The UK media has already written about the young winner of beauty contests many times. Today Tina Valchak is 10 years old and she spent half of them preparing and participating in competitive shows. Learn more about how a girl copes with popularity and why her parents do it.
The mother of the multiple winner admitted that participation in children’s beauty contests has already cost them sixteen thousand dollars. At the same time, neither Madara Zilbert nor her husband, Voychech Valchak, have ever regretted spending.
Unlike other parents of young contestants, the couple did not pursue ambitious goals, on the contrary, the idea of «becoming a princess» belonged to Tina. The girl was only five when she saw the TV show Toddlers and Tiaras (crowned babies), the festive atmosphere and bright outfits so impressed her imagination that she literally fell ill with the desire to participate in the program. Madara did not immediately decide to realize her daughter’s dream, but after a couple of weeks she began to look for information about local analogues of the American reality show.
Toddlers and Tiaras has its own representative office and Tina was immediately registered to participate in the project in Dublin.
The first competition cost a thousand pounds, costumes, styling and special cosmetics made up the bulk of the expenses, in addition, it was necessary to pay for hotel accommodation and travel.
But as soon as her daughter came on stage, Madara realized that money was just a mean to achieve goals. It was the first time she had seen Tina so bright and confident. In ordinary life, the baby is shy and hardly communicates with strangers, and during the show Tina was transformed beyond recognition and looked happy.
To date, the young beauty has already received 20 awards, and her mother’s experience is growing with each new competition. In the town of Wellingborough, where the family lives, Madara works in a retail chain, and Voychech is a warehouse worker. The parents of the contestants make substantial payments, and in order to save money, the woman sews outfits for her daughter herself, makes her makeup and styling.
The competitive environment itself is a source of stress, even for adults, but Tina copes well and does not perceive the loss as a tragedy. The girl learns to overcome her fears and works on mistakes, and her parents support her desire for self-improvement.
However, there are also enough haters in the life of the family. In addition to conservative social media users who believe that such contests are evil for children, the couple’s relatives also do not approve of flashy outfits and makeup on the child. However, Tina’s father is sure that this is a great experience for her daughter, she already understands that liking absolutely everyone is an unrealistic task.