August 15, 2009 3:24 AM Subscribe
posted by SkylitDrawl (43 comments total)
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At just age five, Brooke Breedwell and Asia Mansur were bitter arch-rivals, the top dogs in their age group on the Southern child beauty pageant circuit. The two were even featured in the 1995 documentary Painted Babies
[2 3 4 5
]. When the two were seventeen, the director of Painted Babies
returned to see what kind of women they had become
(the resulting documentary is linked under "more inside"). Several days ago, Brooke Breedwell spoke about the impact that beauty pageants had on her life in an interview taped for Good Morning America
.Painted Babies At 17
(1 2 3 4 5
) examines the divergent paths of these two child beauty queens and former arch-rivals as they grow up into wildly different young women.
Brooke's interview with Good Morning America
was partially in response to the controversial TLC series Toddlers & Tiaras
, which also features child beauty pageant contestants as they prepare and compete for crowns.