“Botox & Brazilian” Mom has eight year-old daughter taken away by CPS

Have you heard the story about the stage mom who told the press that she gives her eight year old daughter Botox and waxes her daughter’s legs and pubic area monthly? The girl doesn’t have any hair down there or wrinkles, but this insane mom thinks that she’s somehow giving her daughter a competitive edge in the tween beauty pageant arena. She thought it would be a good idea to 1. do that to her poor daughter and 2. go public with the fact that she’s an abusive witch.

To ABC, this mom said she waxed her daughters’ “upper leg area,” and tried to act like it was a onetime thing, but to The Sun she admitted she does “monthly virgin waxes,” saying, “She also has her virgin wax monthly, which gets rid of her fluffy leg hair and makes sure she wont develop pubic hair in the future.” Having heard this cretin of a woman speak (video above) I doubt she’s capable of sounding that articulate. The good news is that the mom is now under investigation by Child Services (a division of Human Services). I doubt they’ll take her kid away from her but maybe they’ll force her to take some parenting classes, not that anything could help a person this stubborn and stupid. (Update: The child has been removed from the home, see below.)


The California mom who admitted to injecting her 8-year-old daughter with botox for a kiddie beauty pageant is now being investigated by the San Francisco Human Services Agency.

“It’s pretty unusual for a mom to be injecting an 8-year-old with botox and certainly is grounds for an investigation,” said Trent Rohrer of the San Francisco Human Services Agency.

Mom Kerry and daughter Britney, appeared on “Good Morning America” Thursday defending the 8-year-old pageant contestant’s use of botox.

“I just, like, don’t, like, think wrinkles are nice on little girls,” Britney said.

Britney admitted it hurt to get the injections on her face, but said she was used to the pain.

The admission sparked an uproar online, in the medical community and by child advocates.

Kerry told ABC News that she does not believe she’s endangering Britney’s health and that her daughter asked for the injections. Kerry, who asked that her family’s last name not be used, is a part-time aesthetician and no stranger to Botox herself, having done the treatment on her own face.

“Like I said, I do the botox myself. It’s safe,” Kerry said.

“She had watched me do it before,” said Kerry. “So when we first did it, she was fine with it.”

Kerry wouldn’t reveal who provides her with the Botox. Kerry typically administers the Botox to Britney through a total of five shots, in three different locations on her face.

[ABC News via Hollybaby]

As Good Morning America mentions, doctors sometimes give kids Botox as a legitimate treatment for neurological disorders or crossed eyes, but of course this is outrageous and abusive. At least it sheds light onto a really despicable abusive practice that some of these stage moms may be inflicting on their daughters. Hopefully this is an isolated case though.

Update: The child was removed from the home over the weekend.

Look at this sweet little girl. Who could do this to their kid?



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  1. Jenn WInd says:

    That woman deserves to have very bad things happen to her. i could never imagine ever giving botox to myself let alone either of my beautiful little girls. Why would they need it for chist sake? THey don’t have wrinkles at that age at all.

    Don’t even get me started on the pubic waxing….that is just…there are not words!!!!

    I go back to my first statement, that woman deserves very bad things!!!!

  2. EdithP says:

    I hope she ends up in JAIL.

  3. Victoire says:

    She is SICK! If I saw her I would spit on her! Why they don’t take that child away from her??? She belongs in prison or mental institution!

    Poor child

  4. the original bellaluna says:

    I mean this with all my heart:

    That woman is an ignorant asshole who should be sterilized for the sake and safety of society. Any kids she already has (ESPECIALLY GIRLS) should be taken away. They’d be better off raised by wolves.

  5. aenflex says:

    I read about this heifer in the Mail. WTF? It’s illegal to administer Botox without some type of certification, right? WTF? How could sticking needles in her kids face NOT get the child pulled out of her custody until she gets right?
    Is it me or are so many pageant mom’s fugly, and as a result of their fugliness force their little daughters into these compeitions so that somehow, some way they can feel pretty?

  6. azurea says:

    It appears as if she if she is injecting fillers in her lips, as well. It’s all beyond SICK.

  7. BG says:

    That women belongs in a mental ward. She seems to want to pimp her child to pedophiles. Ughh, I’d get violent with such people.

  8. Samigirl says:

    This is absolutely wrong. Waxing? I can barely stand that. Doing it to an 8 year old is down right abusive. I hope a judge makes an example of her and gives her a HARSH punishment.

  9. original kate says:

    i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again: child beauty pageants should be illegal. every pageant mother i’ve seen is an abusive, ignorant narcissist, and they always encourage their daughters to act sexually provocative. the “virgin wax” detail in this story is really revolting.

    i’m curious if the girl’s father was around or not and if so what did he know? i can’t bring myself to watch the video.

