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Kaylee Pratt, age 6, sees the Little Miss Perfect beauty pageant in nearby Knoxville, Tennessee, as the perfect opportunity to get back into the pageant world. By the age of three, Kaylee had already retired her crowns, but has found a renewed interest in pageanty now that her little sister is competing in pageants. Kaylee's Mom, Jessica, is excited to see Kaylee's interest rekindled, but is overwhelmed with the amount of work they'll need to do to prepare for the pageant. They will have to buy all new pageant clothes, prepare a beauty routine and come up with a wow wear routine -- all in a week's time. Kaylee decides to do a "paleontology" themed wow wear but her pageant director, Michael Galanes, is not impressed. Kaylee's competition is Shelby Heidle. At age 6, Shelby is a tomboy who loves to get dirty riding go-carts, but get her in an evening gown, and she becomes quite a competitive little pageant girl. There's rarely a pageant where Shelby does not place, and her mom Sharon is confident that the upcoming Little Miss Perfect pageant is no exception. Shelby will be performing a "marionette" themed wow wear, with her Dad as the puppet master, and Sharon is confident the two will steal the show. But with Dad getting tied up at work and then suffering a sudden back injury, Sharon begins to worry that Shelby and Dad might not get enough practice time in to really "wow" the judges.
Nine year old Kayla is not only an experienced pageant girl; she’s also an accomplished dancer and the current Petite Miss American Clogger. But Little Miss Perfect is Kayla’s first glitz pageant and her mom, Dawn, wants to make sure her daughter has all she needs to compete for the title. Dawn insists on doing everything herself – from making Kayla’s beauty dress in just 8 days, to applying her makeup and styling her hair on the day of the pageant. For Dawn, it’s not just her daughter up there on the stage – it’s her as well. Aliyah, aged 10, doesn’t have the same level of experience as Kayla and mostly participates in smaller, local pageants. But what she lacks in titles and talent, she makes up for in enthusiasm! She likes having all eyes on her when she’s up on stage. Aliyah’s Harley-riding biker mom, Christina, loves pageants and encourages her daughter to compete, just as she did when she was younger. In the week leading up to the pageant, both families have a lot of work to do. Dawn’s stress level builds as she struggles to create an entire dress from scratch, finishing with just hours to go before the pageant. While her mom works, Kayla has to perfect a new routine for the Wow Wear portion of the pageant – she’s going to be a clogging firefighter who will set the stage on fire with her speedy steps. Aliyah, meanwhile, has never taken a dance class in her life but needs to learn her cowgirl Wow Wear routine from choreographer Miss Alivia in just a few days. In the end, of course, only one girl can win the crown. Will Dawn’s hard work on the dress pay off? Can Kayla wow the judges with her lightening fast footwork? Or will Aliyah master her dance in time to pull off an upset win? It’s all on the line at Little Miss Perfect Smokey Mountain in Knoxville, TN.
Five-year-old Kyndal recently has been on a losing streak and it’s taken a toll on her self-esteem. Kyndal feels that she’s ugly and that’s why she hasn’t been winning. Kyndal’s mother, Katie, believes that Kyndal isn’t winning because she is no longer confident on stage. Katie’s strategy to raise Kyndal’s self-esteem is for Kyndal to win the Little Miss Perfect pageant! Meanwhile, Five-year-old Alyssa Bernard comes from a military family that doesn’t inherently promote feminine behavior. Alyssa’s mother, Magdalena, recognizes that Alyssa is a prissy girly girl and that’s why she finds pageants to be the perfect place for Alyssa to express herself. Magdalena’s plan to wow the judges is to have Alyssa repel down a wall in a military themed wow-wear routine. The only problem is that Alyssa is terrified of heights! Magdalena must work hard to prepare Alyssa to perform her wow wear routine on stage with no tears. By the time the pageant comes to town, Katie has done her best to reassure Kyndal that she is beautiful and boost her self-esteem. However, Kyndal is letting her nerves get the best of her on stage. Things aren’t much smoother for Magdalena, since Alyssa seems to be having several mood swings throughout the pageant. Both Kyndal and Alyssa have worked very hard, but only one girl can be rewarded and validated by the title of Little Miss Perfect.
Nine year old Maggie is a relative new-comer to the world of pageantry, having only been participating in pageants for about a year. She is inspired by her mother, Kristi, a 1980s beauty queen. With years of experience under her belt, Kristi coaches her daughter herself and her mother, Claudette, makes all of Maggie’s outfits. They truly are a do-it-yourself family. On the other end of the pageant spectrum is ten year old Taylor, who’s been competing since she was a toddler and has won tens of thousands of dollars in pageants and photo contests. But the pageant in Savannah will represent a new chapter for Taylor and her family. For the first time ever, Taylor will be competing against her younger sister, Madison, who has decided to compete once again in glitz pageants after taking some time off from the world of beauty and glamour. As pageant day draws near, all three girls work to perfect their routines and pull together their outfits. Will Maggie move one step closer to matching her mom’s pageant success? Will Madison pull off a win in her glitz comeback? Or will pageant pro Taylor bring home the crown once again? It’s all on the line at Little Miss Perfect Savannah.
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- Premiered: February 18, 2009
- Rating: TV-G
- Premise: Cameras follow junior beauty-pageant contestants and their parents. (more)