Farrah Abraham waxed her 3- yr-old daughter’s unibrow: no big deal or OMG?!


I rarely pay any attention to any of the Teen Moms or the 16 & Pregnant moms, so CB filled me on some background for Teen Mom Farrah Abraham. It seems that there were allegations of neglect against Farrah with regards to her now 3-year-old daughter Sophia, and CB was particularly disturbed when Farrah left Sophia with her (Farrah’s) mother, who is another dysfunctional, neglectful person. I also know that Farrah bought herself some big old fake bolt-ons as soon as that Teen Mom money came rolling in (in 2010) and she recently got $16,000 worth of plastic surgery (to her face). So, do you have an idea of what kind of person Farrah is? Because it’s about to get even better – and by better, I mean OMG.

These “Teen Mom” stars need to step away from their computers — with another one facing major backlash for something she posted online. This time around it’s Farrah Abraham facing the wrath of the Internet after a blog post where she describes trying to wax her 3-year-old daughter’s unibrow. Seriously.

“So here I am faced with a standout historical moment in motherhood when I can confirm to myself that my little, adorable,most cuddle-able cutie, baby girl has a Unibrow,” she writes of daughter Sophia on her Sulia blog.

“I felt bad for her so I told sophia of the little issue on her brow, and I showed her how I waxed mine off, so I tryed [sic] to wax her,” Farrah continues.

But it didn’t go as planned.

“the second a dab hit the Uni, she touch it with the towel she had in her hand. UHHH so now, wax was in the towel, and I yanked it back ASAP, but fuzz was not stuck to the wax stuck to her Uni,” Abrams writes. “OMG moment, So now sophia was freaking out, so I had to act like it was a cool science project to get the wax off.”

It gets worse.

With waxing clearly not an option, Farrah then found an alternative way to remove the “fuzz”: Tweeze it off while her daughter was sleeping.

“I got my tweezers and Pluck-pluck-pluck,” says Abrahms. “The next morning I showed her and told her how well she did and she didn’t even know, She was more intrigued now to be ok with upkeeping her non-unibrow. I could tell she was proud.”

And Farrah’s proud too — finishing her tale by saying “Ah I feel like a good mom:)”

But her fans don’t feel the same way, commenting like crazy on her post.

“Is this a joke? You attempted to wax your THREE YEAR OLD’S unibrow?! And then proceeded to tweeze it? Wow. Now that is parenting at its finest,” wrote one.

“You are teaching a three year old that there is something wrong with her. You should be raising up your child’s self esteem not beating it down, she will have enough people in her life do that,” posted another.

[From Too Fab]

I’m half-Indian, which means… lots of hair. If I left my eyebrows unplucked for a few weeks, I would not have a full-on unibrow, but my eyebrows would be TRYING to meet in the middle. Even as a young girl, I was self-conscious about my brows, and my mom taught me to pluck when I was probably… I want to say, like, 11 years old? Keep in mind I hit puberty early too – by the age of 13, I was already a C-cup! So, what am I saying? Even though I’m sure you can slam Farrah for being a bad mom about a lot of different things, I don’t have full-on hate for her for this one particular thing. She shouldn’t have tried to wax her 3-year-old, but I don’t see the big deal with plucking her little girl’s eyebrows. Does that make me a (hirsute) monster?

Photos courtesy of WENN, Farrah’s Twitter.

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  1. TheTruthHurts says:

    This woman Farrah frightens me. Her behavior & actions we witnessed on Teen Mom, etc remind me so much of what we have heard/seen about Casey Anthony, down to the overbearing volatile relationship with her own mother. I worry about Sofia’s safety being with an obviously irresponsible and immature mother as we all know what happened to Caylee Anthony. Not to mention, what she is going to do to Sophia’s self image if at 3 years old, the daughter is already being told she doesn’t look right because of a unibrow.

  2. Jess says:

    My opinion is that this is none of our business, and Farrah shouldn’t have made it our business. If the uni-brow was bugging Farrah, and she felt it had to go, that’s her prerogative as the child’s mother, as long as it wasn’t abusive, which I don’t think it was. Mom’s make decisions about clothing and hairstyles and many other vanity type issues with kids.Plucking a few hairs from a unibrow isn’t a big deal.

  3. Jamie says:

    I honestly see nothing wrong with it. I say good for you farrah! yes, You want your child to grow up with good self esteem . . .a part of that self esteem thing is looking good. You look good, you feel good. I teach my four year old the same thing. She doesnt; have a unibrow but I have been tempted to wax them to get them in shape. It makes her feel pretty so there is nothing wrong with it. My 4 year old daughters favorite saying . . . “beauty is pain”. She repeated this to herself when she got her ears pierced a year ago at the age of three. Nothing wrong with teaching the kid about the real world! Good for you farrah!

  4. Lori M. says:

    What an awful mother! She sits on the couch while her daughter is in the kitchen sink taking a bath ALONE & burns her hand with hot water?!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWQclDnQ2TE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  5. Suze says:

    She was a teen mom?

    She looks thirty in these photos.

    Leave the kid alone. Pluck in a few years.