  10. girl says:

    I was thinking the same thing. I can’t tell if the girl has lip filler, pouting because it hurts (I probably would too, especially at that age), or that is one of the pagent faces they do (like Blue Steel, or what have you).

    That crazy woman needs a come to Jesus moment or something. I don’t thinnk I’d trust her with a bag of hair extensions, much less an entire human being.

  11. RocketMerry says:

    This is horrible.
    Aside from the beastiality of all these practices performed on a CHILD, botox also makes people insanely less expressive and less capable of showing emotions: I don’t even want to imagine what growing up with this handicap will do to that kid’s ability to live a social life of any kind.
    That woman is a monster.

  12. irishserra says:

    I agree with all comments posted here thus far. Also, I think they should take sick-ass shows off the air about pageants for children and similar shit. It’s only glorifying the disgusting shallow attitudes of these people and making viewers think it’s the norm to behave like this. Dolling your children up like tiny adults and then parading them around for sick perverts to ogle at them…ugh. There is seriously something wrong with these parents.

  13. Sassy says:

    I saw this last week – this woman is a nutjob. I heard this morning that her daughter WAS removed from the home until Child Services conducts their investigation.

  14. Sakyiwaa says:

    i was soo DISMAYED when i heard about this. Starting her daughter on these things this early will ruin her in the future when all she can think about is Physical Beauty. she’s 8. what wrinkles could she possibly have? Gawd!

  15. anne says:

    and unfortunately this child will never have a normal upbringing after all this awful publicity.

  16. the_blonde_one says:

    So instead of doing sensible things like, focusing on a sensible diet, good education and things like that she waxes her tiny daughters vagina- that doesn’t even have hair on it and doesn’t need to be shown to her mother on a consistant basis and shoots the kids face full of a toxin? brilliant. cow.

  17. Sue says:

    This is grounds for Child Services/ Human Services to take this child out of her mother’s care this woman is fucking crazy and does not see what she doing is wrong; I mean fuck up do you have to be to botox your 8 year olds face, wax her legs and pubic area, some people should never have kids.

  18. Victoire says:


    Is she really removed from home ? For sure ?

    I hope… at least they are doing something about it.

  19. alma says:

    if the mom is blaming it on the pageants, saying that they are tough, then STOP TAKING YOUR KID TO THOSE PAGEANTS!!

    and every pageant parent/kid should be looked at so they can all stop doing this to their kids.

  20. EdithP says:

    She wants to make sure her daughter does not develop pubic hair in the future? Like ever? I do not understand this obsession with completely bald lady bits.

  21. fabgrrl says:

    Well, everyone knows if an eight-year-old asks for something, you should always, totally give it to her. Yeah, that’s good parenting.

  22. Praise St. Angie! says:

    “i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again: child beauty pageants should be illegal. every pageant mother i’ve seen is an abusive, ignorant narcissist, and they always encourage their daughters to act sexually provocative.”

    co-sign, 100%.

    “Is it me or are so many pageant mom’s fugly, and as a result of their fugliness force their little daughters into these compeitions so that somehow, some way they can feel pretty?”

    It’s not just you…either they’re COMPLETELY fugly or they’re failed pageant-girls themselves.

  23. fancyamazon says:

    I have no idea who thinks it is a good idea to have shows about these kinds of people. The only thing it could possibly accomplish is to encourage these monsters and make the practice become more normalized in our social conscience.

    This woman should be sterilized, and her little girl taken away from her, along with any other children that she has.

  24. Embee says:

    That woman is seriously troubled. This is very like that disturbance where a mother injures her kid…or has the kid treated medically for stuff because she’s all confused about where she ends and the child begins. Munchausen’s by proxy?

    That poor, poor, baby.

  25. silken_floss says:

    Disgusting piece of shit she is for subjecting her daughter to these unnecessary and painful procedures. I also call into question the doctor(s) that are giving this child these Botox injections. Isn’t there an age restriction policy for getting Botox?

  26. fizixgirl314 says:

    OHHHH MYYYY GAWDDDDD…. I had to go into my happy place after reading this story… it’s so… atrocious… GOOD LORD… what a MONSTER! :-| :-| :-|

    and before we stereotype all ugly people as being monstrosities… I assure you, this is merely a coincidence. Most people in “real life” (especially who are mothers) are not exceptionally looking specimens. I think you have all been tainted by television. This has nothing to do with being “ugly”… that’s just ignorant.

  27. BG says:

    EdithP: As always men dictate how women should treat their bodies. They watch porn and demand for women to look like porn stars. Misogynistic bastards.

  28. k says:

    They should take away her aesthetician’s license, and also force her to name the medical professional who gave her the botox.

