A Georgia mom who is regularly featured with her first-grade daughter on “Toddler and Tiaras” is under fire for giving her child caffeine and sugar to keep her “up” on long pageant days.
June Shannon of McIntyre makes a concoction of Red Bull and Mountain Dew that she calls “Go-Go Juice.”
The mom turned to the Go-Go Juice after finding that two bags of Pixy Stixs – also known as “Pageant Crack” – were not enough to keep her first-grader alert during an 8- to 10-hour pageant.
From ABC News:
“ ‘When they do get on stage you have to be alive and…your personality has to shine a long day,’ Shannon told ‘Good Morning America.’ ‘A pageant day can last from 7 in the morning to 6,7,8,9, 10 at night, so performing and getting a kid up that early and lasting all day without a rest, you have to energize their body.’ ”
“There are far worse things,” she said, defending her choice. “I could be giving her alcohol….”
“Everybody does it,”