  6. Anna says:

    omg. it’s disgusting. waxing a 3 year old. next they will be doing plastic surgery at age five. and what;s wrong with a unibrow anyway? some are beautiful, lighter softer hair in the middle.

  7. Violet says:

    Honestly, as a kid with a genuine unibrow (they not only meet in the mididle, the middle goes down the bridge of my nose!), I’d thank her. I was mercilessly teased – trust me, other kids notice something like that immediately.

    • Em says:

      I can understand not wanting to be teased, but Sophia has lived her life in the public eye. No one has commented on a unibrow that I’ve seen. Even if she did have a unibrow, do you honestly think an improperly applied at-home wax was the best solution? Sophia could have been burned, scarred, or had damage done to her eyes. This was a plain dumb decision on Farrah’s part.

    • anneesezz says:

      Really, kids notice? So the other toddlers at the Gymboree are checking out your unibrow? And now you aren’t getting inviting to the big shin-dig at Chuck-E-Cheese this weekend? Give me a break! This is so ridiculous. Anyone that doesn’t not think this is borderline abusive is as delusional as the Teen Mom who did this to her poor daughter.

  8. Holden says:

    Ugh, I can’t stand this person and her vapid decisions.

  9. Jub-Jub says:

    I’ve watched about two seasons of Teen Mom. All Farrah does is look in the mirror and complain in that nasal voice of hers. The way she treats her parents as well is disgusting.

  10. lady X says:

    Let me just say this ….. Kids are cruel and will pick on you for anything… i was VERY skinny growing up which is considered to be ideal … and I got teased by fat kids… I got teased by people with horrible acne and I have always had great skin … i got teased cause my boobs did not grow till i was in high school … my point is you have to teach your children that people bully and tease you because they are insecure .. PERIOD … bullies have been around since David and Goliath yet all of a sudden people can not deal
    with it ….. Teach your kids …. stop being lazy …. Her waxing her kids hair is no different than black sistas perming their daughters hair so it can be straight …. it is teaching them early on that they have issue when in actuality you have the issue… She is 3 … she will look totally different in another 3 years …. she is growing and changing period ,… it does not matter if your kid is ugly … as long as they are healthy … they are babies … period … Always remember you are your child’s first teacher … and no matter what you do you are in fact teaching them … be it negative or positive … you are teaching them ….
    Now ear piercing is not the same .. that is a decor thing … and believe me it makes very little difference to girls …it is not a vanity thing .. it is like nail polish only more painful …Believe me the kids could care less if you have your EARS PIERCED …
    Circumcision came from the Jews and in Africa as a religious right of passage … it later was adapted by the western world as a clean thing …. again that is a health issue and NOT a vanity thing as i have yet to met a man who walks around with his penis on display … The waxing and hair removal on a 3 year old is RIDICULOUS !!!!! She is THREE and who is to say that when she reaches the age that people even give a damn that it will be an out of control thing … her hair is still growing and developing … come on people … you can not be serious .. this is the same forum where people screamed at Victoria Beckham for wearing heels caring her daughter but it is ok to WAX or PLUCK a babies eyebrows because the MOther is insecure about it

    • Em says:

      Circumcision for Jews comes from the Torah, and while I may not agree with it, I do try to respect some of the decisions made for religious purposes. Same with Muslims–it isn’t in the Quran, but they do derive their reasoning from the same passage Jews do. In Africa circumcision is encouraged because it can decrease the likelihood of contracting HIV or infections due to lack of hygiene. Again, I have no quarrel with this as it’s a legitimate way to decrease illness. However, in the US, upwards of 80% of males are circumcised, and that is mostly because people think it looks better or they want their children to look like their fathers in that region (why that matters is lost on me). With the access to healthcare and knowledge about hygiene and condoms in the US, we shouldn’t be looking to Africa for our reasoning to circumcise. Matter of fact, most European countries don’t have widespread circumcision (in some countries the rate is 1-2%) and they don’t have these horrible infections that people want to hold up as reasoning for circumcision. The WHO says that there are benefits in places like Africa or for penile deformities but they don’t encourage universal circumcision. It is not necessary. It’s painful and your baby can’t consent. It takes a major decision out of your child’s hands, and once made, is likely never to be reversed.

      I do agree with what you’ve said about the waxing though. Farrah is teaching her daughter that there is something wrong with her from a very early age and it is disgusting. Ugh.

      • lady X says:

        Circumcision here is done because people think it is healthier …. Not because of how it looks … whether it is true or not about it being healthier is another story … I have a twin brother and he was circumcised when we were born and it had absolutely nothing to do with vanity or religion as i was raised a baptist christian … It had to do with health … so i do not like to make general statements about what folks do now… NEVER met one mother who circumcised her son due to VANITY that is a new one for me ,.. I believe you but never heard of it … Also you said the same thing in your first statement that i said … it started out as a religious thing that the west adapted … in African Muslim culture it was a right of passage .. that is FACT … A lot of things we practice in this country are from religious origin .. just is

      • Em says:

        Not arguing just sharing personal experience, but when I was working on my masters, I was a nurse in an OB/GYN practice. You wouldn’t believe the people who said the way a circumcised penis looks was the deciding factor to have it done for their babies on the way! It’s actually how I became so interested in the topic (I’ve always been interested in the whole informed consent thing and I guess it just snow-balled).