  29. tapioca says:

    The mum looks like Jabba the Hutt and feels that this has impacted on her acceptance by image-obsessed, mainstream society and so she’s living vicariously through her daughter – like some bizarre aesthetic-centric version of insane sporting parents who never made it themselves so push their kids into breakdowns. Or Kathy Hilton. Maybe too much kiddie Botox is what gave Paris the wonk-eye?
    I’m no great looker, but I’m sure as hell not going to mutilate my kids because of it – they can wait and have the surgery when they’re 18.

  30. djork says:

    She’s torturing her daughter. Real life Sybil.

  31. EdithP says:

    BG: We need a resurgence of 1970s porn!

  32. Cheyenne says:

    “Pubic area wax”? At age eight, there’s nothing to wax.

    This woman should be stood up against a wall and shot.

  33. kelbear says:

    What kind of young child needs her pubic area waxed???? That mother is disgusting!

  34. junipergreen says:

    Everything is horrific about this. I’ve read about this before today, but I’ve never seen the part about the virgin wax before. Waxing her to prevent pubic hair growth in the future?????? That is so sick on my SO many levels.

    This woman needs JAIL. And plenty of it.

    And the little girl needs to get right into therapy to see if can undo some of this damage.

  35. Melinda says:

    This is so disgusting. This woman is appalling. She is instilling in her poor child that her self worth is completely cosmetic. If one’s self worth is completely cosmetic, what does that say about this goon of a mother?

  36. sasha says:

    Original Kate – I read elsewhere that the father died four years ago AT THE AGE OF 83!!!

    Good lord …

  37. deej says:

    “i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again: child beauty pageants should be illegal. every pageant mother i’ve seen is an abusive, ignorant narcissist, and they always encourage their daughters to act sexually provocative.”

    I completely agree. I cannot understand why these so called pageants are legal. How can we as a society abhor paedophiles (rightly!) yet encourage them by offering them these poor kids on a plate?!?
    The mind boggles. As to the mom, she is clearly not at all fit to be a parent. You need a license to get a dog, yet anyone can have a child, sad.

  38. dorothy says:

    Wow…don’t know what to say except some people shouldn’t have children.

  39. devilgirl says:

    Shouldn’t this ignorant beast be worrying about EDUCATING her daughter and bringing her up to be an intelligent, thoughtful human being, instead of worrying about bloody pageants?

  40. mel says:

    She needs to be committeed to a psych ward and the key thrown away. What mother in their right mind would do such a thing. Poor child.

  41. LL says:

    There are just no words for how disgusted and sick I feel at this moment.

  42. bros says:

    she should be focusing on eating healthy foods with her daughter instead of botox. they both look unhealthy.

  43. TG says:

    All of those mothers and fathers on that pageant show should have their children removed from them. None of them are fit parents. This makes me sick. I feel so bad for all of those kids.

  44. guesty says:

    I hope the little girl is with relatives or at least a close family friend & not strangers. She’s been thru enough.

  45. hellcat says:

    Wow. I heard about the botox but not the wax. That’s almost worse, to me. You’re preventing her from growing hair in the future???? Why???? What. the. fuck.

  46. MMF says:

    This story made me cry.
    I can’t belive any Mother would put her child thru this kind of torture.
    I personally would like to beat her ass.
    Or maybe I can do some home injections and waxing on her.
    Stupid c^&8…..

  47. Christine says:

    Poor kid. Hopefully she gets lots and lots of therapy to deal with her toxic mother.

  48. jomomma says:

    If someone did that to my daughter, I think I would become violent. And this woman did it to her own daughter. WTF?!? I am nauseated. Hope this poor girl can recover from this…

  49. Novaraen says:

    I agree that child pageants and pageant shows in general should be done away with. These parents are SICK in the head the things they make their little ones do! It’s like they’re trying to live vicariously through their kids because their own lives are so empty and ugly. BAH…this woman is mentally ill to be torturing her child like that. Makes me so angry!

  50. Peachy says:

    I hope that little girl doesn’t grow up thinking she needs botox and waxing for the rest of her life. What a shit way to mold the kid’s self esteem! ITA that these kiddie beauty shows should be banned! The only people that care for these type of events are crazed parents living thru their kids, self centered children and the people who make a profit off them (oh, and I’m sure pedophiles just looooove them shows ugh!)

  51. GossGirl says:

    Yes, to those asking about the father, he was some kind of scientific researcher or something. He died some time ago and was in his 80s.

  52. 4Real says:

    O-M-G! The damage she has done to this very young and impressionable girl not only phisically but emotionally is astounding. What a wretched mother and human being.

  53. sapphire says:

    This woman is sick and shouldn’t have access to kids.

    @irishserra, ITA. And what can we do to convince those damned networks and channels to stop promoting this type of behavior? I am nauseated by the excuse that “little girls love to play dress-up”. With needles and wax?

  54. JPX says:

    Is this real? I assumed that it was a hoax.

  55. jen says:

    I heard this crazy bitch on the news and I also doubt she was capable of sounding that articulate. She sounds like she’s botox’d her face so bad she can’t make normal voice sounds. And she might have permanently damaged her daughter’s facial muscles. Insane!

