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A Toddlers and Tiaras pageant prince draws inspiration from RuPaul

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When I was a young suburban girl, there were some lessons that my mother and the school system were unable to teach me. (Namely how to get the rest of the schoolyard gagging on my eleganza day in and day out.) Luckily, I discovered drag glamazon RuPaul early in my formative years. Thanks to her, I now live my life according to three rules: 1. You better work. 2. If you want it wet then you better make it rain. 3. Love!

For quite sometime I thought I was alone in my RuPaul-isms but, as evident from tonight's Toddlers and Tiaras preview, there are other children who draw inspiration from America's favorite drag queen. Bob is a six-year-old pageant prince whose routines are fueled by RuPaul mantras. Bob's parents claim to be huge drag fans and thus draw their child-pageantry inspiration from the scene's unique jargon. Bob and his younger sister Riley, who also competes in pageants, are constantly reminded by their mother to be "fierce" and to "embrace their fierceness" as they prepare for the Southern Celebrity Glitzmas contest. (I wish I made that name up.)

But if I was Bob, I would be a little angry; in my opinion, Bob's parents are giving too much credit to Ru and not enough to his bedazzled rattail. Like the prince says, that lock gives him extra pageant power!