Monday, December 5, 2022

Kailia Posey, child star of ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ and GIF icon, dead at 16 – National

Kailia Posey, one of the child stars of Toddlers & Tiaras, has died. She was 16 years outdated.

Marcy Posey Gatterman, Posey’s mother, (*16*).

“I don’t have phrases or any ideas. A lovely child woman is gone,” she wrote, alongside a photograph of a grown-up Posey attending prom.

“Please give us privateness as we mourn the loss of Kailia. My child ceaselessly.”

Gatterman didn’t share the small print of her daughter’s loss of life.

Posey was one of the youngsters featured on the TLC actuality present, which adopted households whose kids competed in magnificence pageants.

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Posey continued on the pageant circuit as she grew up, sharing photographs of her current wins on her Instagram page.

In January she introduced that she was taking part in Miss Washington Teen USA.

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She additionally dabbled in physique contortionism — a expertise she showcased on Toddlers & Tiaras — and not too long ago shared video of her capturing a bow and arrow along with her toes whereas in a handstand.

A scene from one of the Toddlers & Tiaras episodes – by which a 5-12 months-outdated Posey grins – has change into one of the most well-liked GIFs on the web and is ceaselessly used, to this present day.

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Followers and mates are sharing their recollections and condolences on her Instagram accounts.

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“Can’t even imagine this has occurred. I’m praying for you guys to get by means of this. She at all times was so type to all of us,” commented America’s Obtained Expertise competitor Kadan Bart Rockett.

“Oh candy Kailia my coronary heart completely breaks for you. I’ll at all times keep in mind you because the little feisty pageant woman that at all times made everybody chortle,” wrote one other fan.

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