Meet Eden Wood. At the ripe young age of six and with 300 wins under her sash, Wood has announced her retirement from the beauty pageant circuit. Wood made a name for herself on the much maligned (though certainly addictive) TLC reality show, “Toddlers & Tiaras” — the show on which one can watch the under-five set model Madonna-esque cone bras, while overbearing stage mothers force their terrified toddlers to get their eyebrows waxed and bleach their teeth.
Good Morning America reports Wood is calling it quits in the hopes of building a mini Eden Wood empire, so far consisting of the Eden Wood Princess Canopy Bed Collection, her very own “Showgirl” action figure, and a memoir titled, Cradle to Crown. She’s already made $1000 from the release of her first single, “Cutie Patootie”, which includes the line “shakin’ my booty.” Of course. Wood’s mother has high hopes for her daughter, telling GMA:
“I think she’s following in the footsteps of some pretty big people who have done pageants, like Oprah Winfrey… Why not see if we can have a hollywood contract or a reality show or whatever… a spot on a Disney program. Why not? It’s the American dream. It’s almost like her destiny.”
[via HuffPost Style.]