On the controversial TLC show Toddlers and Tiaras, it seems that crazed mothers will do just about anything to get their daughters to win pageants–including pumping them with performance-enhancing substances. After a recent episode of the TLC show aired, many viewers were shocked after one pageant mother said that she has tried many different products to make her daughter more energetic. What is this substance that’s referred to as “pageant crack,” or the mysterious stuff that six-year-old Alana was seen chugging from an unlabeled bottle?
The powder (no, it’s not real crack) comes in the form of Pixie Stix, powdered sugar in tubes. Alana’s mother, June, said that they went through a whopping fifteen bags of the stuff during one pageant, but that it failed to “do anything” for her daughter. So the Toddlers and Tiaras mom started giving her “special juice” for extra energy. Apparently everyone has their different recipes, and some speculate that the drink could merely be the caffeine-heavy Mountain Dew, but others say that it may even include alcohol. Really, would anyone be all that surprised?
Alana calls it her “go-go juice,” and becomes visibly hyper after drinking it. She says, “Go-go juice makes me laughy, and play-ey, and makes me feel like I want to pull my mommy’s hair.” (No doubt her mom deserves at least that.) One can only hope that these mothers are only giving their daughters sugar and a little caffeine, but who really knows? Alana’s mother says, “whatever works for your child, use it.” Could this show get any scarier?