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If you're a Toddlers and Tiaras fan, you'll know that Eden was a pageant princess until mom Eden and mom Mickie Wood decided to pull her out of pageants for the big league: modeling and acting. It seems to be working, since Eden landed this gig at fashion week, but her career may take a step back after this appearance.
Some people are placing blame in inappropriate places, like blaming the producers of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for allowing this event to occur. But here's the thing - I highly doubt they knew exactly what would happen, and even if they did, I bet they didn't know it would cause this kind of controversy. (In fact, I bet it wouldn't have caused controversy at all if Eden wasn't involved - she's famous enough to make this a headline, rather than a back page story hidden in a newspaper somewhere.) If blame is to be placed anywhere, it should be on the people in charge of Cicciabella's fashion show and on Eden's mom and management team. That being said, Eden's mom is out to get Eden famous, and this is certainly getting her there! Even Cicciabella will probably benefit from this because their brand has gained some fame. And all press is good press, right?
Aside from the fact that Eden has a following, this story probably became popular because of the recent Paisley-the-Prostitot fiasco, in which a 3 year old girl featured on Toddlers and Tiaras was dressed as Julia Roberts' prostitute character in Pretty Woman. People are already on the rampage about kids in overly sexualized costumes, and Eden's story is just being tacked onto the list of reasons why people are angry about kids being sexualized and told that looks are what's important in life.