’s also two years old so I doubt it will fit!
But a bustier with garters going nowhere seems appropriate for a four year old!
So instead Mia’s costume is the Madonna suit/pink bustier with garters hanging down that they seem to think is from “Vogue,” but wasn’t that more for “Express Yourself”? The quick image search online seems to prove I’m right. Or they are combining both videos, but Tina’s going to have to give up her Madonna Mommas Club membership now for that egregious error!
Now Mia is getting her picture taken while on top of some horses. This should end well. I wouldn’t consider Mia the prettiest pageant girl but her photo does turn out nice and natural. I’m sure they will Photoshop the hell out of it.