By Amber Goodhand – Radar Reporter
Toddlers & Tiaras continues to push the envelope when it comes to their sassy little stars and the controversial outfits they wear on the hit TLC show, but is it going too far?
RadarOnline.com has obtained an exclusive photo of three-year-old pageant star Paisley Dickey dressed up as a sexy version of Star Wars‘ Princess Leia at a crowning ceremony last weekend — but she’s still more covered up than the young girls on last week’s episode of Dance Moms!
So why does Toddlers & Tiaras get all the heat?
“I am sure some people won’t agree with it but I think she is absolutely adorable,” a pageant insider told us.
“The theme of the pageant was ‘Out of This World’ so it fit with the theme and that’s what pageants are all about. It’s over the top fun.”
Paisley herself did not participate in the South Georgia pageant, but was actually the celebrity crowner.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Lifetime’s hit show Dance Moms was thrown into the ‘too sexy’ mix last week when the girls on the team — ages seven to 13 — were featured in nude bras performing a risque showgirl routine.
However, the show’s dance teacher Abby Lee Miller has been quoted as saying what her kids do is artistic and they have “talent,” as opposed to TLC’s pageant kids.
Paisley has been criticized in the past for wearing an outfit that emulated Julia Roberts‘ prostitute character in Pretty Woman but the tiny tot has a big heart and is passionate about the campaign to stop bullying.
The beauty queen recently attended the Brand UR anti-bullying campaign launch party and fashion show in Boston with her mom, Wendy Dickey, and manager Blake Woodruff — who will both be making appearances with Paisley on the new season of the show.
Toddlers & Tiaras returns on April 4 at 10 p.m. on TLC.