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Full Credits

Starring Ashley Tisdale & Leah Remini
Directed by Allison Hord & Rachel Goldenberg
Produced by Christin Trogan
Executive Producer: Mike Farah
Director of Photography: Kevin Stewart
Written by Allison Hord
Contributing Writer: Erin LaRosa
Edited by Bill Parker
Pageant Judges: Bob Turton, Lindsay Gareth, & Kate Spurgeon
Pageant Mothers: Heather Ayers, Kathryn Burns, Lilan Bowden, Marisa Pinson, Stephanie Allyn, & Celestine
Pageant Contestants: Avriella Ford, Mykayla Sohn, Abriana Nuno, Gabriela Gagnon, & Jayla Walker
Pageant Host: Drew Droege
Audience: Alena Day, Rachel Zake, Ronnie Campagnone, Emma Green, Michael Pinkerton, Devon Libran, Mark Saldana, Caitlin Kimball
B-Camera Operator: Andrew Crighton
C-Camera Operator: Jordan Martin
Behind the Scenes Camera Operator: Liam White
1st AC: Ray Lee
Gaffer: Tony Lopez-Cepero
Electric: Jordan Downey
Grips: Brett Lopes & Jason Brewer
1st AD: Tim Ketchersid
2nd AD: Kendall Anlian
2nd 2nd AD: Lindsay Robinson
Production Designer: Caity Birmingham
Production Design Assistants: James Godbolt & Vanessa Lin
Makeup & Hair: Megan Nicoll, Karan Mitchell, Richard Collins, Ashley Cordova
Costume Designer: Aubrey Binzer
Costume Design Assistant: Bradley Bowns
Sound: Ben Forman & BoTown Sound
Graphics by Pat Bishop
Choreography by Kathryn Burns
Production Assistants: Ross Buran, Max Elfeldt, & Alistair Walford
Special Thanks: Bill Perlman, Meg Coogan, & the Residence Inn of Downtown Burbank


(booming sound)
Male voiceover: (whispers) Exclusive.
(lively music)
Makenzie: My name's Makenzie, and I'm 4 year's old,
Makenzie: and I'm a beauty queen.
Makenzie: Mommy, I left my Ni-Ni!
Makenzie's mom: We'll grab it.
Makenzie: (cries loudly)
Makenzie: No! I don't know how to put this on!
She tried to bite me.
Makenzie: No!
Leah Remini: When Makenzie was 8,
Leah Remini: uh, we had to pull her out of home school
Leah Remini: so she can focus on the pageants.
Leah Remini: Beauty pageants is what
Makenzie lives for.
Leah Remini: It's her passion.
Leah Remini: Yes, Makenzie still does compete
in the 5 to 7-year-old group
Leah Remini: but we feel that she really does
shine in this particular group.
Ashley Tisdale: Woman, you are driving me nuts.
Ashley Tisdale: My name is Makenzie.
Ashley Tisdale: I'm 25 and 3/4 and I'm
still competing today.
Lilan Bowden: 25, huh?
Lilan Bowden: That's a little old.
Lilan Bowden: Isn't at that point there's
like a special Olympics
Lilan Bowden: for pageants?
Stephanie Allyn: A real freak of nature that one,
Stephanie Allyn: uh, gallivanting around with
her weird body and face.
Ashley Tisdale: (blows raspberries)
Leah Remini: Okay, come on just
a few sprays on your chest
Leah Remini: and then we could put on your [child gear]
Ashley Tisdale: Oh, oh, I'm not
putting that thing on.
Ashley Tisdale: I'm sorry.
Ashley Tisdale: I can't.
Leah Remini: She's been in 5,000
pageants and won 3,213 crowns.
Leah Remini: It makes it all worth it.
Ashley Tisdale: Gross!
Ashley Tisdale: Ni-ni tastes like [unintelligible]
Leah Remini: [unintelligible]
Ashley Tisdale: Don't ever do it again!
Ashley Tisdale: Ahhhh! (cries loudly)
Drew Droege: Please welcome
our little darling dream angels,
Drew Droege: our Little Miss USA pageant contestants.
(lively music)
Ashley Tisdale: Mama!
Ashley Tisdale: Where's my Ni-ni?
Leah Remini: It's right here baby.
Leah Remini: It's for later.
Leah Remini: It's okay come here, come on, come on.
Leah Remini: No, no, come on, [let's
not faint] come on.
Leah Remini: No, no, no, no.
Ashley Tisdale: Get, get!
Ashley Tisdale: Get out of my practice space.
(Hound Dog by Elvis Presley song)
Heather Ayers: I am not worried
about this competition at all.
Heather Ayers: Look at that face, she
cannot not be happy.
Heather Ayers: Are you happy?
Heather Ayers: Louder.
(Yodelayheehoo music)
Leah Remini: These parents who complain
about paying for higher education,
Leah Remini: try paying 200 grand on pageants.
Kate Spurgeon: I've spent $300,000
over the last 7 years,
Kate Spurgeon: uh, priming my daughterm,
classes, costumes, make-up,
Kate Spurgeon: false teeth, false eyes.
(American Girl by Tom Petty
and the Heartbreakers song)
(lively music)
Ashley Tisdale: She needs to
lose some serious weight.
Aubrey Ana
loves doing pageants.
Don't you sweetheart?
How much?
(Roxanne by The Police song)
(Ready to Go by Little Cowboy song)
Leah Remini: As Makenzie grew, some
of the judges were concerned
Leah Remini: that Makenzie's outfits
were too promiscuous.
Leah Remini: But when she was younger, they were cute?
Leah Remini: Please,
Leah Remini: semantics.
Drew Droege: And without further ado,
Drew Droege: our next little Miss USA pageant winner is
(drum roll)
Ashley Tisdale: (screams)
Leah Remini: Whoo!
Leah Remini: Yes!
Leah Remini: That's right.
Leah Remini: Suck it, ladies!
Leah and Ashley: (screams with joy)
Leah Remini: Oh yeah!
Leah Remini: This is why we do what we do.
Ashley Tisdale: Ni-ni.
Ashley Tisdale: (screams loudly)