  56. Welldun says:

    I had to look up aesthetician. I was thinking it sounded like something in the medical field. Wrong. It would be something in the cosmetology line. The “mother” works in a spa.

    Back in the day sterilization happened to people thought unfit to be parents. I’m voting for it here.

  57. jen says:

    now they need to go after the person who sold her the botox….

  58. Annie says:

    What I found even more disgusting and disturbing than the botox is the fact the the mom apparently waxes the daughter’s private parts and describes it as a “virgin wax” *shivers*. That, combined with some of the other phrases Kerry Campbell used to describe her daughter, and the fact that the child’s father was 50 years older that her mother really gets my alarm bells ringing. The botox is bizarre and could be psychologically damaging to the kid but the other stuff to be honest makes me wonder if there isn’t some sexual abuse going on in this poor child life. Not necessarily by the mother, but the mother might be an enabler. Believe me – I was on the jury in a child abuse case. I’m so glad she’s been taken away.

  59. anons says:

    ugh, this story gives me the shivers. while i’m aware botox injections are used to assist in some medical procedures, i am so leery about administering them to children–never mind for cosmetic reasons.

    since birth, my 7 y/o daughter has had an “asymmetrical crying face,” which kind of looks like bell’s palsy–the muscles on one side of her mouth are stronger than the other, making her smile slightly crooked. to me, it just makes her, her. although, my husband initially thought that if it was something that could be fixed, maybe we should look into it.

    we researched possible non-surgical options for correction, and one of the procedures was use of botox. i never even considered it. and personally, i was hesitant to even bring her for a specialist evaluation for fear she would develop a complex (so we put it on hold).

    recently, my daughter made mention of her smile while looking in the mirror. i told her everyone’s smile is different, and that’s just how hers looks. i then said how beautiful she was, but if she was concerned, there were doctors/facial exercises that might help. she replied, no… she likes her smile because it makes her unique.

    it saddens me that this mom can’t see her daughter’s true beauty. furthermore, she’s not only messing with this little girl’s face, she totally screwing with her head. also, in the second pic, the little girl looks to be wearing a medical ID bracelet. perhaps the mom should focus on her daughter’s physical well-being and not her outer appearance.

  60. jenna says:

    Wtf??? Waxing????? Isnt that a little.. INAPPROPRIATE?!?

  61. Leticia says:

    Very disturbing story. How do such stupid people survive in today’s competitive world? I keep hoping for social Darwinism to kick in, and get these ignorant people out of the collective gene pool.

  62. TXCinderella says:

    Something is very, very wrong with this woman!

  63. Innocent says:

    The more you read about this story the worse it gets.
    I have no idea how a crazy mother like that even managed to raise their child until they were 8 years old.

  64. Hellen says:

    “It’s pretty unusual for a mom to be injecting an 8-year-old with botox…” says the Human Services guy.

    PRETTY UNUSUAL??!!!! How about “completely f’ed up and abusive”?!

    Glad that poor child has been removed from her insane mother, but I’m sure that piles even more trauma on the poor kid.

  65. bluhare says:

    I would like to give that woman a wax job . . . with super glue.

    She’s projecting what she wants to look like onto her daughter. SICK SICK SICK. And narcissistic in the extreme. (And I don’t think there’s any real treatment for that.)

  66. Kim says:

    Lock this woman up! seriously! She is obviously mental and totally unfit to raise a child. Her daughter just mimics what her mom tells her to. If she REALLY had a choice no way would she choose painful botox and waxing. This mother is SICK!!!!

  67. feebee says:

    The GMA piece sounds mild compared to what she admitted doing to the newspaper reporter. Even then the GMA reporter and doctor seemed to be trying to hold in their anger. Was she so stupid to think that if someone who’s supposed to be objective (reporter) is barely covering her contempt then the public’s reaction wouldn’t be exactly what it is and justifibly so?

    I’m a mum and try not to be too judgy of other mums but this is child abuse. I’m also hoping the bracelet the girl is wearing isn’t what it looks like – which to me looks like a medical alert bracelet.

    An eight year old asking for botox?? Turn it up! I bet she’d have no problem denying her daughter’s request for an ice cream but what (?!) can’t turn down “the request” for botox?

  68. sarah says:

    Ugh. This story really makes me sick. The really sad part is that this little girl is probably terrified that she’s been taken away from her mom now and doesn’t realize she’s better off.

  69. Ms. Candy says:

    The sad part about this is that this is going to continue to happen. Honestly, this has been going on for a very long time. Is it right no it isn’t but since people are stuck on image and not accepting people for the way they look makes it impossible for who really want to be a part of the pageant be themselves. Harsh Reality if CPS wants to do something they need to take a look at these teen/pre-teen beauty pageants. The pressure these little girls experience or go through is nothing nice at all.

