Toddlers and Tiaras

'Toddlers' mom says pageants are like drugs

Dec. 15, 2011 at 11:25 AM ET

Pageants are like drugs, according to "Toddlers" mom Kelly.

Beware of the glitz, moms -- it's a tough habit to kick. At least that's the lesson viewers learned when Kelly made her "Toddlers & Tiaras" debut Wednesday night.

The Lansing, Mich., mom started the show on a high-note as she prepared her 2-year-old daughter Natalie for the next competition.

"We do pageants because they're fun and addicting," she insisted. "Pageants are just like drugs or alcohol. You do drugs because you want to get high. You do pageants because you want to win."

That comparison might have seemed a bit much at first, but once Kelly couldn't get her fix -- a win -- it was clear that pageants, just like drugs, can inspire some pretty bad behavior.

"Shut the front door!" Kelly said in shock when the results, that didn't favor her little girl, were announced. "Let's go. This is a f---ing joke! Leave the crown on the chair. Let's go!"

Then the mom went into a full-on tantrum, throwing things and cursing the whole event.

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