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    Mom Defends Dressing Her 4-Year-Old Daughter as a Hooters Waitress for Beauty Pageant

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    Oh, how beauty pageants continue to surprise us.

    We thought we'd seen it all thanks to popular shows like Dance Moms and Toddlers and Tiaras.

    But now, another mom is being put in the hot seat after she decided to dress her 4-year-old daughter in a homemade Hooters waitress outfit.  

    In the U.K. documentary Blinging Up Baby, viewers meet Liane, an unemployed 33-year-old mom who has high hopes for her two daughters, Bessie-Sue and Scarlett.

    "They are very talented little girls," she tells the crew. "'You do try and be original, so something you have not seen before." 

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    But instead of supporting Liane's ambitious efforts, viewers quickly begin to question if she's going too far.

    In addition to making a Hooters outfit for Scarlett, Liane also teaches her youngest daughter a dance routine that reportedly features the splits and pelvic thrusts.

    "Some people may say it is controversial, especially the theme that I have chosen," Liane explains. "But at the end of the day little girls wear swimming costumes to the beach all summer and that's not a controlled environment."

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    She adds, "The environment my kids go in is a controlled environment and it is ticket-entry only, so if anyone thinks it's controversial then please explain because it ain't at all."

    Despite receiving backlash from viewers online, Liane is committed to seeing her daughters succeed in the pageant world.

    "I have invested a lot in them," she says in the documentary. "I am ambitious for them and I do push them."

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