  70. Cherry Rose says:

    This 8 year old girl also stated she wants a boob job and nose job done to her pretty soon. WTF. She hasn’t even started puberty yet and wants all this crap?

    I hope the mother doesn’t get her daughter back and the little girl gets put into therapy. Her view of what is important is seriously skewed.

  71. logan says:

    I am trying to find words to describe how I feel about this situation. There are none. I wonder what has happened to this world. This woman seemed to think this is o.k. to subject this child to what amount to torture (to me any way) and it should just be accepted. The government is so worried about what is being done at GitMo. What is being done to children in this country is so much worse. This woman is just plain pathetic. As Jay Leno said “send in the seals”.

  72. Katija says:

    I actually spoke to a colleague about this story who mentioned that her niece received Botox for a medical condition (I actually do think it was crossed eyes), and how it gave her a slight “I’ve had work done” look, and how upsetting and traumatic it was for her sister, the child’s mother. She was just furious that someone would do this out of pure vanity.

  73. OXA says:

    I read about this a the daily mail a few weeks back and wonder what took so long for them to remove the child.
    The woman is not licensed to practice medicine or abuse her child.

  74. Trillion says:

    Child abuse. Poor thing. I hope she learns to love herself. It will be an uphill battle for this one. It’s hard enough without the crap she’s endured!

  75. judyjudy says:


    And wouldn’t that botox ruin her skin and muscles in her face? Poor thing is going to look 89 by the time she is 19.

  76. haa says:

    Wow this bitch waxes her kid’s “pubic hair”..wow that is gross, pervy. Throw her in jail already.

  77. Cheyenne says:

    Take her to the ASPCA and get her spayed before she has any more kids.

  78. Rosanna says:

    ALL children pageants should be illegal, period. Kids – like animals – should not be forced to perform, period. If they want to perform when they grow up, they can do that.

  79. Onyx XV says:

    Um, am I the only one who noticed that at the end of the very short article about the child being removed from the home is the following statement?

    “A friend of the family e-mailed ABC7 News this morning saying that Britney was not removed from the home.”

    I hope this is not true and that she really was removed. That is an unfit mother.

  80. Dorothy says:

    This woman is a stage mother to the nth degree with a hint of madness!! I trust that someone loving AND healthy gets to raise this beautiful child and allow her mother to have supervised visitation!

  81. Kisha says:

    The whole idea of injecting an 8 year old with botox and waxing her is beyond comprehension. This woman needs serious help and I don’t know whether she is a monster or just completely stupid. Perhaps a bit both.

    I also agree with mandatory sterilization for this broad. And by the way, where is the Dad? Does she have another parent?

  82. Idiocracy.

    Even as a little girl I got the sense that some people just shouldn’t breed. I remembering asking my dad if people needed to go to school or fill out a form to be a parent. He just laughed and laughed. . .

    At the risk of sounding like a Nazi propaganda officer – I think repeat violent offenders and pageant moms all ought to be quietly sequestered and sterilized. If you even show a vague interest in pageantry by way of accepting a pamphlet or an email survey, you get a knock at the door and wake up in bathtub full of ice.

  83. Amanda G says:

    While I’m glad the child has been taken out of an abusive situation, it’s still sad that she lost her mom. I hope the mom will get some much needed counseling and the daughter as well. The saddest part is that this mom is not the only one. I agree with most of the posts here that beauty pageants should be illegal.

  84. kas says:

    If this is the same woman that was in the news a few months ago, she’s quite carefully stopped admitting that she’s getting the damned Botox through the MAIL. She is allowing it now to just be implied that she is somehow getting it from her work.

    There is NO WAY that is happening. They are liable for that child if she got it from them. So this idiot is ordering BOTOX ONLINE with no clue as to what she is injecting into her child.

  85. Crash2GO2 says:

    I agree that this woman is seriously disturbed. That poor poor baby. Those photos of her recovering after the shots just ripped my heart out.

  86. TeeTee says:

    I bet other stage mother s are laughing because they would NEVER tell!!

    this goes on more than we can imagine.

    sick puppies!

  87. jc126 says:

    I hate to resort to this word, but she is a c*nt. There is no other word that fits in this case.

  88. Madison says:

    I feel for the little girl, she probably wants to go back home to her mother and doesn’t understand why this is happening. Now they need to go after all the other psycho mothers who take part in child beauty pageants.

  89. Onyx XV says:

    @ MissyAggravation: You really made me laugh out loud with that one. Cosign!

  90. bagladey says:

    May 16th, 2011 at 11:28 am It appears as if she if she is injecting fillers in her lips, as well. It’s all beyond SICK.

    I was thinking exactly the same thing.