      • marie says:

        for reasons I don’t remember (I know it wasn’t cosmetic) my dad had to get circumsized later in life, and he said it was porbably the most painful thing he ever went through, and he went through multiple surgeries..

        fact is, you won’t remember the pain as a baby-but you will as a grown man.

  11. dread pirate cuervo says:

    Waxing bad. Plucking not so much. My stepson has serious unibrow & his mom didn’t take him for waxing until he was almost 12. I would’ve started plucking just before kindergarten if he was my kid. It’s not cute & kids are mean.

  12. amber says:

    my mom showed me how to put on (age-appropriate) makeup, tweeze my eyebrows, and shave my legs, and for these things I thank her… but it was also around the same time I needed her help in buying a bra, which puts me at about 13. I have a 2-year-old and I consider my job as a mom to be providing her with food, love, potty-training and toothbrushing-training, and maybe it’s judge-y to criticize another mother’s choices… but for my part, the only “cosmetic” things I inflict on her are cutting her bangs when her hair gets in her eyes. I can’t imagine giving painful beauty treatments to someone who isn’t old enough to feel self-conscious.

  13. Anastasia says:

    She used hot wax near a toddler’s EYES for something the kid wouldn’t even NOTICE for years.

    Dear God.

    And the fact that so many people commenting aren’t the least bit bothered by it is disturbing.

  14. c'est la vie says:

    Wtf is she wearing in the last pic?

    I’d be afraid of her waxing my brows – she looks a little off.

    Well, more than a little off…

    Which just reminded me of the immortal phrase “wax on, wax off” from the Karate Kid. Hope the kid still has some brows. Nothing says love more than your mother giving you a brow wax. And tweeze. At the age of three.

  15. sarah says:

    Are you bonkers? Or is this another example of a nutjob American?
    Leave the kid alone. It’s so odd and wrong it’s hard to even comment.
    Let her go, yes she might be bullied, but everyone does at some stage, you suck it up and move on.
    Seriously the world is so superficial today. There is less depth than a puddle.
    You people who agree with even plucking, are as mad as snakes.

  16. Celt Lady says:

    Forget the imagined unibrow and get rid of the pacifier! Few people care about a unibrow, especially on an infant which
    she must still be based on the pacifier.

  17. Ruby Red Lips says:

    I am astounded at how many people on here think its perfectly acceptable to wax a 3 year old child…

    What is wrong with you???!! A 3 year old child is barely anything more than a toddler and certainly not in need of ‘beauty treatments’

    & then to plaster it all over the internet for long term humiliation & people on here still think Farrah did nothing wrong!!?!

    Jaysus, absolutely disgusting!!

  18. paranormalgirl says:

    As a psychiatrist, I can pretty safely say that the child won’t be psychologically scarred from THIS occurrence, but putting a priority on physical appearance from a young age can really skew a child’s self-esteem as she grows up. This woman seems to be projecting her image issues onto her child and that’s just not right.

  19. Listerino says:

    Well I don’t approve of waxing she’s too young for that but I don’t see anything wrong with plucking a few hairs if she’s concerned with how people will view her daughter etc.
    However I really don’t like the girl to start with. Watching the show I cannot STAND the way she disrespects her parents. Everything that comes out of her mouth around them is hurtful or mean, even when most of the time they’re just trying to be normal concerned and loving parents. She’s a selfish brat.

  20. Runs with Scissors says:

    Can’t BELIEVE how many people on here are ok with this.

    Our culture is soooo f*cking shallow, it’s truly frightening how bad it’s gotten.

    Women are told by men and cosmetics companies that having natural body hair is ugly and dirty and vaginas are ugly and dirty and BAM, we become ashamed of our own little girls??

    We rip our hair out by the roots and worry about it constantly? Ridiculous.

  21. paranormalgirl says:

    I dunno, Runs With Scissors, I pretty much don’t care about my stray eyebrow hairs. The little moustache bugs me a bit, though.

  22. Bazza says:

    I think her time would be better spent painting with her daughter or sitting on the floor rolling a ball or a million other things that her little girl would love and would help her develop. God forbid her daughter falls and ends up with a scar will she cover it with make up. We are all made in various shapes and sizes its whats inside that counts.

  23. A Fan says:

    More like OMFG.

    Do we really need to spell out the negative body message that sends?

    This coming from a woman who redid her f-cking face, however, doesn’t surprise me.

  24. mysteelark says:

    FYI if you look back at old episodes of Farrah, she is all over sophia for what she eats and does keep her on a “diet” of sorts. She is the one who makes comments to her about things other kids will say to and about her. I also can’t see that she would be bullied for the eyebrows, but she will be bullied when her peers get old enough to know about her mom and the things she’s done. I know people shouldn’t talk baby talk to their kids but she talks to sophia like she’s 13 and understands, they got a puppy and Farrah got upset it acted like a puppy and didn’t come knowing what to do and gave it away