Pageant Moms React to 8-Year-Old Getting Botox Injections
By Bryan Lynn
ET went to a toddler beauty competition in Kileen, TX to get reactions to the mother who said she injected her pageant queen daughter with Botox.
Participating in the Universal Royalty Beauty Pageant were Mickie Wood and her six-year-old daughter Eden, regulars on the pageant circuit who have also been featured on TLC's "Toddlers & Tiaras." When asked about Kerry Campbell's revelation on "Good Morning America" last week that she injects her 8-year-old daughter Britney with Botox before pageants in an effort to reduce "lines" in her face, Mickie tells ET she thinks that is an isolated case. "This child and I have been all over the United States in the last five years, have come into contact with countless moms, grandmoms, aunts. I don't know any of these people."
"Good Morning America" reported on Monday that Campbell's daughter
Britney had been removed from her mother's custody after she went
public on the show with her Botox claims, which triggered public
outrage and an investigation by Child Protective Services. A person
with knowledge of the situation told ABC News that Britney is doing
well but did not offer additional details on the ongoing investigation.
Another mother gave ET her opinion that resorting to any type of plastic surgery goes against what the toddler pageants stand for. "We want the girls to be pretty in their own skin, and with their own looks. So when they don't have that extra stuff -- the extra makeup and the Botox and things -- we want them to still be able to look in the mirror and feel like they're a winner."
The grandmother of another young beauty queen said the authorities should go after the person who provided Campbell with the Botox and not Campbell herself. "I don't think she should lose her child, but she needs some definite parenting classes because that's ridiculous."