'Toddlers & Tiaras' Contestant Dons Padded Bra To Play Dolly Parton (VIDEO)

09/01/2011 09:41 am ET | Updated Jun 15, 2012
  • Ellie Krupnick Senior Editor of Viral Content and Strategy, The Huffington Post

There's plenty of cringe-worthy television out there, but our uncomfortable show of choice is TLC's "Toddlers & Tiaras."

Today, we have the less physical painful but more ethically questionable instance of a mother stuffing her daughter Maddy's chest to play the role of Dolly Parton.

The chest (and butt) padding used to transform Maddy into a mini Dolly clearly make Maddy's hair-and-makeup artist uncomfortable, but Maddy loves her "enhancements" (her mother's word, not ours).

"I'm CUTE," she declares.

"I think you're cute but you would be just as cute without those, don't you?" asks her stylist.

"NO."

So there you have it. Check out the above ridiculousness and more (including a quite awkward montage of all the other contestants romping around in their slightly more age-appropriate outfits) in the clip below.

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