Toddlers and Tiaras star Isabella Barrett has earned more than $1 million from her jewellery and make-up line in 2012.
Isabella Barrett, 6, chooses and test out items for the Glitzy Girl collection, which features lip glosses, charm bracelets and velour hoodies.
“It’s a lot of fun,” the little girl told In Touch magazine.
“I’m the boss!”
The idea for Glitzy Girl came about during Isabella Barrett’s pageant days.
Every time she won a beauty contest, Isabella Barrett and her mother would get the title printed on a charm bracelet, “so she could brag about her accomplishments”, as explained her mother.
Since fans loved the look of her charms, Isabella Barrett and her mother took advantage of her popularity and launched the line.
To manage her daughter’s huge earnings, the mother has set up a trust fund that Isabella Barrett won’t be able to access until she turns 18.
“I’m just trying to raise a happy, healthy little girl,” the mother said.
Toddlers and Tiaras star Isabella Barrett has earned more than $1 million from her jewellery and make-up line in 2012
However, she seems to have no qualms about cashing in on her daughter’s fame.
She even told In Touch that she thinks Honey Boo Boo, Isabella’s former Toddlers and Tiaras co-star, should take advantage of her stardom, too.
“I know her mom, June, wants to keep her grounded,” she said.
“But… it’s time to jump on the money train.”
Isabella Barrett’s mother explained that she and her daughter have always planned to use beauty pageants as a stepping stone for other projects.
“It helped us pave the path to where we are now,” she explained.
During an appearance on The View last June, Isabella Barrett’s mother controversially slammed Toddlers and Tiaras for bringing “nothing but negativity to Isabella”, who was in just one episode of the TLC series.
Though the show was no doubt the catalyst of her newfound fame, the mother criticized it for its “completely wrong” portrayal of child beauty stars.
In this week’s installment of reality TV show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, seven-year-old Alana Thompson, nicknamed Honey Boo Boo, tries her hand at making lemonade.
As a little girl of many talents, Honey Boo Boo is keen to show off her culinary skills in the kitchen and suggests whipping up the concoction to help contribute towards her pageant piggy bank.
Honey Boo Boo’s mother June Shannon explains that beauty pageants can cost thousands of dollars, from the glitzy dresses to the fake hair and teeth, and explains to her daughter that they can’t really afford such luxuries.
Famous for her bargain hunting ways, June Shannon explains to her daughter how much the family have to budget.
“We’re always trying to save money,” she says.
Honey Boo Boo makes lemonade to sell it and raise money for her bedazzled dresses and accessories
Ever the entrepreneur, Alana Thompson decides that her lemonade making will help pay for her bedazzled dresses and accessories.
“Honey Boo Boo had the idea of making a lemonade stand to save money for the pageants.
“Pageants a big investment. I raise four kids and I’m able to do pageants as I budget. Honestly, we budget and I try to save money any way I can,” said June Shannon.
Honey Boo Boo and her sisters build a stand and sell off the sugary sweet drink to bypassers.
Known for her love of sugary drinks, June Shannon was seen on Toddlers & Tiaras feeding Alana “Go Go Juice”, a mixture of Mountain Dew and Red Bull.
And this week’s episode is no different as June Shannon shares her secret sugary lemonade concoction recipe.
“The secret is a lot of sugar and a lot of lemon juice. The lemonade has got a good five pounds of sugar and like 2 gallons of lemon juice,” she said.
The network offered the family a spin-off series, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, an inside look into little Alana Thompson’s world.
Since premiering on August 8, the show has attracted millions of viewers and its August 29 installment attracted nearly 3 million viewers, eclipsing every network’s coverage of the Republican National Convention and Paul Ryan’s speech.
Each episode follows Alana Thompson and her unapologetically outrageous family.