August 11, 2014 11:34 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
Move over Honey Boo Boo — there’s a new child star taking over America’s television screens! Asia Monet Ray – originally of Dance Moms and Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition fame — is starring in her very own reality show! The little dancer says that her goal is to become the next Beyonce…but her mom is more interested in keeping her daughter grounded. Can these two seemingly incompatible goals be achieved at the same time?
With her sassy on-stage personality and amazing technique, Asia Monet Ray is a clear dance prodigy. Her abilities extend from the stage to the television screen, as evidenced by memorable appearances on Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition and Dance Moms. Now, the young reality star is continuing her rise to the top of the entertainment industry, capturing Facebook interest with a new show called Raising Asia.
SheKnows caught up with Asia Monet Ray at last night’s Teen Choice Awards, and wow — talk about a bundle of energy! The tiny dancer is excited about Raising Asia, which she says is intended to “[show] the whole world that I put in a lot of hard work to be the next Beyonce.” The reality star adds that, while there are some similarities between Raising Asia and Dance Moms, she is no longer “being held back from other cast members to do what I love doing.”
Her daughter may possess a bit of a diva attitude, but Kristie Ray says she works hard to keep Asia grounded. To achieve this end, Kristie and Asia set aside plenty of time for family gatherings. “On her time off, she’s with family…we want to make sure she keeps her values and follows her dreams.”
It sounds like Kristie Ray is doing a great job of raising a grounded little Beyonce! We look forward to seeing more of Asia Monet Ray’s amazing talent on future episodes of Raising Asia!
Are you impressed by Asia Monet Ray? Or is she, as Twitter critics allege, a more talented but equally spoiled version of Honey Boo Boo? Feel free to share your opinion in the comments section below!
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Photo Credit: Asia Monet Ray Instagram