Tell her mum that she is doing a great job, and that Riley will turn out well despite what that one judge said. She doesn't need the fake hair, the makeup-her personality doesn't need the coverup.Originally Posted by kattatude;3644740;I am a great aunt of the little girl, Riley, who was on last night's show. She does the pageants because she wants to do them. She has made friends with other little girls, and she loves getting together with them at the pageants. Her mother has said that at any point Riley wants to quit doing the pageants, then it's over with. She rarely puts makeup on Riley, she doesn't wear fake hair, and they really don't spend much money on the dresses and costumes. The grandmother makes a lot of the costumes, or they are bought off ebay. Riley has never been upset because of not winning. It truly is that she likes her little friends that she gets to see at the pageants. My sister is Riley's grandmother (not the one who makes the clothes), and she doesn't like the whole pageant deal, nor do I. She has gone to watch Riley compete a few times because Riley wants her to come. We, (my sister, another sister and I, along with my two granddaughters) did go to the pageant that aired last night. I was TERRIFIED that my face would pop up in the audience...thank goodness, I didn't see that happen! The father of the one little girl that was featured last night was a hoot to watch. I think more people watched him than the little girls! Anyway, I do know that Riley is not forced to compete...she does it because she wants to. I was a little put out with the remarks of the lady talking about Riley needing the makeup, false hair and fancier clothes. The girls that wear all that makeup, fake teeth and false hair really do look like dolls. I think it's kind of creepy.