ABC News' Andrea Canning and Taylor Behrendt report:
The hit show "Toddlers and Tiaras" took beauty pageants to a whole new level, spotlighting pushy mothers and preschoolers made up to look like showgirls, and the show's new season will deliver more of the same when it airs tonight on TLC.
The program, which showcases little girls with big hairdos and makeup competing for crowns and cash, has attracted lots of attention and criticism since it first debuted in 2009.
Little girls are shown in environments of glitz and glamour, and their mothers can be seen making extreme efforts to ensure that their daughters stand out, even if it means putting pint-sized girls in hair extensions, heavy makeup and racy costumes.
Contestant Paisley Dickey recently channeled Lady Gaga for the Darling Diva's pageant in New York City, but it was another costume that Paisley wore earlier this year that took many people by surprise.
She appeared in a pageant decked out in a blonde wig, blue miniRead More »from ‘Toddlers and Tiaras’ Brings Familiar Drama