An unusual article appeared on Drudge yesterday: Self-made millionaire reveals how she made her money - aged just NINE
This little girl, it seems, got her start on the infamous Toddlers and Tiaras show (child beauty contests, for those unfamiliar with the genre).
Encouraged by her success on the show, the child launched her own bling-style clothing and jewelry line at just six years old, which has made her a multi-millionaire by age nine.
Quoting the article: Isabella said: "It feels awesome because I know everybody looks up to me which is a big responsibility. My fans love me, they tell me I'm really cool and just really pretty - there's nothing not to like about being famous."
Reaction to this whole child beauty contest beginning gave a lot of people the willies, since so many kids got pushed into it by stage moms. But undoubtedly many girls loved it -- loved the spotlight, loved the attention. This little girl is doing nothing more than capitalizing on that platform, and doing it perfectly legally.
There's no indication whatever she is being abused or forced into this lifestyle. Her family seems very loving and supportive. By all accounts she's rich, successful, and confident. She appears to be an extremely motivated and entrepreneurial young lady.
So why do I find the whole article slightly nauseating?