  91. Newbie says:

    I’m deeply disturbed by this story. I think that mother is a bitch. And all sorts of other words and phrases. But in truth, the media is so effed up that they encourage ALL women to subject themselves to painful treatments and surgeries in order to fit in. I think this revolting mother needs punishment and counseling, but I also hope that this will help at least a few people in America to wake up and realize that as a society, we are placing TOO MUCH EMPHASIS ON OUTER BEAUTY. It’s disgusting, especially when beauty is subjective. In other cultures, it’s “beautiful” to scar your body by cutting it and rubbing ash into the wound. It’s “beautiful” to stretch out your neck to the point where you can’t survive without all those damn rings around it. Or to bind your baby’s head so it will be elongated. Or to get a female circumcision (wtf). And as Americans, we gawk/revile at these practices and yet we don’t see how teaching our children that they’re only worth what a good nose job costs is hypocrisy. Not every mother injects their child with botox, but people need to stand up a little against the media brainwashing that tells young girls to get surgery to be of value.

  92. sandy says:

    this woman needs to be put in jail and keys should also disappear pronto.

  93. Mizz Tickles says:

    I found an article on female sociopaths – this woman fits the bill. This pagent stuff should be outlawed and this women should be sterilized – this is blatant abuse to the child. I hope she finds a good home and the authorities don’t give her back to this abuser.


  94. mia girl says:

    Emotional or psychical abuse are somehow not enough to cover what this woman is doing to this child. It is something even more sinister and disgusting. That “virgin waxing” is no different that the barbaric circumcision of females. Seriously, this is the most f*cked up thing I have heard in a very long while.

    It’s bad enough that so many young girls today feel that they need to be sexy to feel “validated” (you should see some of the dresses and 4 inch heals that 12 and 13 year old girls wear these day to parties – it’s shocking). But what this mother, and I don’t doubt others on that pageant circuit are doing is mutilation as validation.

    This womman and others like her are fetishists… in the same genetic line as serial killers.

  95. Hatedoodle says:

    As someone who has gotten Botox injections for facial paralysis (around the eye, the lip, the chin, and the neck) I can honestly say they are the most painful injections I’ve ever gotten, I guess because of all the nerves in the face. Anyone who would electively administer this to a child is a monster.

  96. Oh the Humanity says:

    I saw this and watched in horror! I’ve been wondering if she’s a single parent??

  97. Twez says:

    The true poetic justice of this is that the woman’s famewhorish ways were her downfall. This all happened because she jumped at the opportunity to go on television to talk about her child/herself as though what she was doing wasn’t insane and abusive. Given her concern that her child avoid developing pubic hair, I’d say there is some serious crazy going on with this broad ASIDE FROM the intentional infliction of painful, dangerous, unnecessary medical injections. What a lunatic.

  98. GeekChic says:

    I have no words to describe how vile and revolting this is. Just… I can’t, or I think I will literally explode. It’s so, so, so completely wrong that there is no adequate description.

    Can she be arrested for practicing medicine without a license for administering a potentially dangerous medical treatment herself? Are there any CA legal professionals that can answer this question?

    To everyone talking about the beauty pageants and so on for kids, I couldn’t agree more. It goes beyond the pageants, though. My cousin enrolled her daughter in cheerleading at age 5, and now at age 9 she’s on some sort of team. She has to go to practice 4 nights a week and her weekends are nearly exclusively cheerleading (no time for homework, we’ve got cheerleading practice!). It’s not all bad, because the girls are taught tumbling and the kids are certainly getting exercise.

    But for the competitions, they plaster these little girls with caked on makeup (blue eye shadow and red lipstick that would make an 80′s hooker jealous) and then dress them in these horribly sexually suggestive outfits. The girls then proceed to dance around in front of a bunch of adult men, shaking their asses in short skirts and crop tops and heavy makeup. It’s fully disgusting. Why couldn’t they just go do their tumbling routines and look like little girls? Why like little hookers? This is not as bad as this case, certainly, but still it sexualizes little girls. WTF is wrong with people?

  99. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    This is sick, and subjecting your child to such “treatments” at such a young age will surely cause long term psychological and physical problems. I just wanted to mention a study conducted by researchers at the University of Calgary where rabbits injected with Botox experienced muscle loss and atrophy after receiving the injections. Over the course of six months, the effects seemed to radiate throughout the rabbits’ bodies, far from the injection site. Which means that there may be some long term complications.

    @anon (#63) good for you! And why would anyone want to subject their child to muscle atrophy to “fix” an issue that most people probably don’t notice.

    And where is Coutney to make her obscure Joanne Woodward connection? Courtney’s “6 degrees of Joanne Woodward.” If she manages to make a connection in this story I’ll tilt my proverbial hat to her.

  100. Anastasia says:

    The pageants are the bigger problem. Yes, there have always been and will always be sick parents, but the pageants seem to encourage this twisted shit and make it seem acceptable. Screw that. Make them illegal. Seriously. Federal law, ban them, effective immediately. You should have to be 18 to compete in beauty pageants, period.

