Toddlers and Tiaras

'Toddlers & Tiaras' mom finds inspiration in drag queens

Dec. 8, 2011 at 10:03 AM ET

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One mom talks drag queens on "Toddlers & Tiaras."

Merry Glitzmas, everyone!

It's the holiday season and "Toddlers & Tiaras"  is the gift that keeps on giving.

In the season opener, we met pageant mom Katie, who tells us: "I had the children so we could do the pageants."

And where do she and hubby Robert find inspiration for their kids' talent routines? Why, drag queens, of course!

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"We have taken our children to several drag shows," Katie told us. "We take a lot of our inspiration from RuPaul. He's our favorite queen."

But of course. And kids Bob, 6, and Riley, 5, seem pretty happy with learning how to be fierce. Bob even lets mom glue fake eyelashes on him for fun.

Alas, Katie agreed to her hubby's nixing of RuPaul as the music selection for Riley's talent routine, so she is quite upset when another child contestant puts some bass in her walk with Ru's "Cover Girl."

Then again, there's always Lady Gaga, right, Katie?

"I've had her perform 'Poker Face' on the bar at Applebee's," she said of daughter Riley, causing the offscreen interviewer to do a double take.

"It's not like people threw dollars at her or anything," the mom rationalized. "She's not a stripper."

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