Toddlers and Tiaras star Isabella Barrett has earned more than $1 million from her jewellery and make-up line in 2012.
Isabella Barrett, 6, chooses and test out items for the Glitzy Girl collection, which features lip glosses, charm bracelets and velour hoodies.
“It’s a lot of fun,” the little girl told In Touch magazine.
“I’m the boss!”
The idea for Glitzy Girl came about during Isabella Barrett’s pageant days.
Every time she won a beauty contest, Isabella Barrett and her mother would get the title printed on a charm bracelet, “so she could brag about her accomplishments”, as explained her mother.
Since fans loved the look of her charms, Isabella Barrett and her mother took advantage of her popularity and launched the line.
To manage her daughter’s huge earnings, the mother has set up a trust fund that Isabella Barrett won’t be able to access until she turns 18.
“I’m just trying to raise a happy, healthy little girl,” the mother said.
However, she seems to have no qualms about cashing in on her daughter’s fame.
She even told In Touch that she thinks Honey Boo Boo, Isabella’s former Toddlers and Tiaras co-star, should take advantage of her stardom, too.
“I know her mom, June, wants to keep her grounded,” she said.
“But… it’s time to jump on the money train.”
Isabella Barrett’s mother explained that she and her daughter have always planned to use beauty pageants as a stepping stone for other projects.
“It helped us pave the path to where we are now,” she explained.
During an appearance on The View last June, Isabella Barrett’s mother controversially slammed Toddlers and Tiaras for bringing “nothing but negativity to Isabella”, who was in just one episode of the TLC series.
Though the show was no doubt the catalyst of her newfound fame, the mother criticized it for its “completely wrong” portrayal of child beauty stars.