July 24, 2012 at 12:07 PM ET
Some pageant princesses like to load up on Pixy Stix when they’re not on stage. Others prefer to think about of their future fortunes. But 2-year-old Bella? She likes to sink her teeth into … well, just about anything.
Bella makes her “Toddlers & Tiaras” debut on the next episode of the pageant-centric reality TV show, and in an exclusive sneak peek, her mom shares some unexpected information about the little girl she calls a “loose cannon.”
“She’s been kicked out of four day cares for biting before,” mom Juliet said with a smile. “If she doesn’t get her way, she finds a way to get it -- and usually she bites.”
To illustrate that point, Bella is then shown attempting to pull a toothy shark toy away from someone off-screen using only her chompers. But mom doesn’t seem to be too concerned about Bella’s pup-with-a-chew-toy approach to life. After all, the tot’s a big winner when it comes to competitions.
“Bella’s done over probably 30-40 pageants,” Juliet explained. “She’s only lost once in the last year, and that’s because she had an ear infection, and her eardrum burst on stage.”
Ouch! At least it wasn’t due to biting the competition.
As for the secret to Bella’s success, Mom chalks it up to “personality -- so much personality.”
If the above clip is anything to go by, Dad knows all about Bella’s personality. In one scene, she giggles as she smacks him in the face with a tiara, while mom warns, “Let’s not injure Daddy!” In another scene, Bella gives him more grief, leading Juliet to ask, “Is this ‘Daddy Abuse Day’?”
See how Bella performs in her next pageant -- and see if Daddy escapes without a bite -- when “Toddlers & Tiaras” airs Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET on TLC.
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