    Let’s let girls focus on their brains and ambitions and not having bald genitals and fake tits before they’re 16.

    And this woman is straight up a sick cow bitch.

  101. Isa says:

    This is horrible. Ugh.

    And when I was 8 I don’t think I even knew what pubic hair was.

  102. CeeCee says:

    the whole pageant industry is heinous. It’s usually full of dowdy, unattractive moms living out their fantasies through their children. Let the little girls be little girls!! There are too many years of your life being scrutinised by people about how you look and worrying about being pretty enough for the boys.

    I am so glad to hear the ‘mother’ is being dealt with by CPS. I bet she was just trying to get her daughter some media attention and make a buck for doing the interview. Some f*cked up people in this world.

  103. mojoman says:

    This is so f*cked up in so many levels!

  104. C.Z. says:

    How much are you willing to bet this kid was named after Britney Spears?

  105. truthzbetta says:

    Almost too angry to respond. Sick, sick, sick. Leave the little girl alone you stupid, insane, fat cow! WTF is she doing near her kid’s privates at 8? She shouldn’t be near ‘em ever anymore. That alone is sexual abuse.

    Fully agree all these pageants and baby cheerleader in makeup things need to
    STOP. Now.

  106. eva says:

    The poor kid I’m sure was probably confused and hurt when she was (rightfully) removed from her home. Even after that’s all over and her mom is forced to stop doing abusive and stupid stuff, it wont end. This poor kid is going to be bullied in school now that her little face is all over the news for getting ‘virgin waxes’. Nothing like having your parent talk about your privates to bring out the bullies at school. sigh.

  107. kasper says:

    There are so many angles to how awful this is, but I have to say the kid just isn’t beauty queen material. It’s bad enough to have all your self worth tied up in your appearance. But what happens to a kid whose only self worth is her appearance and yet is not particularly attractive? She is going to be crushed when she hits high school.

  108. lucy2 says:

    Incredibly sick and sad.
    Physical and emotional abuse, really hope she was removed from her mother’s custody and that somehow she gets some therapy, because I can’t even imagine how much her mother screwed up her head. The mother too needs some sort of mental help, and then whatever other punishment fit for someone who does that to a child.

    Totally agree these pageants should be stopped. Most of those kids are shoved into that world before they have any understanding of it, and never get the choice.

  109. dovesgate says:

    This is just horrific. I simply can’t believe it is the norm in the pageant world though. I can’t believe that many people would torture their kids like this. It is simply incomprehensible.

    I was in a pageant once when I was a kid. Nothing to it really – put on a gorgeous dress, walk around on stage, walk off. Got a sash and crown and was able to say “I was in a pageant once!”

    Both my girls beg me every year to be in one. To be honest, I’m debating it. Just so they can say they did it. Sure glad I can’t be sterilized simply for thinking about it though.

  110. Susie #1 says:

    Yes, Sybil is exactly what this brought to mind. If this “mother” is admitting and proud of these abuses, what else is going on that even she knows not to mention when on the air and to reporters? Where are this child’s relatives, teachers, school nurse, principle, friend’s parents, neighbors, or ANY CARING ADULT in her life? Even an anonymous call to social services could have saved her most likely years of emotional and physical abuse. This all didn’t start yesterday or last week when it hit the media. Wouldn’t a swollen, puncture marked face have been a red flag to anyone seeing this poor baby on a daily basis, or her sharing of her dreams of future plastic surgery? I am so angry. This is not a child hidden away in a closet, but on a performance runway. I hope everything in print was also on the journalist’s voice recordings for use in court.

  111. Newbie says:

    @kasper: perhaps you meant well, but that was a very negative thing to say in light of this entire story. The whole reason this psycho is injecting her child with botox is to try and please someone else and assure them that her daughter is beautiful in the eyes of the media. None of us are going to agree about who we think is attractive, not attractive, etc. But that’s not the only thing that matters. It should be the thing that matters least. Saying that this little girl isn’t attractive is only feeding the frenzy that’s caused this mother to do what she’s done.

  112. eternalcanadian says:

    Good! When I saw the news reports on this I was horrified! The poor kid, and isn’t Botox bad enough as it is without playing havoc with still growing muscles and tissues in a child’s body? What that mother did was child endagerment–pumping the kid full of toxic substances instead of just using some Olay cream or leaving the kid’s body alone! Then again with a channel like TLC that has that bizarre “Toddlers and Tiaras” show about child beauty pageants I can see how bizarre parents get…

  113. gobo says:

    I think it looks like she might have done fillers on her lips as well. The womans idiocy beggers belief.

