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    Painted Babies @ 17

    I was channel surfing and came across this. I haven't watched enough of it to comment. It's on TLC starting @ 8 pm (now) and will show again @ 10 pm tonight.

    Thoughts for reading over the morning coffee.

    Happy Trails,
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    Fascinating, thanks for posting that. I just watched it here...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00bv34b


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    Quote Originally Posted by badhorsie View Post
    Fascinating, thanks for posting that. I just watched it here...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00bv34b

    thanks for that link, I watched it there too.

    those fake smiles are creepy. I dont get that pageant thing at all. I think grown women look gross with that much makeup, let alone little tiny girls with bleached hair and a pound of lipgloss!

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    We can't watch the video here in the US...too bad.
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    do a search for painted babies on youtube.com.there are several of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funny Face View Post
    I was channel surfing and came across this. I haven't watched enough of it to comment. It's on TLC starting @ 8 pm (now) and will show again @ 10 pm tonight.

    Thoughts for reading over the morning coffee.

    Happy Trails,
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    Yeah I saw it on TLC as well here in Canada. I remember the original when Brooke won the overall title. One of the girls dropped out at age 7 wasn't it?

    Now they get "flippers" is that they called them, LOL. False teeth that slip over their own iow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funny Face View Post
    I was channel surfing and came across this. I haven't watched enough of it to comment. It's on TLC starting @ 8 pm (now) and will show again @ 10 pm tonight.

    Thoughts for reading over the morning coffee.

    Happy Trails,
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    Hi, FF,
    I need some clarification.

    Are you referring to the program " Painted Babies" or a new follow up program?
    Most of us who are long term Ramsey case followers have seen the original Painted Babies. In fact, some of us have thought that JonBenet's pageant expertise starting at age 3 and her subsequent murder might have been the impetus for the series.

    If this is a new follow up, I would not expect the clips to already be on You Tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeekingJana View Post
    Hi, FF,
    I need some clarification.

    Are you referring to the program " Painted Babies" or a new follow up program?
    Most of us who are long term Ramsey case followers have seen the original Painted Babies. In fact, some of us have thought that JonBenet's pageant expertise starting at age 3 and her subsequent murder might have been the impetus for the series.

    If this is a new follow up, I would not expect the clips to already be on You Tube.

    it's a new one, a followup on the first. the two girls (I didnt see the first, only this second) are in their late teens now.

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    You can find the series on YouTube. I found it icky that a child was singing "hey big spender, spend some time with me" in the opening. Ick...


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d2K7z1s0Ko

    Painted babies now take on a whole new aspect: what is big on the child pageant scene, now, is having your child's image touched up with false teeth, false eyes, false hair and such (all photoshopped), then those photoshopped images are used for judging. Seriously... google pageant retouching for children.

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    Thats just sick IMO.


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    I feel sorry for these little girls if they grow up to be less than gorgeous. They have a lot to live up to in their mother's eyes. I can imagine the disappointment they will be met with if that happens; unconditional love goes out the window when a tiara is at stake, I guess.
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    me,too.They'd probably be subjected to plastic surgery,implants,and who knows what else.

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    Seeking Jana,

    This is Painted Babies part 2. I have been following this case since it happened reading BNF, Forums for Justice and Web (one B) slueths. I am a Boulder resident totally disgusted w/ local politics.

    I have been a Boulder County Victims Advocate and would like to B-T-H slap the air heads that showed up at the Ramseys. The class I was in reenforced not contaminating the scene no matter what the first impression was.

    FF

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elphaba View Post
    You can find the series on YouTube. I found it icky that a child was singing "hey big spender, spend some time with me" in the opening. Ick...


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d2K7z1s0Ko
    omg...just omg...is all I can say about the videos.that one mom fits the epitome of the 'stupid southern woman' image to a T. .."I'm gone have that ground down....".LOL.O MY.I wouldn't even do that to my cats !
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMO8778 View Post
    omg...just omg...is all I can say about the videos.that one mom fits the epitome of the 'stupid southern woman' image to a T. .."I'm gone have that ground down....".LOL.O MY.I wouldn't even do that to my cats !

    I couldn't bring myself to watch it all- what was she having "ground down"? A tooth?
    This sounds mean, so please try to see what I am really saying-
    Almost to a woman- all the pageant moms were unattractive, many were very overweight. I feel that the validation of their daughters' beauty (that is, to WIN a beauty contest) has as its root the projection of the mothers' desire to be seen as beautiful. By producing a "certified beauty" (i.e. a winner of a beauty contest) the mother is seen as being capable of producing a beautiful child. And that means SHE is also beautiful (or must have been at one time).
    It also seems to me that many of these girls' mothers/families are in a lower socioeconomic demographic. I think PR was an exception in that she had plenty of money to spend on the pageant costumes, hair, lessons, etc. Those frilly dresses can cost over $1000 new. Those other moms must really struggle with the expenses of the pageant system. The entry fees and hotel rooms and meals cost money, too. Travel expenses, etc. It was like seeing people gambling in a casino. You KNOW they don't have the money- they are trying for that big win. I get the same feelings when I see those pageant moms.
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