April 15, 2013 04:02 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
Forget Honey Boo Boo — the latest Toddlers and Tiaras star drawing all the attention is 6-year-old pageant millionaire Isabella Barrett. That’s right, Isabella has earned over one million through her success as a pageant princess. What will happen to all that money?
Some young girls maintain their former lifestyles after earning a lot of money in the pageant circuit. Honey Boo Boo is the perfect example, with her mother June Shannon putting all earnings from the pageants and TV show away into trust funds and continuing to make do on Sugar Bear’s income. Of course, it could be argued that Honey Boo Boo’s main source of income depends on her family maintaining their redneck lifestyle, but that’s beside the point.
Isabella Barrett serves as the perfect contrast to Honey Boo Boo. She doesn’t have her own reality show (yet), but thanks to a makeup line and other lucrative endeavors, the little pageant star is raking in an impressive amount of money. She tells the Daily Mirror that she’s a millionaire and loves living the lifestyle of a rich girl. This includes owning over sixty pairs of shoes!
Getting to this point wasn’t all that difficult, says Isabella’s mother Susanna. The momager says that her daughter first began seeing success in 2011, when she was entered in several beauty pageants and promptly recruited for Toddlers and Tiaras. This soon led to other opportunities. “Bella fell in love with all the glitz and glamour and was a natural performer. Now she owns her own business and already has enough money in the bank to secure her future.”
While shoes are the main source of spending in Isabella’s newly lavish lifestyle, it appears that the pageant star is also no Honey Boo Boo when it comes to mealtime. Where Alana would be satisfied eating a combination of noodles, ketchup and mayo (aka sketti), Isabella insists on only the best. “[Bella] once ordered $2,200 worth of food. It’s never cheeseburgers and fries, always the most expensive like filet mignon and lobster. I know it seems pompous, but to us it’s just funny and part of her personality.”
Susanna is supposedly trying to prevent her daughter from growing up spoiled, but it’s pretty clear to us that she’s not succeeding in that mission. What do you think? Leave a comment and let us know!
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