  114. mamasnail says:

    This story begs the question of whether other pageant children are receiving Botox treatments and the “virgin wax” as well. Is this woman really a psychopath or is she just following along with the standard operating procedures of the pageant crowd? If so, these pageants should be shut down immediately.

  115. Annie says:

    @118 – MTE. I was very saddened to read on another forum how many people were criticizing this little girl’s looks with comments like “this little girl will never be a star she does not have the right facial features and structure – she will be a loser like her mom”. This is just perpetuating the exact same attitude as the mother albeit in a less extremist form. This attitude is that the best women can hope for is to live up to some artificial standard of beauty and be a “star” based on looks or can just accept being plain/”fugly” and live an ordinary boring life. How about celebrating children’s unique talents and teaching them to make the most of their own unique looks?

  116. 88Modesty88 says:

    Don’t know where my reply has gone — hope I’m not repeating myself now: Why a “virgin wax” unless someone was supposed to see the waxed parts?


  117. Faye says:

    I’m 23, almost three times this girl’s age and I have just the faintest line on my forehead. Apparently I’m the only one who can see it, but I digress.

    So if I, three times her age don’t have lines, she sure as hell doesn’t.

    I hate that pageant garbage. It’s gross. It needs to GO. Encourage girls in science, build their confidence in Girl Scouts or something. Sickening.

  118. Lenore says:

    Well, thank god they took the child away. It’s going to take a lot of therapy, though, to try to reverse the damage this kind of abuse has done, and to try to make this poor girl realise that her own body is fine just as it is.

    I mean, Christ, I worry about one day having a daughter and having to PROTECT her from the insane image of bodily perfection that is presented to women and girls these days. I talk to my mother about how worried SHE was that I would be anorexic, or how I obsessed about my leg hair when I was twelve. I remember being told that I was beautiful as I was, I remember being encouraged.

    The idea that this creature was hurting her daughter physically and psychologically in this way makes me angry beyond belief and for all the trauma that it might cause her daughter to be separated from her mother, I honestly hope that they are parted permanently, because I cannot see any way in which that would not be better for the child.

    If the courts are tempted to say “Well, she just wanted to give her child a good start / give her daughter what she wanted”, then I suggest they do the following: imagine that this was being done by the girl’s father. Imagine it was being done to a little boy. Imagine if she’d gotten her kid a tattoo, or a nose job. This is a grotesque abuse of trust, and no parent willing to do this to ANY child should be allowed to keep them, or have any more.

    No wonder they call it “grooming”, for crying out loud.


  119. 88Modesty88 says:

    Good post, Lenore.
    This site needs a “like” button for comments. Yeah, I spend too much time on Facebook…

  120. OnceWas says:

    Just found this on another website…

    “The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the mother’s name is not Kerry Campbell and she does not live in San Francisco, as originally claimed on ABC’s Good Morning America.”

    This is a seriously screwed up person!

  121. 88Modesty88 says:

    As far as I know she is a Brit who moved to the States to further the girl’s career (yikes) but I could be wrong…

  122. lilred says:

    What in the hell ever happened to teaching children that true beauty begins from within.

    @118 your comments perpetuate this crazy behavior.

  123. Mrs Odie 2 says:

    Botox, waxing, pageants not withstanding, nothing is more traumatic to a child than losing her mother. The best outcome here is that the mother receives intensive therapy and takes parenting classes. That she understands how she has abused her child. She has caused her child unnecessary physical pain. She needs help. But if the mother can get better, I hope the family can be reunited. Foster care is usually a bad experience.

  124. Emily says:

    That’s absolutely disgusting, and I really hope the daughter’s getting therapy while she’s been removed from her mother. I agree with an earlier poster, the mother should be forced to give up the name of her botox supplier, whose medical license should be revoked immediately.

    I didn’t know about the “virgin wax” until I read this today, and just… Ugh. Personally, I shave mine, but I’m 23, and that’s MY CHOICE TO MAKE. For a mother to do that to her own daughter is all kinds of wrong, and to me, it’s worse than the botox. To actually do something to prevent her daughter’s body maturing naturally makes me think that the mother has some very deep psychological issues with her own experiences as a kid or during puberty or something.

  125. Jag says:

    Someone needs to make sure that little girl gets regular, intensive therapy until she’s an adult. I didn’t know what boob jobs were at 8 years old; although, I can attest to wanting a nose job early because I could see that my nose was horribly different from other people’s from where it was broken when I was 5 or 6 years old. My self-esteem suffered, and that was just about a profile. I can’t imagine what that little girl thinks when her mother is injecting her with God knows what and then is torturing her with waxes, too! That woman should never get her daughter back. If it were just “plain” needles being stuck into, and just hot wax being used on a boy, there would be no question to remove him. What is CPS’s problem? This is sick on so many levels, and ITA with those who think there should be further investigation to make sure the little girl isn’t being sexually abused as well.

  126. Alle says:

    This woman is beyond sick!!