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Exclusive look: Tot wants to cheat his way to a win on 'Toddlers & Tiaras'

It's boys vs. girls on the next episode of TLC's "Toddlers & Tiaras," as the wee ones face off in the International Fresh Faces Pageant. But regardless of the competition, there's one tyke in the mix who's willing to break the rules if that's what it takes to walk away with a win.

In this exclusive sneak peek from the show, 6-year-old Traven, who's been in pageants since he was just 10-months-old, reveals he's not interested in doing the typical pre-pageant work the girls on "Toddlers" so often do.

When Traven's mother asked him how he would win the pageant if he's not willing to practice, he simply replied, "I just want to cheat!"

Of course, barring a side deal with the judges, that's just not possible in a pageant, so Traven devised another easy out.

"For 'Beauty,' Traven just gets up there and dances," his mom explained. "He doesn’t have a routine; he doesn't want a routine. He just wants to get up there and be Traven."

And after seeing what being Traven entails, who could blame him? While pageant princesses often hit the stage with wigs, makeup, dental prosthetics and well-rehearsed performances, Traven simply channeled his inner King of Pop and put on a fun, freestyle tribute to Michael Jackson.

"Good luck, girls," Mom said. "My son is going to get it."

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